|Taking inspiration from the original concept behind the founding of Saddle Creek, as an attempt to highlight our home city through music and art, we began the Document series in 2017. Each release featured in the Document Series is comprised of an exclusive record featuring unreleased music from artists outside of the label’s roster, along with a specially curated zine created by the artist. The fifth installment in the series comes from Austin, Texas based Hovvdy.
Hovvdy (pronounced “howdy”) is the writing and recording project of Charlie Martin and Will Taylor. The duo, both primarily drummers, first met in the fall of 2014 and quickly bonded over a love for quiet music. Within a few weeks, they had combined songs and began recording their first EP in bedrooms and family homes across Texas.
By 2016 the two had committed to each others growth in songwriting and recording, resulting in their debut album Taster, originally released on Sports Day Records and reissued in 2017 by Double Double Whammy. They followed this in 2018 with the release of Cranberry, which Pitchfork described as, “Foggy, warm, and wistful, it sounds like faded time.” Hovvdy has found a unique identity in rhythmic, down-tempo pop songs that are hopeful, yet melancholy; relatable, yet distinguishable.
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Tue, Sep-04, New Orleans, LA, TBA
Thu-Sep-06, Tallahassee, FL, The Wilbury
Fri-Sep-07, Athens, GA, Caledonia
Sat-Sep-08, Asheville, NC, Mothlight
Sun-Sep-09, Durham, NC, Pinhook
Tue-Sep-11, Boston, MA, Brighton Music Hall
Wed-Sep-12, New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
Thu-Sep-13, Philadelphia, PA, PhilaMOCA
Fri-Sep-14, Washington, DC, Union Stage
Sat-Sep-15, Columbus, OH, Woodlands Tavern
Sun-Sep-16, Nashville, TN, The High Watt
Thu-Sep-20, Austin, TX, Mohawk
9/11-12, 14 with Palm
9/11-14 with True Blue
9/16 with LVL UP