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.
Super excited today to share Hovvdy's new music video for "Problem", off their album Taster. Check out the premiere over at The Fader, and pre-order the remastered reissue of Taster, out on DDW April 28th 2017.
The band will be touring this spring, including dates with Pinegrove and Fog Lake.
4.14 - austin, tx @ hotel vegas
4.15 - dallas, tx @ good records (afternoon)
4.15 - dallas, tx @ snail shack
4.16 - denton, tx @ yellow sub
4.18 - oxford, ms @ rose room
4.19 - st louis, mo @ the nest
4.20 - bloomington, in @ uel zing
4.21 - chicago, il @ gman
4.22 - grand rapids, mi @ witch house
4.23 - toronto, on @ smiling buddha ^
4.24 - montreal, qc @ bar le ritz pdb ^
4.25 - bard college @ the root cellar
4.26 - boston, ma @ the sinclair *
4.27 - new york, ny @ bowery ballroom *
4.28 - philadelphia, pa @ first unitarian church *
4.29 - washington, dc @ rock & roll hotel *
4.30 - brooklyn, ny @ music hall of williamsburg *
5.1 - richmond, va @ underground orchard
5.2 - atlanta, ga @ murmur
* with Pinegrove
^ with Fog Lake
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.