Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Howler - This One's Different EP

There has been a lot of things to smile about recently for Minneapolis based 4 piece Howler as of late. They signed a deal with legendary label Rough Trade recently which will see the release of their debut EP "This One's Different" on August 1st in UK. (Available since Feb. 14th in US/Canada on iTunes) They have also been touted in NME as one of the best new bands so far this year, along with being a personal favorite of thier website editor Luke Lewis. If that wasn't enough, Howler will be opening for The Vaccines on their UK tour this fall.

The band is comprised of 19 year old lead singer Jordan Gatesmith, Max Petrek, Brent Mayes and Ian Nygaard.

The band's first single "I Told You Once" is a simple, but very effective track that has surfy guitars and a catchy indie chorus that you'll want to add to your summer playlist. It has much of it's own hazy charm, but one that owes some debts to early Strokes tracks. They make a great first impression and are on the radar as a band to watch for very soon.

A great snippet from an article from Minneapolis website describes the full EP:
Their recently released This One's Different EP is, true to its name, a weirdly wonderful snapshot of a band far too young and reckless to fully appreciate its own talent: five songs in 14 minutes, most of it sounding like a blotted accident. Save for radio-ready pogo-beat single "I Told You Once," Different plays like the best kind of dashed-off high school yearbook entry, full of in-jokes, asides, and random musings.
This One's Different


1. I Told You Once
2. This One's Different
3. You Like White Women, I Like Cigarettes
4. For All Concern
5. 14 Days

Available Now on iTunes

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