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Atlanta, Georgia, United States | INDIE

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | INDIE
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“Howlies bring a rejuvenated punk playfulness to their excellent debut, Trippin' with Howlies…[it] is like a rock history textbook written by the classroom's smart alecs.”
-- Spin
- Spin


“So you might say Paste is a little biased, seeing as Howlies come from our neck of the woods, but they really are quite a talented bunch. And as much as we'd like them to stay in Atlanta and play for us forever, this foursome is moving up in the music world...”
-- Paste
- Paste


“Atlanta's Howlies slay[ed] the ASCAP [CMJ] showcase with a set of frenetic, melodic rockers rooted in Chuck Berry and Link Wray, with a tinge of Rocket From The Crypt-style melodrama for good measure.”
-- Billboard
- Billboard

"Boston Phoenix"

" Indie-rock wonks are atwitter over the impending debut full-length from Atlanta wildmen the Howlies."
-- The Boston Phoenix
- Boston Phoenix

"Atlanta Journal-Constitution"

"...a death match between garage-rock
and the avant-garde, but it's spangled with hooks that stick in your brain” and maybe a few of the painful kind that you can't get out of your finger."

--Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Indy Week"

"Howlies deliver garage pop that bubbles to the point of bursting, like a coke can pinned into a pneumatic paint shaker. Wait for the insistent hooks grab your ankles like stirrups, tossing you back into a vortex of Dolls-ish vocal sneer."
-- Indy Week
- Indy Week


*Stunned EP - Over/Under records, October 2010

*Trippin with Howlies - OverUnder Records, February 2009

*Sea Level - single/EP - OverUnder Records, August 12, 2008

*Trippin with Howlies DEMO - EP (self-released September 2007)

*Trippin' with Howlies spent several weeks in the Top40 of CMJ Radio Charts

*Smoke was a Top100 song at CMJ

*Sea Level EP was the #3 EP on CMJ200 radio charts for many consecutive weeks. In addition, Sea Level, Angeline, Smoke and Aluminum Baseball Bat have received considerable play in college radio nationwide, as well as on various blog and podcast media forms.



HOWLIES are the first Rock 'n' Roll band of the 21st Century. Their debut album TRIPPIN' WITH HOWLIES is right up there with the earliest albums of the Ramones, The Sex pistols & The Trashmen. Howlies are fine actors, too. Imagine an unholy blending of the 3 Stooges and Betty Page. Their live show is: unexpected. Conjure up musical thugs/male cheerleaders running amok in a madhouse rubber room.
TRIPPIN' WITH HOWLIES was recorded in 42 hours at Lo-Fi Studios at the edge of the California desert in Babylon, USA. Maria Baglien engineered, Maria and Howlies mixed, Kim Fowley produced (and I helped on some of the mixes, too). I used my memories of producing adventures with Gene Vincent, Modern Lovers, The Seeds, Blue Cheer and The Runaways to get the noize right. TRIPPIN' WITH HOWLIES is a vinyl-inspired analogue raid on the ProTools present. The end result is: Nightmare Fun in the House of Pleasure.
Come on down to the American Southeast and join 'J.R.', 'Stingray', 'Brango' and '4-C' as they party with the Forces of Evil... in that Forbidden Planet of Space. The Casanovas of Cabbagetown will blow your mind and change your life! Rock on, people! The change has finally come.

--Kim Fowley
Spring 2008
Edge of the California Desert

Wanting to capture the band's ferocious but tight live performance, Kim recorded the band live and to tape in 42 hours. The result,"Trippin' with Howlies", captures the unique range of Howlies' sound: from the 21st century surf-garage rockness of "Sea Level", to the modern doo-wop high school prom sound of "Aluminum Baseball Bat", to the majestic march of "Angeline", all recorded in a style that Fowley describes as "a vinyl-inspired analog raid on the ProTools present."

After a year of almost constant U.S. touring, Howlies have gained a reputation for their live performances. According to the Nashville Scene, a recent Howlies' show "brought jaws to the floor with breakneck rhythmic ferocity, ghoulish gang vocals, and compositional twists and turns". The bite of a Howlies' show, beyond the smoke and flashing lights, is in the bark--the howl.

2010 sees the band having taken a much-deserved break at home recording/mixing/self-producing new songs at a warehouse in Rockdale County. They plan on dropping these as a series of singles leading up to the release of their 2nd album.