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Howardian streams new album, ‘A Smurf at Land’s End’

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Ian Vanek from Japanther once again to release his second full-length, ‘A Smurf at Land’s End’, as Howardian. Vanek’s fusion of lo-fi garage fuzz, technical poly-rhythms, and hip-hop influence satisfies curious Japanther fans and new listeners alike. The album is currently streaming in full via Bandcamp below.     ‘A Smurf at Land’s End’ finds the New York City group, in a mystic, street informed, art rock mode… Read more »

Howardian (Japanther’s Ian Vanek) releases debut LP


Howardian is the solo project of Japanther’s Ian Vanek, with contributions from a rotating cast of friends & musicians. Though Vanek has been creating music under the moniker for years, today marks the release of Howardian’s debut LP, ‘Land Of The Low Tides’, which comes out via Boston’s BUFU Records and Japanther’s own Tut Tut Now Shake Ya Butt. You… Read more »