"The Austin indie-pop duo’s music conjures a steady, gentle longing. Foggy, warm, and wistful, it sounds like faded time." - Pitchfork
"Cranberry delivers on all of the promises Hovvdy set forth on their first album, 2017's Taster; expanding on the deceptively intricate and delicately guarded sound that's quickly throttling them far beyond their Bandcamp roots." - The FADER
Based in Austin, Texas, 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. Hovvdy has found a unique identity in rhythmic, down-tempo pop songs that are hopeful, yet melancholy; relatable, yet distinguishable.
Hovvdy's sophomore album, Cranberry, expands on a familiar texture, building off Taster's minimal complexity and covering new ground. Cranberry is out now on Double Double Whammy.