Red Bank, NJ, February 19, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- On February 17, The Co-Op, a promotional collective from Introverse Media, proudly announced representation for the band And How and the new album Inchworm.
And How is, in many ways, a collection of contradictions. Arriving with the latest album Inchworm, this band which sounds so steeped in classic '60s and '70s strategy couldn't be more modern in construction. Bandleader Sean Severson is in fact the only band member, creating a sound full of love for melody and hooks ensuring that the tracks will remain with the listener a long time.
While the band might sound brand new to the uninitiated, Severson has been extremely prolific. And How's Bandcamp page offers up more than fifteen selections, each project showing that same excitement for making music while at the same time showing true progression. Inchworm is the beneficiary of that growth.
Opening with the jangle rock of "Somebody Who" which occupies a space between late-sixties jangle innovators like The Byrds and their modern eighties progeny like Stamey & Holsapple, R.E.M., and Workbook-era Bob Mould. "Safe And Sound" feels like a lost track from Guided By Voices co-conspirator Tobin Sprout. Tracks such as "Like You Never Can" bring shifts of tone and tempo that keep the listener slightly off guard but never off-put. The closing "Holding On Too Tight" puts the listener in a Don Dixon/Smithereens state of mind and leads to further, repeated listens, which is exactly what a great pop-rock album is supposed to do.
Dw Dunphy, manager of Introverse Music's Co-Op said of Inchworm, "This is the response to those who say things like 'they don't make records like that anymore.' I'm confident that anyone who responds positively to And How's varied influences will love Inchworm, and then they'll go back to check out the rest of the catalog."
And How's Inchworm is available as a free download via the Bandcamp.com website.
About The Co-Op
The Co-Op is an artist-supported collective devoted to shifting the balance of opportunities toward independent musicians. Presented as a subsidiary of Introverse Media, Ltd., The Co-Op maintains that the "underground" is just as vital, interesting, and unique as it has ever been and needs a bullhorn to make that statement clear. For more information regarding The Co-Op, contact Dw Dunphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.