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'Taster' out April 15, 2016

vinyl, tape, and cd available via Double Double Whammy April 28

first pressing of 100 dark blue tapes and 50 cds (sold out)
second pressing of 100 pink tapes (sold out)

painting by Anja Salonen

hovvdy is Charlie Martin and Will Taylor.
'Taster' recorded and mixed by hovvdy,
bass on 2, 8, and 10 by Sam Jacobson,
mastered by Ben Littlejohn.

TOUR ~ all dates with Pinegrove

04/26 Boston, MA @ Sinclair (sold out)
04/27 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (sold out)
04/28 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church (sold out)
04/29 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel (sold out)
04/30 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (sold out)



released April 15, 2016



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Track Name: Better
you could not stick around
i was looking for a better reason not to call you back
Track Name: Problem
i’ll walk you home
you say you’re tired of talking to people you don’t know
feet on the concrete we’re weighing on

i want to live here
a couple of years
the city my grandpa lived in

you all got a problem
and are alright
nothing to worry about in the morning time

i feel for you
and what it cost
a storm with a fury
a natural loss
Track Name: Meg
meg always finds the right words to say
understanding where you’ve been is just the easiest way
you say you feel alone again
that’s about to change in a hide me way

look in the door
under the stairs
i did it before
you knew you could care
i knew you could tell
i knew it
there’s a fork in my throat
i saw it between your big toe and me
under the sheets

speak because i know you feel a certain way
but ill pass it along anyway
Track Name: Try Hard
drive your car around the block and tell me lies
how can you assume the worst all the time
i never was a friend to him and there’s no reason
i am that way

leave you in the dark sometimes
i am unclear today
take enough to make it home in streetlight
you could not call your dad back then
forgot his name again
i never did try hard

forgot about the time i lost your address
tired of dreaming of the brightest light i’d ever saw
never returned your fathers call
talk about your day and plans you made
burn out and fade away
i could not understand all that you said
Track Name: In My Head
i haven’t ever had to fit two people in my head
you know i’m gone for good

you told me he’s just not for you
if that’s true
you know i think you’re onto something good
you know i’m gone for good

on the gulf in that screened in room
i told you the truth
that i was packing my shit up for you
was coming home to you
it just wasn’t right for you
Track Name: Favorite
could not stop for her back then
i was not thrown off when you
opened up too much too soon
moved to a new neighborhood
we went for walks to cope with it
a favorite memory

on the day you left i went to the
state fair with my girl then
kissed her later, took my mind
off you were leaving
for a good reason
Track Name: Note
you crawled to your window
i couldn’t break your fall
i’m not that close to you

my throat burns, but only sometimes
and other times it’s cold
like the winter coat

i left you a note but you choke
Track Name: Can't Wait
you don’t have the time
to love me like you want to
what i am to you
just doesn’t feel that in tune
but i am 100%
made up from things that don’t make sense

i’m somewhere new
staring at the ceiling
feeling my hands
reacting from the feelings
when you’re close
you’re not that far away
when you’re close

wondering where did my years go
now i got friends i don’t know
listening to shows i don’t like
spending time alone at a lunch spot
with you
in my own mind

i just can’t wait until you’re mine
you have been running around in my mind
Track Name: Pretend
pictured you there then
could not win yourself over
say i will be a friend if you want

look at your eyes like
i’m lacking a punchline
pretend to be what i never will
Track Name: Friend
you’re not asleep like you used to be all the time
i couldn’t care more than i did
you had decided to be someone you never thought you would
to be away, you were like

a friend of mine
and i understood why

over years we did not talk too much
i could not bring myself to see the dark you felt around you
and why would i when all we can do is
make it along alright, it’s nice

you’re a friend of mine
and i understand why
Track Name: Left Out
i saw you last night
cannot rewind your life

i want to know how you’re coming out
i feel left out
i want to know how you’re coming out alright

i’ll call you more now
forget where you have been

i want to know how you’re coming out
i feel left out
i want to know how you’re coming out alright
i want to know how
i feel let down
i want to know how you’re coming out alright