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Howler Blasts Death By Audio to Smithereens, They Wish: 1.19.12

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America Give Up, indeed. Since the Strokes and the long-lost Libertines have lost their relevancy, perhaps we do need a new bunch of 19-year-olds to shake up the basics of rock and roll for the younger set, proving that there’s still plenty to be said for rollicking choruses, simple guitar chords and comedic banter. Howler is clearly cocky frontman Jordan Gatesmith’s project, though his band mates Ian Nygaard (guitar), France Camp (bass), Max Petrek (keyboards) and Brent Mayes (drums) are the perfect backdrop, filling out Howler’s sound and making the set come alive like a boys’ bratty party on stage.

21 Jan 2012 | More

Howler to Play NYC Shows and Release ‘America Give Up’ on Rough Trade in January

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Howler, Minneapolis’s harmony-laden, surf-punk quintet (with a touch of Libertines’ spunk), conjured up by rollicking 19-year-old Jordan Gatesmith, just got off a UK tour with the Vaccines and now they’re back, getting ready to release America Give Up, their debut album, on Rough Trade Records this January 17.

27 Dec 2011 | More

British Sea Power: The Dance of a Decade Begins

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It’s not a mere name and British Sea Power’s quest for travel is nothing to be sneezed at. While the band was gearing up for their latest album Valhalla Dancehall, which marks a decade of their existence, they gleaned inspiration from visiting a few far off places, plunking down guitars to play in remote locales such as atop the Great Wall of China and inside the Arctic Circle.

10 Jan 2011 | 2 comments | More

Jarvis Cocker Announces Next Solo Album, Further Complications

Pitchfork and Rough Trade Records made the official announcement that (the now-bearded) Jarvis Cocker‘s next solo album, Further Complications, will …Read the Rest

10 Mar 2009 | More

Super Furry Animals to Unveil Entire New Album in Live Webcast

Tune in, don’t tune out!  Leave it to Cardiff’s most creative band, Super Furry Animals, who will unveil their new …Read the Rest

9 Mar 2009 | 1 comment | More

Mystery Jets @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC, 2.24.09

What better a way to spend Mardi Gras than with Eel Pie Island’s favorite sons, Mystery Jets.  The colorful quintet …Read the Rest

25 Feb 2009 | More

Glasgow’s 1990′s Second Album, Kicks, Due for March Release

March is quite the loaded month for must-hear releases.  On March 24, 2009, Rough Trade Records will release Kicks, the …Read the Rest

20 Jan 2009 | 2 comments | More