Hod and the Helpers
Self Titled

 

DATA


Label
Self Released
Format

CD/Digital
Release Date
April 17 2017
Territories
US & UK

TRACKLISTING


1. Efforts Towards The War
2. Don’t Sign Anything
3. Learn To Relax
4. He Was Right
5. Resign
6. Vinegarized Eagle
7. Franklin Street
8. So Many Questions
9. Warm Place
10. Spite
11. Call Mommy
12. White Clutter

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ABOUT THE RELEASE


Hod and the Helpers are the Santa Cruz, CA alt-folk outlet of singer/songwriter Hod Hulphers. Their lovely, 1970s-sounding songs – owing as much to the intimacy of Will Oldham as Randy Newman’s smart-ass character studies – ask the listener to pay attention to their simplest activities, relishing their chores as if they are free time. There’s an empathetic pathos to their music, a self-conscious bitterness rare in modern songwriting.

Hod and the Helpers began in 2013, when pianist AJ Marquez approached Hulphers about working together. From there, the group continued to expand beyond Hulphers’ erstwhile solo project And Hod, featuring the talents of the Helpers – AJ Marquez, Dan Potthast, Greg Braithwaite, and Jeff Stultz.

This synergy, involving players from both coasts behind Hulphers’ sterling songcraft, has vaulted the band past their humble beginnings, landing them opening spots for The Cairo Gang, Tyler Ramsey (Band of Horses), Ian Svenonious (Nation of Ulysses) and many more. Kyle Field (Little Wings/Rodriguez) might say it best… “Hod’s bizarre and hilarious take on things makes me LOL, no joke. A figurative descendant of Tiny Tim, who lays himself and his pride on the line so you can finally feel free. Let go, you dummy!

Hod and the Helpers’ amazing new self-titled album will be released in late 2017, followed by performances throughout California, to be announced.

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