After a funny pre-announcement in December, Howler have officially put out the details for their second full-length album via Rough Trade. The follow-up to 2012's America Give Up is titled World of Joy, and it arrives on March 25.The band has debuted a new song from the collection titled "Don't Wann ... More >>
Minnesota is flush these days with small, boutique-style labels that help get the word out about local musicians -- many of whom get the means to release records for the first time. One such label that has quickly set itself apart is Minneapolis-based Forged Artifiacts, the labor of love of Matt Lin ... More >>
We nearly got through 2013 without having to think about Howler. And if you need a refresher as to why people got sick of this scrappy and talented local garage rock act, go read this.Anyhow, today Jordan Gatesmith and co. announced in a very roundabout and cocky way that they're putting out a new a ... More >>
The first week of May begins with an exciting lineup. James Blake returns to First Avenue's Mainroom Wednesday while Veils rock the 7th Street Entry. Electric boy/girl duos Purity Ring and Crystal Castles play First Avenue Thursday and Sunday. Minnesota's local member of Cult Records (Julian Casabla ... More >>
Say what you will about Howler, but they can probably say it better. For all of the local criticism the Minneapolis surf-garage act has received for not paying their dues or being too forthright, none of it seems to focus on their abilities as a live act. After personally experiencing them for th ... More >>
Most artists creating electronic-based music spend a lot of time defending their craft to people who don't understand it. Jeremiah Conlon, aka Nyteowl, is no different in that sense, but what sets him apart is his sense of humor while doing so -- that and his work ethic behind releasing so many a ... More >>
Photo by Peter Van HattemIt's time to stop claiming Howler as our own, Minneapolis. Once you have the erudite vocabulary and muscular verbiage of New York Times' Jon Caramanica exploring the niceties of a band's slice of indie rock, there's a strict no returns policy. Get ready for trend pieces, ... More >>
America Give Up not burdened by big expectations
Lost in the flurry of hype and accolades surrounding Howler, it's quite easy to forget that the young Minneapolis quintet has yet to even release a full-length record. That all changes next Tuesday, as the recent City Pages Year In Music cover stars release their debut record, America Give Up. ... More >>
Just last week for our Year in Music issue, we here at Gimme Nosie headquarters were reflecting on some of the year's overnight successes among up-and-coming Twin Cities bands. The most obvious of those, of course, have been Howler--signed to London's Rough Trade before even releasing an album--a ... More >>
Courtesy Big QuartersMinnesota artists are releasing music videos at such a fast clip these days that we can barely keep up with posting the best ones. Just yesterday, three separate videos from Twin Cities artists were lighting up our Twitter feeds and Facebook pages, and one was even debuted by ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessHowler at First Avenue last weekendTwin Cities' surf rockers Howler released the first single, off of their forthcoming album America Give Up, set to drop in January of next year from Rough Trade. The song, "Back Of Your Neck," trots across the band's familiar rocky s ... More >>
In an opening sentence that simultaneously manages to name-drop the Replacements and the Strokes, a new press release by Rough Trade is trumpeting the release of Howler's first full-length record, America Give Up, due out this January.
Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more
As London recovers from its third straight night of rioting, news is spreading back to the U.S. that over 150 record labels that use PIAS UK to distribute their physical stock abroad have likely lost huge amounts of inventory in a fire. A massive three-story Sony complex that housed the entirety ... More >>
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