The little Minneapolis band that could, Howler was picked up by U.K. indie stronghold Rough Trade after their debut EP found its way into the hands of label founder Geoff Travis, who famously had a hand in breaking the Smiths and the Strokes. Howler’s jangly garage-pop fit right in his wheelhouse, and three years after that chance encounter the foursome is all grown up and gearing up to release their sophomore LP of sophisticated skuzz, World of Joy, later this March.
Fri., Feb. 28, 7 p.m., 2014
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