First Watch:


“In My Head”


words by tom johnson

photograph by johnna henry

Taken on its own, faded terms, Hovvdy’s “In My Head” could simply pass you by at first glance. But that, in part, is what makes it, and them, so acutely captivating, and while we’re still writing about a record that we first covered here more than a year ago. And not just writing about it, but revisiting and redefining, still dizzied by that same powerful sense of unease, of enveloping listlessness, that seeps further in to the listener with each and every listen.

Initially released this time last year, the duo’s ‘Taster’ LP was one of our own personal favourites of the year, and now the cassette version, released via Merdurhaus and Sports Day Records, is joined on vinyl via a much-deserved re-release on the Double Double Whammy label.

Streaming below, the Austin duo today release the new video for “In My Head”, a brief but lingering moment plucked from the middle of the Taster LP. Shaped by that aforementioned sense of detached poignancy, the track is a faint moment of reflection and the new video certainly plays in to such sentiments; a grainy split-screen of camcorder footage as suitably ambiguous as you might expect.

Read our thoughts on the full record here and check out the new video below right now; the vinyl is released on April 28th.

Hovvdy play a release show this Friday at Hotel Vegas in Austin, TX (details here)

Pre-order the record here

Tour dates:

4/14 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
4/15 – Dallas, TX @ Good Records (Afternoon)
4/15 – Dallas, TX @ Snail Shack
4/16 – Denton, TX @ Yellow Sub
4/18 – Oxford, MS @ Rose Room
4/19 – St Louis, MO @ The Nest
4/20 – Bloomington, IN @ Uel Zing
4/21 – Chicago, IL @ GMan Tavern
4/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Witch House
4/23 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha ^
4/24 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz ^
4/25 – Annandale-On-Hudson, NY @ The Root Cellar (Bard College)
4/26 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
4/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
4/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
4/29 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
4/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
5/1 – Richmond, VA @ Underground Orchard
5/2 – Atlanta, GA @ Murmur

* w/ Pinegrove
^ Fog Lake



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