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Hobart W Fink is indie grunge rock w a disaffected punk aesthetic. With two lead singers, Jayk Gallagher and Lauren Lakis, the band blends touches of The Strokes, Interpol, and Queens of The Stoneage, with such disparate influences as Elliott Smith, Nirvana, and Ben Gibbard. Fans have likened HWF's sound to a combination of X, The B-52's, and Sonic Youth. The sound is characterized by crystalline vocal harmonies emerging from gutsy, cutting garage rock.
Their debut LP "Back and Forth Forever" is recorded and mixed by Chris Kasych (Wavves, Phantogram, Vampire Weekend, Haim, P!nk, Santigold) on a vintage '74 Neve board and mastered by Alex DeYoung (Macy Gray, NOFX, Pennywise).
Lead single "So Many Losers" debuted on KROQ Rodney On The Roq, and on Buzzbands KCSN. Also playing on KJEE, KEDG, WEQX, KCR, and over 100 other stations, the single and album charted top 10 on KKBB charts and top 20 on FMQB charts, debuting #174 on CMJ. Two songs were selected for placement in the cult hit "Sharknado 2".
"The relationship tensions on ["Back and Forth Forever"] run ... deep as ... Jayk Gallagher and Lauren Lakis trade off vocals and harmonize in some of rock’s fine traditions (think X, Sonic Youth and the Pixies ...) That ... [they] set their makeup/breakup to tasty indie/punk/’90s alternative licks make the audio voyeurism even better." - Buzzbands LA
"indie punkers Hobart W Fink play lots of mosh-worthy licks" - CMJ
HOBART'S Music Video for SO MANY LOSERS - the song debuted on KROQ and Buzzbands KCSN