Howard Ivans, the lead singer of the Rosebuds and Gayngs is stepping out to do the solo thing with the release of the Red Face Boy/Pillows 7 inch which Spacebomb Records will release on November 19th. And interestingly, the single is a complete and radical change sonically asIvans takes up some sexy, funky soul complete with Quincy Jones-like production — we’re talking about slick horn lines, strings and an insanely sinuous bass line. 

A remix of the song was recently released and there are subtle but noticeable differences between the original and the remix – in particular, the blasts of horns and strings have been removed and there’s an added emphasis on that sinuous bass line, and percussion. 

Howard Ivans will be on tour during December, and it’ll include a December 5th stop at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.