Hovvdy Announce New Album Heavy Lifter, Share Lead Single "Cathedral"

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Hovvdy Announce New Album <i>Heavy Lifter</i>, Share Lead Single "Cathedral"

Hovvdy, the Austin-bred slowcore duo of Charlie Martin and Will Taylor, announced their third album on Wednesday afternoon. It’s called Heavy Lifter, and we’re getting our first taste of the record with the wistful lead single “Cathedral.”

Built around melancholic guitars and self-conscious vocals, “Cathedral” is a lilting groove that feels like having a series of existential realizations in the middle of a field. The duo sing of finding your own spirituality and learning how to step outdoors in the face of anxiety: “Trust I’ll calm down / Always do somehow / Open my door / Brighter than before / Outside, hide,” they whisper, sunnily.

The track is attached to a lyric video that finds Martin and Taylor meandering through the Texan countryside and hanging out with some cows. Sped-up shots and hazy editing juxtapose the subdued instrumental, reflecting the all-at-once realizations that life just doesn’t stop.

Heavy Lifter is out on Oct. 18 via Double Double Whammy. Watch the video for “Cathedral” below. Further down, you can revisit Hovvdy’s 2018 stop at the Paste Studio, then keep scrolling to find all the album’s details. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find all Hovvdy’s upcoming tour dates. In the meanwhile, check out Hovvdy’s recent split EP with labelmates Lomelda here.

Heavy Lifter Album Art:

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Heavy Lifter Tracklist:
01 “1999”
02 “Mr. Lee”
03 “So Brite”
04 “Cathedral”
05 “Lifted”
06 “feel tall”
07 “TellmeI’masinger”
08 “Ruin (my ride)”
09 “Tools”
10 “Watergun”
11 “Pixie”
12 “Keep It Up”
13 “Sudbury”

Hovvdy Tour Dates:

August
22 – Oxford, Miss. @ Proud Larry’s *
23 – Nashville, Tenn. @ DRKMTTR *
24 – Columbus, Ohio @ Big Room Bar *
25 – Milwaukee, Wisc. @ The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee *
26 – Chicago, Ill. @ Empty Bottle *
27 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry *
29 – Omaha, Neb. @ Reverb Lounge *
30 – Columbia, Mo. @ Cafe Berlin *
31 – Norman, Okla. @ Opolis *

September
01 – Denton, Texas – Andy’s Bar *

October
18 – Austin, Texas @ Barracuda ^
19 – Dallas, Texas @ Ruins +
23 – New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa ^ #
25 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle (Back Room) ^ #
26 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ First Unitarian Church ^ #
27 – Allston, Mass. @ Great Scott ^ #
29 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Rough Trade ^ #
30 – Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd ^ #
31 – Richmond, Va. @ The Camel ^ #

November
01 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Snug Harbor ^ #
02 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl ^ #
03 – Memphis, Tenn. @ The Hi Tone Cafe ^ #
14 – San Diego, Calif. @ SPACE ^ ~
15 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Moroccan Lounge ^ ~
16 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Cafe Du Nord ^ ~
18 – Seattle, Wash. @ Barboza ^ ~
19 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Biltmore Ballroom ^ ~
21 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios ^ ~
23 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court ^ ~
24 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge ^ ~

(* w/ Lomelda)
(^ w/ Caroline Says)
(+ w/ Christelle Bofale)
(# w/ Kevin Krauter)
(~ w/ Nick Dorian)

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