The Howling Faith is a guitar-driven band that likes to keep things simple: melodic guitars, fiery vocals, more than a passing nod to some of the great "college radio" and alternative guitar bands of the 80's & 90's, with an extra twist of surf/twang thrown in because that's what we like. When asked the eternal question "what do you sound like?", after a pause, some squirming and kicking at the dirt, founding members Laura Ishida and Danny Rodarte usually say with a shrug, "Garage-desert-surf-rock".
We are Los Angeles natives - born and raised - which surely has a huge influence on our musical tastes and weird outlooks in general. Maybe being from L.A. also makes us prone to yearn for the open spaces, letting our music take us there when gridlock is the rule. So ride with us, hop in that old car that's seen better days, roll the windows down, let us drag you through an old warehouse by the L.A. River on our way to the open desert. We'll give you a tightly woven guitar-bass-drums attack, some soaring vocals, distorted guitar hooks, some surfy twang, and just the right dose of reverb to create an L.A.-meets-the-open-spaces sound.
The Howling Faith is Laura Ishida on vocals and bass; Danny Rodarte on guitar and vocals; Jaime Ramirez on drums.