Clarke and the Himselfs will perform a special album release in-store set in celebration of the vinyl release of The Well-Rounded Clarke and the Himselfs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise). As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!
The Well-Rounded Clarke and the Himselfs will be available for purchase at the in-store!
ABOUT CLARKE AND THE HIMSELFS
Clarke and the Himselfs is the sonically extended portion of Clarke Aleksandr Howell. What originally began with multi-track records transmographied into the full band it is today, with Howell using the drums, guitar, his voice and no loops, creating catchy, dark, powerful sounds that are supported ultimately by the gravity of the songs themselves.
The Himselfs are regularly on the road and have extensively toured the South, Midwest and East Coast. Clarke and the Himselfs opened for Built to Spill on two different month-long North American tours. He has played with the likes of Colleen Green, No Bunny, Paleo, Sad Horse, La Luz, Naomi Punk and many more.
Their latest release, The Well-Rounded Clarke and the Himselfs, is the cumulative LP debut from Clarke and the Himselfs. Recorded in Portland, Oregon, on half-inch tape at Fluff and Gravy in early spring of 2014. Engineered and mixed by David Strackany (Paleo). Mastered by Mell Dettmer (Sunn O))), Boris, Earth) Featuring brand new cuts as well as re-done classics, all recorded, mixed and mastered to audiophile quality.
“Songs like ‘Asteroid’ and ‘Toxic World’ are infectious, fuzzed-out earworms that are sure to get trapped in your head for days.” – Chipp Terwilliger/Portland Mercury
“..Clarke Howell’s not simply working a stripped aesthetic, he’s a single player going for a full sound. Unlike most one-man bands who play drums with just their feet, one of his hands handles both guitar and stick on a practically full drum kit. Drape all that with the kind of gorgeously groaning guitar effects that Pink Mountaintops used to specialize in and a weird trilling vocal effect and you’ve got an impressively lush solo act. Perhaps most importantly though, the actual quality of his songs proves he’s more than just some novelty act.” – Bao Le-Huu/Orlando Weekly