America Give Up (Bonus Track Version)
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America Give Up (Bonus Track Version)

January 16, 2012

  Song Title
Beach Sluts
Back To The Grave
This One’s Different
Too Much Blood
Wailing (Making Out)
Pythagorean Fearem
Told You Once
Back Of Your Neck
Free Drunk
Black Lagoon
Horrorshow (Bonus Track)

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 16, 2012
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Copyright: 2011 Rough Trade Records Ltd.
  • Total Length: 34:45
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  • ASIN: B006H1KKUQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,321 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good debut January 17, 2012
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What do you get when you combine the early strokes and a dash of television, throw in some dead pan vocals, and pop hooks, surf guitar, it's Howler. This debut doesn't have a bad song on it. I have been listening non-stop. I even hear some Ramones like vocals, maybe this isn't anything new, but it's what rock n' roll needs right now. This is great stuff.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Strokes? March 22, 2012
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Sloppy but punchy, Howler carries on the same tradition bands like Libertines or Strokes made popular in the early 00's. Familiar but fresh. Lots of potential here; I think they have even better music in them and the spotlight awaits them. I will see them play in early April & expect a great show-- the Twin Cities are abuzz about Howler.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Minneapolis debut where raw 50s influenced rock `n' roll melodies meets punk/garage. Simple,
fun, high energy, good time music. Former member of Gay Animals, Total Babe. Like a mix of
Jesus & Mary Chain, Ramones, Hunx & His Punx.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A dose of energy and happiness August 19, 2012
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Every time I listen to any one of the songs off "America Give Up," I remember why Howler is one of my favorite bands. Their surf rock style sounds noisy and almost careless but is wonderfully put-together. Someone I know said, "They aren't good musicians. Their music is just noise." That is most certainly not true! Howler may be loud but the band members are unarguably talented. The guitar riffs are irresistible; I can't be still when I'm listening to Howler. The energy and punch of their music always makes me smile. Jordan Gatesmith's voice is unique and, although perhaps not immediately appealing to everyone, likable all the same. My favorites off the album include "This One's Different," "Told You Once," "Back of Your Neck," and "Beach Sluts" - but I'm still absolutely in love with all the songs.

It is really unfortunate that Howler is only currently touring Europe. Maybe if we appreciated their music a little more in the U.S., they'd come back! In the meantime, I'll be that person who's blasting Howler in her car and dancing at stoplights.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Minneapolis And The World April 19, 2012
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I just ran across this band from the Twin Cities. We may lose the Vikings, but we gain some new music from this group of young energetic guys. They were discovered in England and France and are making quite a name for themselves. They have a surfing sound with a kick of power rock (whatever that is). All you need to know is they are enjoyable, with exception (minus a star) of lyrics about crack pipes and naughty words - which does not really help their music one bit. When they mature, they will get five stars hopefully. I would love to see them play.
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