Ecstatic to announce today that Hovvdy will be joining the Double Double Whammy Family! Hovvdy released their debut album "Taster" in spring of 2016, and it's a pleasure to share that DDW will be reissuing the remastered record on Vinyl, CD, and Cassette, on April 14th, 2017. The band is hard at work recording their follow up to "Taster", but will be taking a break in the Spring to hit with road, including dates supporting Pinegrove in the Northeast! Peep the dates and learn more about Hovvdy below. Visit the "Taster" item page to be notified when the album is available to order! :) have a blessed day *_*
Hovvdy tour dates with Pinegrove ~~
4/26/17 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
4/27/17 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom (Sold Out)
4/28/17 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
4/29/17 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
4/30/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Coming from Austin Texas, Hovvdy is the writing and recording project of Charlie Martin and Will Taylor. The two of them, both primarily drummers, first met in the fall of 2014, and quickly bonded over ramen and a love for quiet music. Just a few weeks later, they had combined songs, and recorded their first ep in each others bedrooms and family homes across Texas. Encouraged by positive reactions to their songs on bandcamp, the two committed to each others growth in songwriting and recording, resulting in their 2016 debut album “Taster". The duo have found a unique identity in rhythmic, down-tempo pop songs, that are hopeful, yet melancholy; relatable, yet distinguishable.
Yesterday, Eskimeaux shared the album stream for Year of the Rabbit, their highly anticipated new mini-album. Year of the Rabbit finds the band replacing the highly produced and overdubbed sound of 2015's critically acclaimed O.K. with a more immediate, naturally produced sound, showcasing the sound of Eskimeaux's live band. MTV, who premiered the album stream today are calling it "near-perfect pop" and saying "Year Of The Rabbit balances isolation and connection, love and loss, light and dark - and the beauty of finding everything that lies in between."
Year of the Rabbit is available for pre-order now and is out this Friday, April 15th! Check it out folks!!
Eskimeaux are currently on a full US tour with Frankie Cosmos and Yowler. All dates can be found on the band's website!
Free Cake For Every Creature shared the full album stream for their studio debut, Talking Quietly Of Anything With You this week on Stereogum! We here at DDW have had the pleasure of working with Free Cake on a total of three releases now and we couldn't be more stoked for them. The album is available for pre-order now and will release this Friday, April 15th! Check it out!
Last week Eskimeaux released a music video for "Drunk", the latest single from their new mini-album, Year of the Rabbit. Singer/Songwriter Gabrielle Smith spoke to Nylon about the new song & video.
“I wrote ‘Drunk’ during a song-a-day project I did last spring. As my
life becomes more and more busy with touring and the endless
complexities of being a self-employed artist, small moments of
domesticity like being a little bit drunk walking around with my partner
become welcome breaks from my usual life,” said Smith. “I think this
Year of the Rabbit, is about claiming some control
over my life in a time when things are very chaotic, and about finding
strength in the quiet moments when art is made.”
Year of the Rabbit is the follow up to Eskimeaux's 2015 critically acclaimed debut album, O.K. The mini-album is available for pre-order now and out April 15th.
Watch the new video:
Eskimeaux on Tour:
* with Frankie Cosmos // ^ with Yowler // # with Anna McClellan