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Format: CD
Sku: 227672638
UPC: 883870064026
UPC 14: 00883870064026
Release Date: 1/17/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Beach Sluts ~ Howler
2. Back To the Grave ~ Howler
3. This One's Different ~ Howler
4. America ~ Howler
5. Too Much Blood ~ Howler
6. Wailing (Making Out) ~ Howler
7. Pythagorean Fearem ~ Howler
8. Told You Once ~ Howler
9. Back of Your Neck ~ Howler
10. Free Drunk ~ Howler
11. Black Lagoon ~ Howler

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Three-minute blasts of guitars, drums, bass, and attitude may be among the simplest kinds of songs to make, but they're also some of the hardest to make truly distinctive. The Strokes did it by evoking the heyday of New York's punk and new wave scene, infusing it with emotions that veered from too cool for school to unbridled glee; the Ramones did it by subverting the sounds of '50s and '60s innocence with tales of sniffing glue and being sedated; and the Libertines did it by harking back to the Beatles and the Clash while adding their own debauchery and poetry. Howler obviously hold these sounds and bands in great reverence: they've got the handclaps, the strutting riffs, and the backing vocals in just the right places. Jordan Gatesmith's voice -- which is surprisingly deep for a guy still in his teens when these songs were recorded -- hovers somewhere between a sleepier Julian Casablancas and a less excitable Joey Ramone, and "Wailing (Making Out)"'s impatience and singsong verse melody play like a rewrite of the Strokes' "The Modern Age." There's plenty of fun to be had in the rave-up "Black Lagoon," and songs such as "Beach Sluts" would have freshened up Angles. "Too Much Blood," with its wall-of-sound beats and dreamy melody, hints at untapped depths to the band's sound, as does "Free Drunk," which finds Gatesmith singing in a more natural -- and original -- voice. ~ Heather Phares

Producer: Chris Heidman; Jeff Lorentzen

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/16/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : RTRADCD 640
Music Label Name Label : Rough Trade
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 08838700640262

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Howler
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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