Howard Ivans, One Year Later
Exactly one year ago, Spacebomb released a special piece of music by a man re-introduced to the world as Howard Ivans. This alter ego for The Rosebuds singer Ivan Howard created – alongside the Spacebomb machine – two powerful, stunning, and sexy tracks that we pressed to wax as a 7-inch and dubbed SB003. Critics would call the two tracks – “Red Face Boy” backed with “Pillows” – “magnificent” (SPIN), “impressive” (UNCUT), “wonderful” (DJ Magazine), and “blue-eyed croon that would impress Hall & Oates” (Wondering Sound). They went on and on, raving about its sunny Bacharach orchestration, its pulsating rhythm section and jetting horns, its “full-on funk” and “sexy string-laden soul” (Brooklyn Vegan). And today, we’re celebrating this music with a special discount in our store.
For a very limited time, pick up a Howard Ivans 7″ for only $5 plus shipping. Each copy has been hand-stamped and hand-numbered at Spacebomb HQ in Richmond, Virginia. While you’re adding it to your cart, be sure to stock up on our other releases by Matthew E. White and Grandma Sparrow, and pre-order the forthcoming debut LP by Natalie Prass.
photo credit: Ryan Patterson