HOVVDY SHARE CRANBERRY ALBUM STREAM
PLAYING RECORD RELEASE SHOWS IN BROOKLYN & AUSTIN
OUT 2/9 VIA DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY
LISTEN TO CRANBERRY
Austin, TX’s Hovvdy have shared the album stream for their upcoming album, Cranberry. The Hype Machine, who premiered the stream today, are saying “on their sophomore LP, Cranberry, the duo warm up to the structures of pop. The sound is straightforward and slow-moving, at times recalling the soft-voiced indie rock of ’90s greats Bedhead, as well as tourmate (Sandy) Alex G.” Cranberry is available for pre-order now and due out 2/9 via Double Double Whammy.
Hovvdy are also touring with spring and playing 2 record release shows, one in Austin, TX at Barracuda and one in Brooklyn, NY at Baby’s All Right. All dates below.
2/9 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda *
2/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right *
2/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar
2/24 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
2/25 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
2/28 – Nashville, TN @ Cobra
3/1 – Jackson, MS @ Spacecamp
3/2 – Dallas, TX @ Good Records
3/3 – San Antonio, TX @ Lowcountry
* Cranberry Record Release Shows
PRAISE FOR HOVVDY:
“Tender, thoughtful bedroom pop built off simple elements and pensive melodies.” – NPR
“The minimal Austin duo stack simple riffs in idiosyncratic ways.” – Pitchfork
“Soft, atmospheric rock of the bedroom-spun variety” – The FADER
“Mellow, downtempo indie rock that finds warmth and comfort in small observation.” – SPIN
“Beautiful and spare, full of tender, slow-moving songs with big hearts.” – Bandcamp
“Cranberry has some incredibly affecting moments.” – Noisey
Based in Austin, Texas, Hovvdy (pronounced “howdy”) is the writing and recording project of Charlie Martin and Will Taylor. The duo, both primarily drummers, first met in the fall of 2014 and quickly bonded over a love for quiet music. Within a few weeks, they had combined songs and began recording their first EP in bedrooms and family homes across Texas.
By 2016 the two had committed to each others growth in songwriting and recording, resulting in their debut album Taster, originally released on Sports Day Records and reissued in 2017 by Double Double Whammy. Hovvdy has found a unique identity in rhythmic, down-tempo pop songs that are hopeful, yet melancholy; relatable, yet distinguishable.
Hovvdy’s sophomore album, Cranberry, expands on a familiar texture, building off Taster‘s minimal complexity and covering new ground. Cranberry will be released on Double Double Whammy on February 9th.