A Sound Recommendation: Austin Based Duo — Hovvdy


photo:  Bronwyn Walls

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.


Hovvdy have released a video for “Petal,” the lead single from the new album, which NPR, who premiered the video are saying it’s “tender, thoughtful bedroom pop built off simple elements and pensive melodies.”

PRE-ORDER Cranberry

Additionally, Hovvdy have announced a west coast fall tour. All dates below.

11/7 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
11/8 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
11/10 – Santa Barbara, CA @ UCSB
11/11 – Oakland, CA @ The Hole
11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
11/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Trunk Space
11/16 – Marfa, TX @ Lost Horse Saloon
11/17 – Denton, TX @ Bean Cave
11/18 – Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie’s



Author: ASoulfulSound

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