Our long week at SXSW is over but the music never ends! Howler was the talk of the town in Austin and now we’re bringing them to YOU! Read a little bit of what we have in store for you and get excited to catch the boys TOMORROW night at The Echo with The Static Jacks and Tops! Get your tickets HERE!
“Impossibly youthful “it” boys made a very good case for their impending stardom with a deliciously tuneful afternoon set of scuffed-up, high-volume pop nuggets cut from the same cloth as the Strokes and the Vaccines. At moments, too, they very nearly bettered fellow festival attendees (and obvious influence) the Jesus and Mary Chain at its own noisy game.” - Ben Rayner, Toronto.com
“Howler: Talented? Check. Cute? Check. Hilarious? Check! The Midwestern (Minnesota) quartet are an indie rock band for retro-leaning melodies and a young zeal. There was plenty of silly boy banter onstage about tour antics, which added to their already-adorbs charm.” - Althea Legaspi, MTV Buzzworthy Blog
“Even though frontman Jordan Gatesmith talked about how out of touch old folks are with his music in a hubbub-stirring string of interviews before SXSW, hundreds of teenagers walked away from his band’s biggest free gig at the fest. The sleek New York band Fun. — which has the current No. 1 hit “We Are Young” — performed right before England’s favorite young Minnesota rockers in the Waterloo Records parking lot.
Howler still played to a couple hundred watchers and did so very, very well (the lads are tightening up). Talking afterward, Gatesmith complained about not being able to see many SXSW showcases because he’s underage (20). He also mentioned that one of his goals of the week involved the band he slammed in those pre-fest interviews: ‘I want to trash a hotel room with the guys in 4onthefloor.’” - Chris Riemenschneider, StarTribune