Howler have announced the follow-up to their 2012 debut, America Give Up. The new album is titled, World of Joy, and is due out March 25, 2014 via Rough Trade. The band has released a video for the album’s first single, “Don’t Wanna”, co-directed by singer/guitarist Jordan Gatesmith and Alex Behms & Mike Allan. Watch it above.
The band took a more collaborative approach with the album this time around, which was written and recorded in Minneapolis at The Terrarium studio with America Give Up producer Chris Heidman.
Jordan Gatesmith on World Of Joy:
The songs and the record, ultimately, became accounts of Ian, Max, Rory, and I living and dreaming passionately. The record is supposed to be almost like a jukebox at some sloppy bar in Minneapolis playing things like: Thin Lizzy, The Replacements, The Modern Lovers, Kiss, The Smiths, The Stooges, and other randomly assorted bands. It’s a tribute to our love of rock n roll and to the lineage of that genre we so admire.