by Bill Pearis


He spends most of his time fronting jangly indie pop band The Rosebuds, but Howard Ivans has a funky side, too. He's a member of Gayngs, and don't forget the Rosebuds covered Sade's Love Deluxe in full. But now Ivans steps into the solo spotlight with a new 7" on Mattew E. White's Spacebomb records. The A-side, "Red Face Boys," is full-on funk, where the flip, "Pillows," is sexy, string-laden soul. You can stream both sides below.

Howard Ivans will be opening for White's upcoming tour, which includes in NYC stop on December 5 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are still available and all dates are listed in this post.

Matthew E White, meanwhile, plays NYC tonight (11/27) at Rough Trade. It's a free show with doors at 6:30 and White going on at 7 PM.

Single streams and tour dates are listed below.


Howard Ivans - 2013 Tour Dates
Dec. 4 - Allston, MA - Great Scott *
Dec. 5 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Dec. 6 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
Dec. 7 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *
Dec. 13 - Wilmington, NC - Manna / Bourgie Nights ^
Dec. 14 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade #
Dec. 15 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter #

* w/ Matthew E. White, dosh
# w/ Matthew E. White
^ w/ Summer Set