Howard Ivans is really the musical vehicle for singer-songwriter Ivan Howard’s creative impulses. Howard is no stranger to the modern indie rock landscape being a integral member of The Rosebuds and GAYNGS.
This debut full-length once again highlights our contention that retro-pop is where all the excitement is at. For Beautiful Tired Bodies, it’s all about sophisticated soul + R&B of the 70s and 80s before the ubiquitous influence of hip hop.
After a decade of being associated with the indie rock scene, Howard’s new music is certainly a bold move. Something he acknowledges himself – “This is the most pop thing I could probably do. And also the most “fuck it” punk thing I could think of to do.”
No true blue pop music lover is going to complain! This is some of the best retro-pop coming out right now! Left-field retro-soul magic!!
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