Howardian streams new album

Howardian streams new album 'A Smurf at Land’s End' in it's entirety

Ian Vanek steps out from the art-punk world of Japanther once again to release his second full-length as Howardian, titled A Smurf at Land’s End. The album is available to stream for a limited time. Vanek’s fusion of lo-fi garage fuzz, technical poly-rhythms, and hip-hop influence satisfies curious Japanther fans and new listeners alike.

Howardian’s album A Smurf at Land’s End finds the New York City group, in a mystic, street informed, art rock mode that feels simultaneously familiar and new. The warm piano driven leads and cooled out vocals created sticky songs great for travel and dance alike. The first offering, “No Nothin’ Bae” is a hooky rock song with a haunting melody. A Smurf at Lands End is released today on Let’s Pretend Records featuring album art by Molly Crabapple.

Howardian will also be heading out on a full US tour supporting the album, including dates at SXSW 2016.

Catch Howardian On Tour:

March 13 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
March 14 – Asheville, NC – tbd
March 15 – Atlanta, GA – tbd
March 16 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
March 17-20 – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 20 – Austin, TX – KVRX Showcase
March 22 – Mesa, AZ – Underground
March 23 – San Diego, CA – Dawg House
March 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
March 25 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
March 26 – Reno, NV – tbd
March 27 – Boise, ID – Treefort Fest
March 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock
March 30 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
March 31 – Madison, WI – High Noon
April 1 – Milwaukee, WI – Bremen Café
April 2 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
April 3 – Detroit, MI – Ford House Destroy
April 4 – Toronto, ON – Handlebar
April 5 – Montreal, QC – Le Ritz
April 7 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
April 9 – Boston, MA – tbd