O​.​B. Howard

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self-produced 10 track debut album

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released April 23, 2016

Recorded at Tech Records (New England Institute of Technology)
Mixed by Buck St. Thomas
Mastered by Kyle Joseph at Perimeter Recording
All Songs and Lyrics by O.B. Howard except "Whale Song" (written by Nate Milton)
Album Art by Nate Milton

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O.B. Howard Providence, Rhode Island

Alexandra- Vocals, Guitar
Buck- Vocals, Guitar, Banjo


O.B. Howard is a dream folk duo from Providence RI. They blend tight harmonies with complex chords over simple arrangements.

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Track Name: Blue and Gray
Passing trains all through the day
to where I lay, Blue and Gray
Passers by can't fight the tide
watch colored skies fade into night with you
And I never thought I'd be feeling like this
Warm thoughts, sweet talk

Wide awake, hear the fall of rain
bring spring days on window panes
Taking steps just honest leaping
through and over seas, what's underneath?
It's you, and I never thought I'd be feeling like this
Never ready for words like honey

I know wrong from right, don't hurry
And with a heavy sight I get blurry
And when the dark turns light I get worried
When the dark turns light I get worried
Track Name: Dreamy
Sinking lower, lost in wonder
watch the ground from above
Feeling lighter, four years younger
weightless aim toward the sky

Finding solace is a lost cause
in all we hear
Despondent walking through the dark halls,
the thoughts we fear
Waiting patient as we're sleeping

Take good care
Falling deeper, slipping feet
on the ground
Look behind the open eyes but
seek a prize from above

Sentence fragments hard to follow
in my ear
Racing thoughts are all impartial
and insincere
Slipping slowly through the hourglass

The time is near, be patient
Age old fragrance,
often waking alive
Tunnel vision, disposition
nothing's missing anymore
Track Name: Afloat
A sea of covers bundled up
Just fourteen spaces, not enough
We close our eyes for stars
In time they will be ours

Faster, yet slow
Swaying to and fro, don't be afraid
After the show
Staying on the road beneath the waves
you'll see, we'll stay afloat

So make me out from afar
Give heaven my regards


Faster, yet slow
Swaying to and fro, don't be afraid
After the show
Staying on the road beneath the waves
you'll see, we'll stay afloat
we'll stay afloat
we'll stay afloat
Track Name: Trip
The fire's running to your head
Color drains out from the bed
Fear it all what feels like fall in June
Wasted calls, you lost it all too soon

Going further down the road
Wearing frames all painted rose
Moving fast a spell is cast by you
Looking back when two months pass by you

Watch from the window
Standing in the cold
Watch from the window
Standing in the cold

Arm in arm you are the sun
Hand in hand what's done is done
Clashing faiths a darker fate consumes
Holding weight, we move through days and truths

Watch from the window
Standing in the cold
Watch from the window
Standing in the cold
Track Name: Demure
Along the walkabout, sympathies aren't present
when you fear you need them most
Sing along and shout, nothing will distract you
when you're stationed at your post
Guardians will blend, and will not reprimand
our feeble wrists until they break
In labeled increments, doses, though unpleasant
gather 'round and swarm the host

So chain yourself, entangled, alone, demure

One: can live amongst the wolves far away from home
Two: snaps like a twig when threatened in a pinch

So chain yourself, entangled, alone
Don't blame yourself, entangled, alone, demure

Consequence abound, facilitating injury
it's chalked along the way
Anniverseries come and go
enlightened by the rush to change your pace

One: can live amongst the wolves far away from home
Two: snaps like a twig when threatened in a pinch

So chain yourself, entangled, alone
Don't blame yourself, entangled, alone
So chain yourself, entangled, alone, demure
Track Name: Reckless
Dream outloud, scream on clouds
Shake it instead, don't make your bed
Pray for rain, keeps me sane
Shake it instead, don't lose your head
Track Name: Hold the Phone
This wooden circle's rearranged/Strange as it seems, stuck in between
Mahogany sounds so insane/What's underneath starts at your feet
So wrap your arms around my waist/What else is left, Where is the rest
Don't hesitate, don't contemplate/All has been said, my head on your chest

So hold the phone, we're coming home
Heavy eyes will sleep tonight
Hold the phone, we're not alone

These speckled colors save the day/We'll make it right, all through the night
Hey forest greet, show me the way/Which way will lead, longing to see
Create a path and follow it down/What else is left, Where is the rest
Let's make a sound, don't mess around/All has been said, my head on your chest

So hold the phone, we're coming home
Heavy eyes will sleep tonight
Hold the phone, we're not
Alone anymore, hold the phone, say no more
Not alone anymore, hold the phone, say no more
Track Name: Whale Song
Oh my god, am I too young to fight?
I think about it all the time
Whenever that whale's on my mind
I think about it once or twice
Little baby inside

Oh my god, we didn't do it right
There was a sacrifice
Pools of intestines and flies
Moves away in the tide
I'm on the other side

There goes that whale again, baby was dead in the sand

Am I too young to fight? I think about it all the time
Track Name: Rounder
Oooh, oooh