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April 20th, 2012
Following in the footsteps of The Smiths, The Strokes and The Libertines, Minneapolis, MN’s Howler were discovered by the impeccably eared Geoff Travis, founder of the legendary indie label Rough Trade. Like so many of their labelmates before them, Howler experienced a bit of a media frenzy thanks to interest from the UK press, which hailed them as one of the best new bands of last year. Their debut album, America Give Up, saw a release back in January and received the kiss of life from the NME, which declared it “effortlessly brilliant.”
On their first visit to Toronto, The Wedge spoke with frontman Jordan Gatesmith about how they were signed, the influence of Minnesota’s musical history, and just what that album title means.Tweet