The jauntily disaffected grunge rock of Hobart W Fink is back with their new release "BOYFRIEND", their first single released since last year's full length album debuted on KROQ Rodney on the Roq and KCSN's Buzzbands LA, charting top 10 on KKBB, top 20 on FMQB, and premiering at #174 on the CMJ charts.
One of three tracks recorded with Chris Kasych (Wavves, Phantogram, Vampire Weekend, Haim, TV On The Radio) on a vintage '74 Neve board and mastered by Alex DeYoung (Macy Gray, NOFX, Pennywise), "BOYFRIEND" is the lead single of a 7 inch vinyl to be released later this year. The release features futures trader wunderkind and Desperate Housewives star Rachel Fox on guest vocals.
The inventive music video for "BOYFRIEND" follows the misadventures of a perpetually smooching couple, as their jilted exes tell the tale from the sidelines.
THE FIGHT::: http://youtu.be/BAK0pTEUMJM
SO MANY LOSERS::: http://youtu.be/hwmuEsvYmqA
With powerful vocal harmonies intertwining over an eclectic grunge rock soup, lead singer/guitarrist Jayk Gallagher and Hobart W Fink blend touches of X, Sonic Youth, Queens of The Stoneage, and Dead Kennedys with such disparate influences as Elliott Smith, Nirvana, and Ben Gibbard. (Bass: Riki Olson, Drums: Scott Gettlin) Buzzbands LA called Hobart W Fink's single and music video for SO MANY LOSERS, released in June, "Smashing!" and The Deli LA called it "hard hitting and fun"
"The relationship tensions on ["Back and Forth Forever"] run ... deep as ... Jayk Gallagher and [former co-lead singer] Lauren Lakis trade off vocals and harmonize in some of rock’s fine traditions (think X, Sonic Youth and the Pixies ...) That ... [they] set their makeup/breakup to tasty indie/punk/’90s alternative licks make the audio voyeurism even better." - Buzzbands LA
"Hobart W Fink plays lots of mosh-worthy licks" - CMJ
"robust ... hard-driving indie-rock, spiked with ’90s-style riffage, tempo changes and twining boy/girl vocals" -- Buzzbands.LA
"How can you not adore ... Hobart W Fink" -LA Record
"Hobart W Fink has risen through the ranks of the LA music scene at an incredibly fast rate. ... From newcomers to veterans without losing any of their hunger." -- Hunnypot Radio
"Dynamite" - Radio Free Silverlake
"raw and sophisticated ... a trip back to the 90s ... their voices work together flawlessly in harmony ... get ready to headbang ... high energy performance" -- Moxipop
Rocking SXSW showcases as well as shows all over California, including headlining slots at Echo Park Rising, Make Music Pasadena, Venice Music Crawl, Buzzbands.la Chinatown Nights, Lummis Day Fest, Street Food Cinema, and other festivals, and opening for national acts like Good Riddance at The Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, the band debuted at The Satellite, killed residencies at Harvard and Stone, Casey's, and Lot 1, and has played The House of Blues LA, The Roxy, The Viper Room, The Echo, The Bootleg, The Satellite, Harvard and Stone, The Smell, El Cid, The Virgil, The Mint, Silver Lake Lounge, Casey's Irish Pub, The Airliner, Central SA+PC, The Lexington, Kaos Network, Echo Country Outpost and many more. HWF has toured to San Diego, Long Beach, Phoenix, Dallas, Santa Fe, Austin, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and more. HWF has garnered rave reviews in CMJ, Buzzbands.LA, The Deli Magazine, Moxipop, Artist Direct, LA Record, Emerging Indie Bands UK, Radio Free Silverlake, The Scenestar, and many international press sources.
HWF's songs have played on over 100 radio stations across the country, including KROQ, KCSN, KXLU, KCR, IndependentFM, KJEE, KEDG, WSCA, WVMM, CHMR, KHOL, KRFP, KSDB, KTCU, KTXT, KXTR, WGLS, WIDR, WMHB, WVMM, KXRN, KJEE, WCHZ, WKZQ, WPNH, YNOT, and many more