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Howler Announces Sophomore Album, World Of Joy

January 21, 2014  |  9:00am
Howler Announces Sophomore Album, <i>World Of Joy</i>

It’s been two years since Howler’s America Give Up tantalized its fans with its blend of ‘60s-inspired punk-pop, and we’ve been waiting a bit too impatiently to see what’s next for their follow-up.

On March 25, Jordan Gatesmith and co. will return with World Of Joy, their second album, via the London-based label Rough Trade.

“The songs and the record, ultimately, became accounts of Ian, Max, Rory, and I living and dreaming passionately,” Gatesmith said. “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. It’s a tribute to our love of rock ‘n’ roll and to the lineage of that genre we so admire.”

The album is available for pre-order through Rough Trade and on iTunes.

Until the album’s debut, watch this video of Howler’s new song “Don’t Wanna,” co-directed by Jordan Gatesmith, and check out the tracklist below.

World Of Joy
1. Al’s Coral
2. Drip
3. Don’t Wanna {hyperlink to video}
4. Yacht Boys
5. In The Red
6. World Of Joy
7. Louise
8. Here’s The Itch That Creeps Through My Skull
9. Indictment
10. Aphorismic Wasteland Blues

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