JOHN HOVORKA AND THE DAWN OF MECHANIZED FARMING

On-Line Press Kit


John, Colin, Marc


 

MUSIC

Here are some NEW MP3s of JOHN HOVORKA AND THE DAWN OF MECHANIZED FARMING.

Bridgeport Lathe

Greenland

The Red Trucks

Highway 51



BIO:

JOHN HOVORKA (vocals/guitar)

After playing in a wide variety of bands from the mid-60's through the late-70's, John Hovorka had gathered up enough original songs to start The 2x4's, "a hard driving blue collar new wave band", who still get airplay on college stations, to this day. After that there was Noise Pencil, whose lofty ambitions led them to entertain at many all night loft parties. Then finally the Turbines went nationwide, casting a rock and roll form of "Hovorka-ism" all over the place. But John thinks that New York City really has it all. For one thing, Hovorka, his most prolific band, was a result of that. So were a lot of solo shows, mostly in the New York City area. But now, JOHN HOVORKA AND THE DAWN OF MECHANIZED FARMING.



MARC BENDIAN (guitar/bass guitar/backing vocals)

Marc has also played bass with PROVAN, a 4-piece rock 'n' roll band from Brooklyn NY, as well as guitar for Philadelphia's THOUSAND YEAR EGG, bass with Philly alt-country favorites WOBBLY,and guitar with power-pop stalwarts BUZZ ZEEMER. He started off trying to be the Mick Taylor of Brunswick, NJ. Currently, he hopes he's the Bruce Bennett of John Hovorka's group.


COLIN DEVINE (drums/backing vocals)

Colin has played drums with a number of New York bands, including PROVAN, a 4-piece rock 'n' roll band from Brooklyn NY, THE HUNTING PARTY and THE CONFORMISTS, a band once derided by They Might Be Giants fans after a Bowery Ballroom gig as "looking like models" and "rocking a little too hard".



PRESS:

"Hovorka's songs are raw, grinding affairs that stick to the basics and aren't afraid to say what's on their mind.
- Polly Campbell, The Boston Phoenix

"John's work spans nearly four decades now, but still manages to sound as fresh and contemporary as anything out there. He's a pioneer of lyrical comment on the industrial age, and a kick-ass writer of songs about the sometimes-scary, often hairy lives of denizens of dangerous places along the highway."
- Joe Harvard, Boston Rock Story Book www.rockinboston.com and author of "The Velvet Underground And Nico", Continuum Books.

" John Hovorka is above all, a fan of the industrial age. Through sepia toned glasses he looks back to the days of behemoth ironworks manned by working stiff salts of the earth. Musically Noise Pencil were more arty/experimental, 2x4's were simpler, Turbines were ballsy wall-of-guitar rock. Lyrically all bore John's own Americana-before-Americana-was-called-Americana stamp."
- Carmelita, WAAF-FM


For a hard copy of this press kit with the above music on a CD, contact John Hovorka at hovorka1@netzero.com or at 646-342-7848.



John, Marc, Colin