[mp3] Howth: “Needles and Pins”

Just ran across this lovely track out there in the wilderness of the internet. It’s pretty great what you can find when you stay up a bit longer than you’d intended. PS: this band’s name is 600% funnier if you imagine someone is holding their tongue and saying the name of medical drama on the Fox network.

MP3: Howth- Needles and Pins
No, this isn’t a cover of the Searcher’s classic “Needles and Pins” — which you might remember either from the Ramones cover of the way the Searchers said the title as “needles and pin-za” You don’t normally hear too much fuzz in folk songs (Blitzen Trapper do it well), but Howth put it to great use in this one. It adds a ragged edge to the color and life of the main sections. I’ve yet to pick up the band’s self-titled album, but I might have to do just that after hearing this a couple times…

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