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Hobart W Fink is indie grunge rock w a disaffected punk aesthetic. Crystalline vocal harmonies emerge 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".

"HobartW Fink plays lots of mosh-worthy licks" - CMJ

"The relationship tensions on ["Back and Forth Forever"] run ... deep as ... Jayk Gallagher and [former co-lead singer] 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

"Hobart W Fink plays lots of mosh-worthy licks" - CMJ

"robust ... hard-driving indie-rock, spiked with ’90s-style riffage, tempo changes and twining boy/girl vocals" -- Buzzbands.LA

"How can you not adore ...HobartWFink" -LA Record

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"Hobart W Fink has risen through the ranks of the LA music scene at an incredibly fast rate. ... From newcomers to veterans without losing any of their hunger." -- Hunnypot Radio

Rocking SXSW parties and shows all over California, including headlining slots at Echo Park Rising, Make Music Pasadena, Venice Music Crawl, Buzzbands.la Chinatown Nights and other festivals, and opening for national acts like Good Riddance at The Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, the band debuted at The Satellite, killed residencies at Harvard and Stone, Casey's, and Lot 1, and has played The House of Blues LA, The Roxy, The Viper Room, The Echo, The Bootleg, The Satellite, Harvard and Stone, The Smell, El Cid, The Virgil, The Mint, Silver Lake Lounge, Casey's Irish Pub, The Airliner, Central SA+PC, The Lexington, Kaos Network, Echo Country Outpost and many more. HWF has toured to San Diego, Long Beach, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Austin, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and more. HWF has garnered rave reviews in CMJ, Buzzbands.LA, The Deli Magazine, Moxipop, Artist Direct, LA Record, Emerging Indie Bands UK, and many international press sources.

"Dynamite" - Radio Free Silverlake

"raw and sophisticated ... a trip back to the 90s ... their voices work together flawlessly in harmony ... get ready to headbang ... high energy performance" -- Moxipop

With two lead singers, Jayk Gallagher and Rachel Fox, the band blends touches of X, Sonic Youth, Queens of The Stoneage, and Dead Kennedys with such disparate influences as Elliott Smith, Nirvana, and Ben Gibbard. The sound is characterized by crystalline vocal harmonies emerging from gutsy garage rock that features sharp transitions and eclectic song structure. (Riki Olson on Bass, Scott Gettlin on Drums)

Buzzbands LA called Hobart W Fink's single and music video for SO MANY LOSERS, released in June, "Smashing!" and The Deli LA called it "hard hitting and fun" it debuted on LA's KROQ 'Rodney On The Roq' -- in the music video, 25 of HWF's friends smash televisions with reckless abandon and mosh their troubles away.

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August saws the release of Hobart's new music video for THE FIGHT / WE LIE which features animation of epic events, plus a very rowdy children's birthday party, interwoven with a personal tale of the demise of a relationship. Many of the songs on the album are based on the two lead singers' unsuccessful attempts at romance with each other, and the video explores the pain of these mistakes while laughing at the silliness and absurdity of how seriously we can take ourselves.

HWF's past singles "Final Fantasy 7", and "Hundred Dollar Bill" have debuted on 88.9 KXLU, 88.5 KCSN, Moheak Radio, Buzzbands.LA and AM1630 KCHUNG, and they were nominated for Artist of the Month by The Deli Magazine. The music video for "Final Fantasy 7" was shot in Peru and New Orleans and featured the singers in Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Bourbon Street and more. Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands called it "One heck of a travelogue."

"Undoubtedly capable songwrit[ing]... keeps the audience in full focus ... easy to engage with... the tracks are far from easy to play ... retaining an animate flow." - Emerging Indie Bands

"Fun ... irreverence that is infectious. Make me want to quit my job for the summer." - Syffal.com

"Escapist ... One heck of a travelogue." - Buzzbands.la

"The music is garage rock at its core; but with a keen sense of dynamics and melodyHobartWFinkhave created a sound that slots in nicely with today’s alternative rock scene. ... sets the band apart from their contemporaries ...HobartWFinkis a fine act to listen to, and they keep things simple and dirty like any fine band should do." - Indie Music

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