Josh Howatt | The Opposite of Disappearing

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Jeff Buckley Peter Gabriel Tori Amos

Album Links
my MySpace page

More Artists From
United States - NY - New York City

Other Genres You Will Love
Pop: Pop/Rock Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock Moods: Out-and-Proud
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Opposite of Disappearing

by Josh Howatt

Daring alternative pop rock.
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 20% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Waiting in the Wings
Share this song!
X
4:15 $0.99
2. Hunger
Share this song!
X
4:36 $0.99
3. Louder Than Words
Share this song!
X
3:19 $0.99
4. It's Over
Share this song!
X
4:24 $0.99
5. All This and More
Share this song!
X
4:24 $0.99
6. It's Over (Radio Edit)
Share this song!
X
3:57 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
He may say that it all started with a reunion of estranged friends; the prep-school outcast and the pitchy Wurlitzer. Both hidden away under some covert staircase. But many will attest it started far before he could even reach the piano pedals. Josh Howatt has far outgrown the title of child-prodigy and has begun to stake his claim as the eccentric and evocative composer of the new era. He is hungry, starving, inconsolably ravenous, to bring the industry to it\'s knocking knees and back to a time, when men may have worn wigs, but beat down into that ivory terrain like linebackers. With reverence and unabandon, Josh resurrects the greats: Chopin, Beethoven, Joplin (Scott, that is), in a seance of sonic mishmash, by fusing classical structure with alterna-rock influence.

Originally from the freshly world famous Orange County, CA, Josh Howatt descended onto New York\'s hipster scene in the Fall of 2006. With showcases at the Bowery Ballroom, Sidewalk Cafe, Bitter End, The Living Room and his newly formed band in tow, he has begun to create a powerful surge in the art-rock undercurrent as a force to be reckoned with. Josh has positioned himself in a line-up of six more shows in the next two months, with a hardcore guarantee: \"You show up and I\'ll make sure we both leave out of breath\".

Now, with his overdue debut EP ready for distribution come Sept 12, Josh is tackling his most ambitious work to date. In this 6 song little gem, he lands anywhere from fevered to fluid, darling to devastating; Josh\'s melodic clamor is never short of a breath-taking sucker punch. Sometimes unexpected and gut wrenching. Always honest. Deep in that nest of red curls he hoards such autobiographical impetuses of unrequited love, suicide, politics, addiction, religion, only to have them escape in a series of vocal acrobatics sopped in pathos. Each lyric lays pregnant with meaning, and crammed with sarcasm, allusion, wit, and complexity, as he bushwhacks through intricate Baroque piano lines.

One devotee classifies Josh\'s music as akin to \"Mozart, Rufus W., and J Buckley throwing fisticuffs over a male-menstrual Tori Amos, as she gives birth to Fiona Apple and Ben Folds...kinda, sorta\". Though it may come off as hardly modest, it is nonetheless apropos. Josh Howatt is a modern-day minstrel, a pioneer to the industry, and a talented singer/songwriter long overdue. His songs resonate even after the final note, and like savory morsels, cannot be fully digested with only one bite. They can typically be easily summed up by a simple question. If you were to ask him \"What or whom is this or that song about\", he\'d simply shrug and smugly reply \"Not quite sure. Let\'s let it marinate for a couple years, perhaps then I\'ll have some smartass answer for you.\"


Reviews


to write a review