Why am I deep into songs with a melancholy, fuzzed out sound? It is a bit weird, and it doesn’t make any sense, because it is incredibly beautiful outside and it makes me wildly happy. All I can say is these songs impact me and make me obsessed about the band, Hovvdy, out of Austin, Texas.
Give a listen.
Perhaps this band is a purely nostalgic sound for me. You know, the 90’s era of fuzzy, lo-fi vocals, a bit off kilter and perfectly paired with a rhythmic drumbeat? I think bands are trying to reinvent this sound lately, but Hovvdy really pulls it off creatively and authentically.
Hovvdy is Charlie Martin and Will Taylor out of Austin. Both band members are primarily drummers, and they had to pick up the guitar to round out their music. Even though the songs are somewhat simple, there is an appeal that is unavoidable. “Meg” is the latest release from their album out on April 15th. “Problem” was their first tune sent to the masses, and both songs prove to be exciting, tempting appetizers that excite my musical palate. All puns intended, because the title of their album is Taster. Bet they hear that a lot! Sorry, I couldn’t help my nerdy self.
Perhaps my mood is joyous based on listening to a nostalgic sound that recalls an important time in the shape shifting of music. The sound is calming as it dances on my brain, but at the same time plays a little tough to decipher with the hushed out vocals (worthy of repeated listens). I am clearly a fan of Hovvdy and I expect you might be too. Beginning tomorrow, they are touring around the states in support of the new album, so mark the dates and be sure to check them out live.
April 5-15 – Hovvdy Tour
5 – Nashville, TN – Pill Haus
6 – Athens, OH – The Pink Mistress
8 – Philadelphia, PA – Goldilocks Gallery
9 – Brooklyn, NY – 603^ (Silent Barn) w/ Fraternal Twin
10 – Brooklyn, NY – Palisades w/ Doubles, Harmony Trividad, & The Glow
11 – Washington D.C. – Above the Bayou w/ Princess Reason, Tall Friend & Jauze
12 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter w/ HeadlessMantis, Cat Be Damned, & Ghosts
13 – Athens, GA – The World Famous
14 – New Orleans, LA – Heaven’s Gate
15 – Austin, TX – French House (album release)