Howth Announces New Album, Shares “Wind Blows Cold” Single
Howth has a brand new full length coming out on May 1st. Those familiar with the band might recognize the first “Wind Blows Cold” form their debut release, but this version is a reworked version to showcase the growth of the band’s sound.
At the start of 2011, Howth was a young duo (Carl Creighton and Blake Luley) who had just self-recorded and produced their debut album with the help of a few friends. Their live performance history was limited, especially once Creighton abandoned New York for his native Minnesota. Split between Minnesota and New York, Creighton and Luley never lost focus. DIY publicity efforts led to critical praise and the signing to fresh Brooklyn label startup Mecca Lecca Recording Co.
Back home in Minnesota, Creighton began writing loads of new songs, passing them along to Luley. By the summer of 2011, Carl and Blake had begun developing the framework for their next record. Early recordings were passed back and forth electronically. Blake left the country in the summer and headed to the West Bank to participate in a special music program, where he and Carl continued to work on the first of the songs that would eventually become Newkirk. The duo also began to focus on recruiting a full band, and book their first tour. Upon returning to the U.S., Luley immediately joined up with Creighton in Minnesota, and Howth embarked on a tour as a duo through the Midwest (which also brought Creighton back to New York). With Carl and Blake back together in New York, they began putting together the pieces for a full band. Longtime friends Neil Acharya (bass), Aviva Stampfer (keys, backing vocals), and Miles Waltuck(drums) would all eventually join the band over the next few months, bringing a new excitement and energy to Howth while also solidifying their sound.
Release Date: 5.1.12
01 Deep In My Heart
03 Only Right Turns
04 Belly Of The Beast
05 A Lie
06 Wind Blows Cold
07 Grand Marais
09 Keep Me Away From The Mirror
10 Out In Eagan