De La Noche - Blue Days, Black Nights LPGet Loud
Ivan Howard has been releasing records for years now as the principle songwriter of The Rosebuds (Merge), Gayngs (Jagjaguwar) and his soul alter ego Howard Ivans (Spacebomb). He's back with some long-time musical cohorts and production duo Rogan & Weeks to form the group de la Noche. Traversing slivers of light caught in a quiet storm of synths and some definitely ripping sax melodies from Matt Douglas of the Mountain Goats. The nostalgic dance of depression and hope will always be a human struggle. de la Noche protects one of their own with these stunning tracks and holds up a toast to what has been described as "essentially the sweat from John Oates' mustache-pure awesomeness."