Howard Ivans
Beautiful Tired Bodies

Fall down the rabbit hole of Ivan Howard’s alter ego and wake up in a stylized soundscape, surrounded by twisting melodies and singing shadows. Beautiful Tired Bodies is the latest installment of chromatic-eyed soul from the man who brought us a “magnificent art-funk treasure” (SPIN) and “a symphonic funkscape worthy of Quincy Jones” (UNCUT). Talking to the mirror in the man, Howard Ivans delivers his full-length debut, co-produced by Trey Pollard and Cameron Ralston, featuring the Spacebomb house band and a VIP list of Richmond musicians. The experience is immersive, a headlong rush, shot through with highlights like Pollard’s transfixing string arrangements and bold keyboard riffs from Devonne Harris (Stones Throw). Howard Ivans stands in the spotlight, a man who once recorded a bold, song-by-song remake of Sade’s Love Deluxe, delivering a new soft funk tone poem, a voice crooning out in the wilderness.

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“a sumptuously arranged blast of smooth, smooth sensuality” — Stereogum

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SB011

SIDE A
01. Denise
02. King of Careless
03. Jump In
04. Idle Lights
05. Come On

SIDE B
05. Back to the Life
06. Second Spring
07. Supersonic Love
08. Keep Breaking It Down
09. They Don't Know How It Feels

33rpm LP Vinyl – Limited edition metallic gold vinyl (100 made) + Standard black
CD Mini-Gatefold
Release date: September 22, 2017

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