Howard Ivans

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Marketing Highlights

The new album from Howard Ivans (of The Rosebuds and GAYNGS), the man who brought us the "magnificent art-funk treasure" (SPIN) "Red Face Boy" and the "sexy, string-laden soul" (Brooklyn Vegan) of "Pillows."

"smooth and luxuriant" – Stereogum "he builds sounds that echo memories of the classic tracks of the heroes who have gone before." – Artist Direct "all kinds of sexy" – Earbuddy

Bio

“A created thing is never invented and it is never true: it is always and ever itself.” —Federico Fellini

“Who is Howard Ivans? I don’t know, but he’s the one singing the songs.” —Ivan Howard

Who is Howard Ivans? A stylized frequency? A flutter of heartbeats? An outline of emotion? Another gambler waiting for that strike of lightning playing the zero-sum game of love? Or is he the blurry figure at the edge of frame? “Someone that likes being in the dark room and dark stages, where the sound is brighter than the face.” A man away from himself. Keep breaking it down boy. On a path to obsession, his head full of fury and dreams, Howard Ivans is high-stepping through the rolling sea of time.

Ivan Howard has encountered this character before. Surely he was an uncredited guest when the Rosebuds recorded a song-by-song cover of Sade’s Love Deluxe. And when Prince showed up at a Gayngs show and ripped a solo offstage on his unplugged purple Strat, Ivan Howard and Howard Ivans watched him in disbelief, flickering back and forth in that sublime, surreal moment. But the first proper appearance was on a 45 for Spacebomb Records, “Red Face Boy b/w Pillows”; then the man could really breathe, stretch out and hear his own voice, see his hands in the light. There is a strange duality between the unassuming country boy who grew up barefoot on a tobacco farm in North Carolina and the neo-soul entertainer crooning over staccato Billie Jean guitar lines, but it’s not a reflection, more a yin and yang situation, interlocking bodies of shadow, imagination, and abstracted history. The tension is fascinating. No past or future, only a presence.

Beautiful Tired Bodies is Howard Ivans’ opus – is it the magnum or a sweet 750 ml? Only time will tell. Either way, it’s pure magic, a soft funk tone poem to lost identity, the grip of love, and trying to live in the present as time rushes under the bridge. Feelings at the edge of feeling, a sound that Ivan Howard dreams about. What a sound to dream about, lush, muscular, brooding, rising and falling with the lungs of live musicians, crystalline guitars, enchanting string arrangements—a real show. Alongside the team of Spacebomb co-producers Cameron Ralston and Trey Pollard, and a first call cast of Richmond, Virginia’s finest musicians, Howard Ivans has signed his name to a smooth statement of purpose. And whoever he is, he’s playing an idiosyncratic R&B game with passionate skill.

Tracklist

1. Denise
2. King of Careless
3. Jump In
4. Idle Lights
5. Come On
6. Back to the Life
7. Second Spring
8. Supersonic Love
9. Keep Breaking It Down
10. They Don’t Know How It Feels

For Fans Of

Future Islands
James Blake
Metronomy
The Rosebuds
Robert Palmer
Sade
GAYNGS

Home Market

Portland, Oregon - United States

Album Details

Artist

Howard Ivans

Album Title

Beautiful Tired Bodies

Street Date

09/22/2017

Order Due Date

08/25/2017

Discount

10% (ends 09/28/2017)

Genre

Adult Alternative

Label

Spacebomb Records

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD14

UPC

600385275927

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

SB011CD

Album Details

Artist

Howard Ivans

Album Title

Beautiful Tired Bodies

Street Date

09/22/2017

Order Due Date

08/25/2017

Discount

10% (ends 09/28/2017)

Genre

Adult Alternative

Label

Spacebomb Records

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP22

UPC

600385275910

Box Lot

25

Catalog #

SB011

Album Details

Artist

Howard Ivans

Album Title

Beautiful Tired Bodies

Preorder Date

04/21/2017

Street Date

09/22/2017

Genre

Adult Alternative

Label

Spacebomb Records

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446450513

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