Minneapolis band Howler have followed in the steps of a certain other American band by signing straight to record label Rough Trade. With their debut album, America Give Up out on 16 January, the band are finally getting to meet their label bosses this week as they fly in to play their first ever UK show tomorrow night (16 November), upstairs at London's Relentless Garage. Clearly they plan to make the most of their stay, because frontman Jordon Gatesmith has sent us this Playlist to herald his arrival, simply titled "the morning after pill". Lock up your daughters, etc...
The Ronettes - Be My Baby
"This is seriously one of the greatest songs of all time. Phil Spector's wall of sound blasts the listener back to 1963 with a force that hurts so good."
The Four Seasons - Bye Bye Baby
"If I had to choose a few words to describe Frankie Valli they would be: straight baller. Who else out there can hit notes that high? Justin Bearbuns [who BIEBER]? Not even."
Panda Bear - Take Pills
"While I think this song is great; it's a terrible party song. But every hipster party I've stumbled upon insists on playing this little diddy. Bloody hipsters."
Death From Above 1979 - Pull Out
"The song speaks for itself. The post-sludge-grind-core two-piece rock this one out in just under two minutes. And that's a real genre. Do you think I would fucking lie?"
The Smiths - Suffer Little Children
"This song is sort of a downer. One 1000 tears. One 100,000 tears."
Social Distortion - Mommy's Little Monster
"This is from when they were cool. So punk! So angry. It make's me consider a mohawk. Not really."
Diana Ross & Tthe Supremes - Love Child
"If only I could be Diana Ross, or her love child. I'll put myself up for adoption."
The Barbarians - Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl
"If you hang around downtown Minneapolis on a Saturday night, then you may begin to understand..."
The White Stripes - The Big Three Killed My Baby
"Yeah. Oh yeah. I don't really know how it gets any better than The White Stripes."
Brian Eno - Baby's on Fire
"The first time hear this song I was confused. Listening back on this song, I'm still confused. But that's the best part about it!"
Plus here's Howler's own I Told You Once.
Head to Howlerband.com for more about the band.
3:17 PM | 15/11/2011
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