How??? Unveils Debut Album: A Fusion of Americana, Electronica, and DIY Spirit

Los Angeles-based band How??? is set to captivate audiences with their self-titled debut album, slated for release digitally and on limited edition clear vinyl come April 26 via Misra (available for pre-order now). The group introduces their sonic universe with the lead single "How???" accompanied by a visually arresting music video directed by the band alongside Gwen Morier.  "How???" is already making waves across digital platforms, inviting listeners into a realm where Americana roots intertwine with English glam art-rock energy, and a touch of indie and surf rock adds an extra layer of intrigue.

Alex Tebeleff, one half of How???, sheds light on the thematic core of "How???": "It’s a song about the meaning of home and change." Originating in his former D.C. residence but finding its completion in the band's new Los Angeles studio, the track catalyzed the creation of the entire album, serving as a sonic metamorphosis that blends influences ranging from Townes Van Zandt to Bjork and 90’s Warp Records.

The band's forthcoming west coast tour, commencing on April 17 at The Stork Club in Oakland, promises to bring their distinctive sound to life in venues across the region, culminating in a Los Angeles Record Release show on April 27 at On Joy.

Drawing inspiration from luminaries like David Bowie, REM, Townes Van Zandt, and Kraftwerk, How??? emerges as a testament to the transformative power of music and community. Stemming from the roots of the DIY ethos that fueled Tebeleff's previous project, Paperhaus, How??? embodies a seamless fusion of musical exploration and communal spirit, navigating the complex landscape of DIY culture with unwavering creativity and resilience.

As Tebeleff navigated the tumultuous waters of a rapidly changing music scene, the transition from "DIY band guy" to producer heralded a new chapter in his artistic journey. Collaborating with longtime ally Matthew Dowling, How??? channels a diverse array of influences, from Texas Americana to electronic soundscapes and 80’s pop, weaving together a tapestry of sound that defies categorization.

With tracks like the title song "How???" and the evocative "Long The Way," How??? invites listeners on a journey of introspection and transformation, seamlessly blending Americana traditions with avant-garde sensibilities. As the world emerges from the shadows of a tumultuous era, How??? shows the power of music to transcend boundaries and illuminate the human experience. 

Tour Dates:
04.17 - Oakland, CA @ The Stork Club
04.18 - Chico, CA @ Naked Lounge
04.19 - Reno, NV @ The Loving Cup
04.20 - Nevada City @ Gold Vibe
04.22 - Portland, OR @ Mano Ocular
04.24 - Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s Garage
04.25 - Redding, CA @ Fratelli’s
04.26 - Merced, CA @ The Partisan
04.27 - Los Angeles, CA @ On Joy

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