HOVVDY SHARE “CRANBERRY“
TITLE TRACK FROM THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM OUT 2/9 VIA DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY
Austin, TX’s Hovvdy have shared “Cranberry,” the title track from their upcoming album, available for pre-order now and out 2/9 via Double Double Whammy. Noisey, who premiered the track with a video today and profiled the band, are saying “it feels autobiographical, but in the way that you write your own memories, fuzzing out unpleasant bits, so that even the uncomfortable parts can give you hope about the world.”
WATCH THE “CRANBERRY” VIDEO
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
“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
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.
HOVVDY CRANBERRY DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY FEBRUARY 9, 2018
Featured Photo Credit : Bronwyn Walls