For half a decade, guitarist/singer Howard Feibusch and bassist Myles Heff played together in the Massachusetts outfit Orange Television. But times change, and as the pair left the Bay State behind them for Brooklyn, so too did they leave their previous incarnation. Teaming with drummer Chris Holdridge, they became known simply as Howard. Now, the folktronic trio is set to release their debut record, Religion, this November.
As a first taste of the self-produced LP — and truly, a first taste of Howard itself — the band has released its debut single, “Song About Something”. Slow building electronics swirl forward, urging you to get wrapped up in the call to prayer that is Feibusch’s vocals. As the various electrical noises skitter and boom in the background, Holdridge drops in with his stuttering, Selway-esque drums. It all comes together in a groove that keeps you guessing, pulling you along or kicking you about until the back end of the track opens up and sucks you into a wormhole of modulated guitar. Take a listen below.
Howard will share more of their Religion during the handful of shows they have scheduled for the rest of the year, including a pair of CMJ shows. See their docket below.
Howard 2014 Tour Dates:
10/23 – New York, NY @ Starbucks @ Astor Place (CMJ)
10/25 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (CMJ)
11/22 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
12/12 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall