Plenty of Minnesota bands have found international audiences, but few enjoy such an avid following abroad that, within hours of releasing new music, they can find British teenagers posting cover versions on YouTube.
That's what life is like for Howler, the ferocious young quartet who landed a deal with Rough Trade for their acclaimed 2012 debut America Give Up. Their sophomore effort, World of Joy, will be officially released on Monday, but they're celebrating tonight with a release show at the Triple Rock Social Club.
Howler played Rock the Garden in 2012; they were at our ninth birthday party in January; and today they stopped by The Current's studios to play their epic new songs and talk with Mary Lucia about World of Joy, their history as a band, and their upcoming European tour.
"The Itch That Creeps Through My Skull"
All songs off the forthcoming album, World of Joy, out March 25 on Rough Trade Records.
Hosted by Mary Lucia
Produced by Lindsay Kimball
Engineered by Michael DeMark
- First Listen: Howler, 'World of Joy' Minneapolis' own Howler deliver a muscular, poppy sophomore release 'World of Joy' on March 25. Stream the album in its entirety a week before the release.
- Watch Har Mar Superstar, Lizzo, Caroline Smith and more performing at The Current's 9th Birthday Parties On Jan. 24, 2014 at 9:01 a.m., The Current turned nine years old and that night we kicked off the first of two back-to-back birthday party celebrations with all local lineups. It's our Member Drive, and we want to thank all that have made these nine years possible with a few videos from the festivities.
- Rock the Garden 2012 A recap of Rock the Garden 2012 with video, audio, photos and more!
- Howler frontman Jordan Gatesmith clarifies his views on Minneapolis Despite Howler frontman Jordan Gatesmith's insistence that he can't be bothered to care about much beyond his music these days, he's managed to single-handedly steer the course of local music discussion this week (March 6, 2012).
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