Chart-Topping L.A. Indie Grunge Rock Heroes Hobart W Fink Release Blistering “White Christmas” Single; Will Play L.A.’s Church Of Fun on 12/12
Listen to “White Christmas” below
Buy Hobart W Fink’s The Post Hummus EP HERE
“A kick to the gut… sneery… imposing power-crunch guitars.” – Spin Magazine
“Get this EP. These may be the best three songs you hear all year.” – Selective Memory Magazine
(Los Angeles, CA) 2015
The MuseBox today announced the release of “White Christmas,” the blistering and sardonic new single from flippant, disaffected grunge rockers Hobart W Fink. Called “raw and sophisticated” by Moxipop, Hobart W Fink released The Post Hummus EP on November 13. The lead single “Boyfriend” debuted on KROQ Rodney On The Roq and on Buzzbands KCSN. The EP and the single rocketed to #6 in the FMQB Specialty charts. Hobart W Fink’s last album hit the Top 10 on FMQB and KKBB charts, debuting at #174 on CMJ. Two songs were selected for placement in the cult hit Sharknado 2 and its sequel, Three Headed Shark Attack.
According to Gallagher, “White Christmas” is a “forceful, sardonic exploration of a family never happy with what it has.” In a society where race and ownership are particularly touchy subjects, “White Christmas” unwraps scathing social commentary, “no matter what color Christmas you’re dreaming of this year.”
The new EP is a collaboration between Burger Records imprint Wiener Records and L.A. indie label All Scene Eye. Recorded and mixed by Chris Kasych (Wavves, Phantogram, Vampire Weekend) on a vintage ’74 Neve board and mastered by Alex DeYoung (Macy Gray, NOFX, Pennywise), The Post Hummus EP features Desperate Housewivesstar and futures-trader wunderkind Rachel Fox on guest vocals.
With powerful vocal harmonies merging with an eclectic grunge rock soup, lead singer/guitarist Jayk Gallagher blends elements of X, Sonic Youth, and Queens of The Stone Age with such disparate influences as Elliott Smith, Nirvana, and Ben Gibbard.
Hobart W Fink have headlined The House of Blues, The Roxy, and The Viper Room, and have performed at The Echo, The Satellite, and The Bootleg. Fueled by rave reviews in CMJ, Buzzbands L.A., and The Deli Magazine, the band has also performed at a number of festivals, including Echo Park Rising, Venice Music Crawl, and SXSW. Hobart W Fink’s songs have been played on over 100 radio stations across the country, including alternative rock icon KROQ. More information on Hobart W Fink is available on the band’s official website.
“indie punkers Hobart W Fink play 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
“robust … hard-driving indie-rock, spiked with ’90s-style riffage, tempo changes and twining boy/girl vocals” — Buzzbands LA
“How can you not adore … Hobart W Fink” –LA Record
“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