Howth – “Out In Eagan”

I’ve been waiting for the day when I could share Howth’s brilliant album closer for their upcoming release Newkirk (out May 1st). One of my absolute favorite Howth songs, “Out In Eagan” is the product of the quintet fully coming together as a band and revealing their collective talents. From the wonderful songwriting and vocals of Carl Creighton to the sax-heavy freakout at the end, it’s true bliss.

Some words about “Out In Eagan” by songwriter Carl Creighton:

An interview for a job you don’t want and, luckily, do not get.
Letting go of the ambitions that might fit others but don’t fit you.
The life that doesn’t want you.
That despises you.
Because you secretly despise it.
And want more.
Than just a job.
With a car.
And a wife.
And a house.
That you can’t afford.
That you’ll have to leave.
Once you’ve introduced your children to the world of debt.

So you quit your job.
And you drive your car.
From the place where you started.
To the place where your meant to be.
And you reach into your chest.
And you feel that empty space.
And you laugh hysterically.
At how absurd the whole thing is.

I can’t even sell my soul, the devil don’t want it.

And there’s nothing sadder than a whore who can’t even sell himself.


Howth has a few shows coming up in NYC and Philly, so be sure to check them out:

3/20 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY  w/ Lianne La Havas (sold out)
3/29 – Cameo Gallery – Brooklyn, NY   w/ AU, Skeletons, Leverage Models
4/15 – Big Snow Buffalo Lodge – Brooklyn, NY   w/ Unicycle Loves You, Lost Boy?, Idgy Dean
4/20  – M Room – Philadelphia, PA   w/ Unicycle Loves You



Release Date: 5.1.12

01 Deep In My Heart
02 Snowbank
03 Only Right Turns
04 Belly Of The Beast
05 A Lie
06 Wind Blows Cold
07 Grand Marais
08 Honey
09 Keep Me Away From The Mirror
10 Out In Eagan