Howler named one of NME's 50 best new bands of 2011
Minneapolis indie pop band Howler was still in the zygote stage when we first wrote about them this past April, and though they still only have one small-run EP to their names, the band has already managed to catch the ears of the editors of British tastemaking music mag NME. The magazine is featuring Howler as #3 in their list of the "50 Best New Bands of 2011," praising them for their "garage rock with a sun-kissed feel" and drawing comparisons to the Black Lips and the Drums.
New NME music editor Matt Wilkison even went so far as to pluck out Howler as his top choice. "As for personal favourites, I'm gonna have to be annoying and pick someone we couldn't actually include in the playlists. Sorry. Why? Because Minneapolis garage tykes Howler are so new they don't even have anything they can officially offer us yet. They're excellent though," he writes.
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