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Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Brooklyn, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Indie




"Howth's Austin Debut with Royal Forest"

Formerly a minimalist anti-folk showcase for Creighton’s remarkably skillful songwriting and Luley’s soft-touch multi-instrumentalism, Howth now whispers and shrieks. Occasionally, they do both simultaneously and with great effect as the band howls, serving as a foil to Creighton’s vulnerably honest vocals. Howth took the bold step of accomplishing this in the studio as they recorded their second album, Newkirk, prior to unleashing their haunting balancing act on stage. We look forward to seeing if the small stage at Lamberts can contain them as they continue to develop force. - The Austinist

"Howth Daytrotter Session (Rock Island, IL) 9/20/12"

These songs that you’re listening to, or are about to listen to, are documents of what happens when there’s nothing standing between us and something like an immeasurable surplus of possibilities. It’s the thought that there might be time unending, that there could be people who never leave you or that you could be surrounded by the most incredible views, that never wash away. It could be “waters crashing, blue and white” or it could be the thought of there being a little piece of horrible reality built in there, where the immeasurability extends to nothingness as well, when death is concerned. - Daytrotter

"Howth- Newkirk (Review)"

…Carl Creighton howls on high like a cousin of Jeremy Enigk. He’s got a cavernous, expressive, impressive voice, which helps transport his and Blake Luley’s intricate guitar work into the realm of the unearthly. - The Big Takeover

"12 New Jersey Bands You Should Listen To Right Now"

While most of the members of Howth met at their New Jersey high school, they’ve individually lived all over the world—from Palestine to Minnesota. This influence is clearly seen in their worldly (and often otherworldly) ambient folk music. There’s a warm intimacy at work in their Fleet Foxes-esque sound, and their latest album Newkirk is a gorgeous example of the quieter side of the Garden State’s music scene. - Paste Magazine


Howth (rhymes with “growth”) is the NYC-based indie rock project of one Carl Creighton, and he’s recently collaborated with Preston Spurlock (one of our favorites) to make a video for his single “Tourist Town.” Carl has been touring around this month with BK-based A Deer A Horse, who are also pretty cool (listen). Howth will be making his way to the Cake Shop in lower Manhattan this weekend to play a show with local up-and-comers Doubting Thomas Cruise Control, Whitewash, and Slim Charles – it should be dope! Peep the video below. - No Smoking Media

"Video Premiere: Howth – “Tourist Town”"

Maybe it’s a bit too soon to be “nostalgic” about it, but back in 2011, Howth (rhymes with “growth”) told us that the now-closed Glasslands club needs cheaper beer/shot combos. Flash forward to July of this year, and the Brooklyn band released the album Trashy Milky Nothing Town, a pretty nostalgic affair itself, about that yearning that every Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle has for yellow jumpsuited reporters.

Staying on the nostaglia theme here, this video for Tourist Town, directed by noted weirdo and DIY poster artist extraordinaire Preston Spurlock, shows kaleidoscopic images of our favorite ’90s action figure stars at their best: both animated and starring in Vanilla Ice films. Let’s pretend that reboot never happened, okay?

Watch the Tourist Town video and check Howth’s forthcoming tour dates, below. - CMJ

"Week in Pop"

With frontman Carl Creighton releasing a barrage of solo works in recent weeks and months, Howth is back on track with the Turtles (or Ninja Turtles project if you will) albums, debuting the following listen to “Tourist Town”. The sound of the bridge and tunnel hustle and bustle blares with sharp guitar work that observes the ins, outs, and aspects of living in a resort town that draws the attracted attention from the world over.

Electric audio axes lead the way in a cluster of chord rich commotion, where the outside visiting masses are observed from a local perspective. “Tourist Town” provides the sink or swim style that it takes to survive in the Empire State, where Carl describes the constant states of “keep your body moving” as a method of survival in the underground areas that often go unseen by the casually observing (wandering) inquisitive/accidental tourist. Howth keeps the balance of town and country in the frame, with encouragement and inspiration taking him to the backroads and places where the skyscrapers are traded for silos, barns, and dirt paths, described with, “and I’ll go where there are no roads.” The fast paced tempo matches the heart, emotion, and feeling that Carl brings to the table, discussing the latest Howth happenings immediately after the following premiere of “Tourist Town”: - Impose



Howth (2011)
Newkirk (2012)
Secret Goldmine (2012)
Trashy Milky Nothing Town (2015)

Carl Creighton:

Minnesota (2008)

11 North (2010)

Telling Truth As Jokes (2013)

Brookings (2014)

Xmas Songs (2014)

Exploring the Caradox (2014)

Chewing Tooth (2015)

The World is a Beautiful Place (2015)