This certainly stands as one of their very best vid's to date; I'm loving the diversity and range of elements which they have incorperated. As with the last leading vid there is a big focus on Juanita, I reckon she's more expressive than I can recall - which would follow on from my thoughts on the mid-2012 Lexington gig of noticing how she's came over more extraverted, and really giving everything to the music, by no means am I saying she didn't before but a little more experience and less youthful worry about how one does so can only come through with time. Likewise what we're seeing ties well to what we're reading in her interviews. I can't wait for some audio-visual interviews, little acoustic or not so acoustic shows, and whatever else may turn up soon?
Note whilst somewhat established, their youtube channel howlingbellsmusic - 'scribe on up Yo! Seriously. Do. Remember to share, like, share and like and share s'more. If not to show some support at least to show appreciation for something you enjoyed. Assuming you did?
Is anybody hearing those chords and thinking of 'About A Girl' by Nirvana - I'm supriesd by the lack of mention & attention I'm seeing around that. Maybe it's not such a well known song as I thought? It was a total staple for me, it made it onto 'Nirvana' - Nirvana's Greatest Hits LP released in the 00's and it's one of my staples from the days when I had some time to play and sing for myself. I'm sure at least many will recognise it as a solid groupie instrumental alternative to 'testing: one two' etc.
Slowburn single is in Spotify now as well. Nice. Slowburn is only 2:36 long but it's all good. The vid is good too, although it's just juanita again. Libra is a slower wonder. It reminds me more of some songs from the Waikiki-album. A Drunken Laugh perhaps? I have a good feeling for the Heartstrings-album based on this. Thanks.
I'm in Finland and I have premium so I probably see other things than you. UK might have a different kind of licensing deals and the single pops up there later or never.
The good thing to do is to follow Howling Bells in Spotify. When the new release appears from an artist you follow, then the notification bell (hah) icon next to your user name says that the artist has a new release in Spotify. Then I know immediately when new stuff is out. I follow about 30-40 artists and it's a very useful tool.
Spotify horrendous to find anything? I dunno, how could it be much easier? I just type something and start listening. It's really easy to find everything there. Having multiple artists grouped on the same name is the only major nuisance I can think of. It should be noted that I have lived through times when my only chance to get new albums was to walk in to a real record store and pay a lot of money for a big slab of vinyl. Therefore I see Spotify as the easiest way ever.
It always seems like far too long between visits when we get to hear a little something-something new from Howling Bells, but we were in for a treat this year with the rocking and rolling 'Slowburn'. Easily one of our defining rock numbers of the year, 'Slowburn' shows us there's no signs of slowing down for Howling Bells and that Juanita Stein is still the most perfect front for a band in ever. I wouldn't blame you if you thought 'Slowburn' was actually a classic rock track from the late 60s/early 70s. It's not just good, it's THAT good. (Matt Bond)