The second Howler album is, in ways, more of the same from America Give Up. There is more sincerity in the album, for what it's worth, but what keeps the album distinctly Howler-esque, is the silly lyrics that are sprinkled on the hard hitting tracks. 70. Pure rock'n'roll in speed. Keep your hands on the wheel and your foot on the gas. 5y.
Howler - 'World Of Joy'. The Minneapolis band's follow-up to 'America Give Up' is bigger, faster, smarter and stronger. In an age of agnostics, Howler are true believers – and that’s got to be worth something.
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Howler's debut album America Give Up was released in January 2012. Howler later released a music video for the song. Howler spent most of 2012 in the UK promoting America Give Up, as well as stopping off in Australia, Japan and various European countries. They subsequently released the music video for the first single off of the new album, "Don't Wanna", via their Vevo channel on YouTube. On January 25, the band played The Current's 9th birthday party at First Avenue, playing new songs off World of Joy before its release.
Two years later, however, Howler’s sophomore effort, World Of Joy, represents a much more cohesive work, written together as a band. And those ‘60s songs Gatesmith mentioned two years ago somehow turned into a weird amalgamation of musical influences from Minneapolis in the ‘80s. There’s Hüsker Dü heaviness on the title track, an ominous rocker laced with fuzzed-out sitar sounds. Lead single Indictment is reminiscent of Hootenanny-era Replacements, with its tempo changes and song structure . Half of the tracks on World Of Joy don’t even crack three minutes. It certainly validates the album’s garage-punk ethos, but at the same time, it barely gives Howler enough time to prove itself on its second album.
Wrong album? Let us know. Expand player Collapse player. WORLD OF JOY Vinyl Record. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands. View more - View less -. Howler.
The Chainsmokers already announced their World War Joy Tour alongside "Who Do You Love" collaborators 5 Seconds of Summer, but there appears to be way more happiness where that came from. The chart-topping duo just teased what appears to be an album track list, the last tune of which is the aforementioned single with 5SOS. The LP looks to be called World War Joy, which totally makes sense given tour plans.
The new record is called World of Joy and sees the band once again teaming up with producer Jordan Gatesmith. The record is supposed to be almost like a jukebox at some sloppy bar in Minneapolis playing things like: Thin Lizzy, the Replacements, the Modern Lovers, Kiss, the Smiths, the Stooges, and other randomly assorted bands.
|1||Al's Corral Jordan Gatesmith||Howler||2:15|
|2||Drip Jordan Gatesmith / Ian Nygaard||Howler||2:04|
|3||Don't Wanna Jordan Gatesmith||Howler||2:19|
|4||Yacht Boys Jordan Gatesmith||Howler||2:34|
|5||In the Red Jordan Gatesmith||Howler||2:59|
|6||World of Joy Ian Nygaard||Howler||3:27|
|7||Louise Jordan Gatesmith||Howler||2:36|
|8||Here's the Itch That Creeps Through My Skulls Jordan Gatesmith / Rory Macmurdo / Ian Nygaard||Howler||3:17|
|9||Indictment Jordan Gatesmith||Howler||3:25|
|10||Aphorismic Wasteland Blues Jordan Gatesmith||Howler||2:34|
CreditsSteve Cruze - Production Guidance, Project Support
Jordan Gatesmith - Bass, Composer, Drums, Guitar, Vocals
Chris Heidman - Mentor, Mixing, Producer
Howler - Primary Artist
Francis Jimenéz - Tambourine
Rory Macmurdo - Composer, Drums
Ian Nygaard - Bass, Composer, Guitar, Sitar, Vocals
Rob Oesterlin - Engineer
Max Petrek - Bass, Keyboards
Mark Stockert - Engineer
Brian Williams - Cover Art
Christian Wright - Mastering