The third song to be released before Havens Dumb comes out on October 3, “A Dog Starved” was a track that arrived late in the recording process:
“Blake, Manley Hopkins and Dylan Thomas all vie for the pedant’s ear in this power pop excursion, not to mention Big Star, XTC and maybe more recently, via XTC, Field Music. For all that heavyweight arty dick swinging it was from a dearth of brawn and a surplus of brain in evidence at what I’d mistakenly thought was the end of the project that “A Dog...” came, tail wagging. It became hurtfully clear that it was for me to go back into the pit and swing a little harder at the face, maybe even shirt off this time, do the shale dance into the hard rock. I wielded my brother’s old red hollow Silvertone and got some nice tones. Four days of basic tracking later we had four new songs, including this one." - Glenn Richards
"A Dog Starved" is available via iTunes from September 12, 2014.
PRE-ORDER HAVENS DUMB
Havens Dumb is out October 3, 2014 on Dark Satanic Records via Caroline. To pre-order the album on double-LP vinyl, CD or digital, click here.
The CD comes with a signed print of the original handwritten lyrics to one of the songs on the album. The vinyl comes with a download card. And there’s a Deluxe Digital version with three extra tracks.
TICKETS TO FIRST SHOWS BACK
The first three shows are sold out, and the fourth (Saturday) and fifth (Sunday) shows are selling fast.
WED 29 OCT – HOWLER – SOLD OUT
THUR 30 OCT – HOWLER – SOLD OUT
FRI 31 OCT – HOWLER – SOLD OUT
SATURDAY 01 NOVEMBER – HOWLER BRUNSWICK
SUNDAY 02 NOVEMBER - HOWLER BRUNSWICK
Yes the band are hoping to get to every city and town that wants them to play, but for now, this is all there is.
Give it all away, baby give it all away...
- The Good Gardener