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America Give Up [CD]

Howler Audio CD
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Minneapolis four-piece Howler are set to release their second album World Of Joy on March 25 via Rough Trade! It is their follow-up to the catchy, youthfully brash debut America Give Up (2012) which featured the singles ‘Told You Once’ and ‘Back Of Your Neck.’

"America Give Up practically glows with youthful energy. Frontman and songwriter Jordan Gatesmith ... Read more in Amazon's Howler Store

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  • Audio CD (16 Jan 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • ASIN: B0067F20CS
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,587 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Beach Sluts
2. Back to the Grave
3. This One's Different
4. America
5. Too Much Blood
6. Wailing (Making Out)
7. Pythagorean Fearem
8. Told You Once
9. Back of Your Neck
10. Free Drunk
11. Black Lagoon

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The full-length is the follow-up to the Minneapolis five-piece's well-received 2011 EP `This One's Different'.

Howler is the brainchild of Jordan Gatesmith. The 19 year old picked up the guitar only 5 years ago, and learned quickly. After being the guitarist for several regionally successful projects, Jordan felt like it was time for his voice to be heard, and wanted to write and sing his own songs. He has always had a natural affinity towards early 60's American rock and pop songs, as well as 80's punk, he makes these influences his own.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The new Vaccines/Strokes 20 Jan 2012
Format:Audio CD
Bought this after seeing them on the last NME tour supporting the Vaccines and Frankie & The Heartstrings.

This was a perfect billing given the similarities between Howler and the Vaccines. Both produce good quality guitar music, some short but well crafted rock songs that can be sung along to.

They have appeared in numerous "hot for 2012" lists and there is no doubt they will be wowing the festival crowds this year. NME gave the album a solid 8/10 and I would not disagree with this.

If you cast your mind back a little further it would not be harsh to compare them to the Strokes but only time will tell whether they are able to produce several top quality albums as well!

"Told you once" is probably the most well know track and it would be fair to say that if you enjoy that this will be a fairly safe purchase for you with several more similar tracks that are likely be released during the course of the year as singles.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Promising start 19 July 2012
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This isn't a classic debut album, or even close to it, but as a mission statement from a young garage rock band it's pretty damn enjoyable. Eleven punky songs,and they have the smarts to keep it short at thirty minutes, meaning it's impactful without overstaying its welcome. Just because a CD is seventy minutes doesn't mean you have to fill it all, and I always have more time for an artist who values quality over volume.

They show signs of having the songs, too; 'Back To The Grace' in particular has already become a *vomit* 'indie anthem', and they aren't a one trick pony either - even though this is sonically similar throughout, give it a few listens and the hooks and melodies begin to stand out and differentiate song to song. They also have a great live charisma; Jordan Gatesmith is ridiculously comfortable with a crowd for his tender years, and in between the cool hair and hipster good looks is a band who can truly bring it, with a heavy, powerful sound that can really ramp an audience up.

If they can write the tunes, there's no limit to how big Howler can be. And even if they don't fulfill the potential and fade away into obscurity, they'll always have this record; a concise, aggressive collection defined by teenage attitude.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good cd 18 Jun 2012
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Heard about this cd on a radio 1 review and I love it! 1 or 2 dodge tracks but on the whole highly reccomendable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars incredible new band 5 Mar 2012
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when i first listened to the album i liked the songs, but i realised that i was going to have to listen a few times to really get into it. now i absolutely love every song on the album! it's like a cross between the libertines, the strokes and the vaccines. the best album i've bought in a long time.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good debut 18 Jan 2012
By kbarth17 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
What do you get when you combine the early strokes and a dash of television, throw in some dead pan vocals, and pop hooks, surf guitar, it's Howler. This debut doesn't have a bad song on it. I have been listening non-stop. I even hear some Ramones like vocals, maybe this isn't anything new, but it's what rock n' roll needs right now. This is great stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New Strokes? 23 Mar 2012
By jumpin - Published on Amazon.com
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Sloppy but punchy, Howler carries on the same tradition bands like Libertines or Strokes made popular in the early 00's. Familiar but fresh. Lots of potential here; I think they have even better music in them and the spotlight awaits them. I will see them play in early April & expect a great show-- the Twin Cities are abuzz about Howler.
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4.0 out of 5 stars raw 50s influenced rock `n' roll meets punk/garage 5 Jun 2013
By Charlie Quaker - Published on Amazon.com
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Minneapolis debut where raw 50s influenced rock `n' roll melodies meets punk/garage. Simple,
fun, high energy, good time music. Former member of Gay Animals, Total Babe. Like a mix of
Jesus & Mary Chain, Ramones, Hunx & His Punx.
5.0 out of 5 stars A dose of energy and happiness 19 Aug 2012
By Skeptical Girl - Published on Amazon.com
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Every time I listen to any one of the songs off "America Give Up," I remember why Howler is one of my favorite bands. Their surf rock style sounds noisy and almost careless but is wonderfully put-together. Someone I know said, "They aren't good musicians. Their music is just noise." That is most certainly not true! Howler may be loud but the band members are unarguably talented. The guitar riffs are irresistible; I can't be still when I'm listening to Howler. The energy and punch of their music always makes me smile. Jordan Gatesmith's voice is unique and, although perhaps not immediately appealing to everyone, likable all the same. My favorites off the album include "This One's Different," "Told You Once," "Back of Your Neck," and "Beach Sluts" - but I'm still absolutely in love with all the songs.

It is really unfortunate that Howler is only currently touring Europe. Maybe if we appreciated their music a little more in the U.S., they'd come back! In the meantime, I'll be that person who's blasting Howler in her car and dancing at stoplights.
4.0 out of 5 stars Minneapolis And The World 20 April 2012
By David - Published on Amazon.com
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I just ran across this band from the Twin Cities. We may lose the Vikings, but we gain some new music from this group of young energetic guys. They were discovered in England and France and are making quite a name for themselves. They have a surfing sound with a kick of power rock (whatever that is). All you need to know is they are enjoyable, with exception (minus a star) of lyrics about crack pipes and naughty words - which does not really help their music one bit. When they mature, they will get five stars hopefully. I would love to see them play.
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