Howler World Of Joy on LP + Download
Minneapolis four-piece Howler - Jordan Gatesmith, (vocals/guitar), Ian Nygaard (guitar), Max Petrek (bass/keyboards) and Rory MacMurdo (drums) - returned in 2014 with their brilliant second album World Of Joy which NME hailed as being, "Bigger, faster, smarter and stronger" than its predecessor America Give Up (2012). Having recruited new member Rory MacMurdo on drums, Howler's second outing was written and recorded in Minneapolis at The Terrarium studio with America Give Up producer Chris Heidman. Frontman Jordan Gatesmith explains, "The songs and the record, ultimately, became accounts of Ian, Max, Rory, and I living and dreaming passionately. 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."