Texas indie rockers Hovvdy and Lomelda are heading out on tour together next month, and today they’ve shared a surprise split EP covering each others’ songs.
The five-track project finds Hovvdy putting their lo-fi spin on Lomelda’s “Talk” and “Out There,” while Lomelda adds a minimalist bent to “Swing (softway),” “Colorful” and “Swing (expired).” Of the bunch, “Colorful” is perhaps the most revelatory; Lomelda’s tenderly layered vocals imbue a newfound depth to Hovvdy’s lyrics, while the dirge-like and arpeggiated synths warble in the distance.
The Covers EP will be released on a cassette via Double Double Whammy, and includes a bonus track. All proceeds from the sales will go directly to RAICES, a nonprofit that offers necessary legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees. You can preorder it here.
Below, you can revisit both Hovvdy and Lomelda’s stops at the Paste Studio, and keep scrolling to find the pair’s upcoming tour dates. Listen to the Covers EP here.
Covers Split EP Art:
Covers Split EP Tracklist:
1. Hovvdy – Talk
2. Lomelda – Swing (softway)
3. Lomelda – Colorful
4. Hovvdy – Out There
5. Lomelda – Swing (expired)
Hovvdy / Lomelda Tour Dates:
22 – Oxford, Miss. @ Proud Larry’s
23 – Nashville, Tenn. @ DRKMTTR
24 – Columbus, Ohio @ Big Room Bar
25 – Milwaukee, Wisc. @ The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee
26 – Chicago, Ill. @ Empty Bottle
27 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry
29 – Omaha, Neb. @ Reverb Lounge
30 – Columbia, Mo. @ Cafe Berlin
31 – Norman, Okla. @ Opolis
01 – Denton, Texas @ Andy’s Bar