Hovvdy ~ Kevin Krauter ~ Caroline Says

Hovvdy ~ Kevin Krauter ~ Caroline Says

Performers:
Hovvdy
Kevin Krauter
Caroline Says
All Ages
Dave Kiss Presents: Hovvdy, Kevin Krauter and Caroline Says at First Unitarian Church

Hovvdy

Charlie Martin and Will Taylor met at a baseball game while on tour drumming for different bands. Back home in Austin, the two Texas natives discovered both held batches of compatible songs, intended for solo projects. They merged as Hovvdy instead.

Penned separately, the duo’s first-ever songwriting efforts coalesce seamlessly on debut LP Taster. To this day, Charlie and Will create like satellites on the same orbit, combining bedroom recordings into a singular worn-in sound. Their downtempo rock found an audience in the Austin and New Orleans scenes, elevated by support from small indie Sports Day Records.

Brooklyn label Double Double Whammy re-released Taster in 2017, followed by Cranberry in 2018. The sophomore work solidified the group’s sturdy guitar strums and rhythmic instincts, enveloped in nostalgic glow. Third LP Heavy Lifter finds new dimensions in the Hovvdy soundscape.

Kevin Krauter

That’s the phrase Kevin Krauter uses to describe Toss Up, his upcoming full-length debut on Bayonet Records—both the conditions in which it was created and the prevailing theme of these nine iridescent indie-pop songs. In between tours, the Indiana musician spent long hours in his basement, guitars and vintage keyboards his only company, and tested out ideas, explored new sonic avenues, savored new sounds, and taught himself how to play a few instruments.

Caroline Says

A pop band from Austin, Texas

Venue Information:
First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19103