Originally the solo endeavor of songwriter Howard Feibusch, the project now known as Howard, later evolved to include Myles Heff on bass, Chris Holdridge on drums and Alex Chakour on keys and guitar. The Brooklyn based band blends folk with a more ambient production, resulting in an impressive debut LP that pulls the listener into its lush soundscape. Their upcoming EP Please Recycle is due out this week as they wrap up their US tour, and to recap their travels we asked the band to list out some of their favorite stops along the way and the tunes that pushed them on. Catch them at their EP release show in New York at the Mercury lounge this Thursday, March 24.
Tastiest cup of coffee:
Hard for anywhere to beat Brooklyn coffee. En route to Portland and Seattle, so we should have some better luck there.
Once you hit the west coast it's hard to pick but perhaps Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, ID.
Most scenic/least scenic stretch of highway:
Most - I 70 from Denver to Salt Lake.
Least - NY to Indianapolis.
We generally go with Air Bnb. It's a treat when we splurge on a Super 8.
Weirdest encounter with an audience:
A guy wearing a Trump T-shirt in St. Louis walks over to our merch table, picks up a vinyl, and asks if he could grab one of our calendars. He was pretty disappointed when I told him what they were and told us we should have more useful things for customers.
BBQ in KC.
Best tour bus/van moment:
Discovering Bluetooth in the car and using the car speakers as a mobile studio.
Best outdoor adventure:
Hiking at Red Rocks.
Favorite apps for the road:
Podcasts: song exploder.
Must-bring gear (besides your music gear):
Road trip/touring advice:
High aspirations. Low expectations. Eat well and enjoy the journey.
Songs inspired by stops on their tour:
Kansas City, MO:
Los Angeles, CA:
Santa Fe, NM:
Salt Lake City, UT: