Inside Shock Magazine recently interviewed the Minnesotan Indie rock band ‘Howler’ where they discussed with us their brand new album ‘World of Joy, which was released on March 25th. The first song on their track list, Al’s Corral, was inspired by a night of drinking in a bar of the same name. They described Thin Lizzy’s song Jailbreak as “The perfect biker song” of which they wanted to imitate in their track. They jokingly referenced it as ‘stolen’ which must highlight the similarity in that particular song. They felt it was relevant to include that they had to take over the Producer’s role of playing the cow bell.
Their second track ‘Drip’ is about their guitarist, Ian Nygaard having a “Lymphomatic Necrosis” when the band was on tour in New Jersey. In this particular song Ian himself wrote the music, and lead guitarist/vocalist Jordan wrote the accompanying lyrics.
‘Don’t Wanna’ was labelled as a “power ballad” and called it their “every rose has its thorn” referencing popular glam metal band Poison. ‘Yacht boys’ was outlined by them as a “Dark” song and it was inspired
by ‘The Damned,’ a punk rock band from London, England in the United Kingdom.
"EVERY ROSE HAS IT’S THORN…"
-Single ’DON’T WANNA’
This is due to the band members listening to their music, whilst writing their own. They added that it was also inspired by “Coming of Age film St. Elmo’s fire.”
In the band’s general opinion on ‘In the Red’ is one of their “favourite ones to play live” and “one of the best songs on the record.” They explained to us that they had a great time writing it with the lyrics being about heartbreak, and that they intended for it to originally be “Dinosaur Junior-esque.”
Contrastingly, their opinions on the title track ‘World of Joy’ are contrasting among the group. Described as a “pop hit” it was called a “great song” yet also the “worst song on the record.”