I came across Howth after listening to their Dolly Parton cover of “I Will Always Love You” I thought it was a really beautiful interpretation. I checked out their facebook and read an interesting bio that reads like a half-story, like they just started talking about it and didn’t fill you in.
I thought it was really moving, “We didn’t give a fuck what anyone would think, but with that our eyes were no longer wide. They had adjusted to the dim light of a flickering light bulb and the red lights of guitar pedals. I was lonely and still had my demons, he was lonelier and just waiting for something bad to happen. Survival mode. He had to move back home to Minnesota to take care of his dying father. He was almost too late. I moved to nature and felt wide eyed again. Our friend burned down the old place while he slept. He barely walked out alive. I went back with him to gather stringless guitars covered in fire extinguisher fluid, tapes that had blackened, and ash covered drums. Nothing worked, but I didn’t care anymore. We finished what we had to. Here it is.” You can read more of it here.
The other story is that they’re a a collaborative duo featuring a Minneapolis singer-songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist from NYC .. They put together their EP via emails, which presents it’s own limitations but has been the birthplace for their latest full length, “Deep In My Heart”. Check out their track below.
August 19th – Minnesota, MN- Arctic Studios w/ Wasted Education, The Mercs
August 20th – Dubuque, IA- Monk’s
August 21st – Chicago, IL- Darkroom w/ HØLAS
August 22nd – Oberlin, OH- A top secret house party (info TBA)
August 23rd+24th – Any ideas? Get at us! howthhowth (at) gmail (dot) com
August 25th – Pittsburgh, PA- Assemble Art Space w/ Caleb Pogyor
August 27th – Brooklyn, NY- A top secret backyard show w/ Shark?, Soft Black, more TBA
Howth- Deep In My Heart