Canadian singer/songwriter Howie Beck takes on pop music that amounts a melancholy undertow using the shiny buoyancy of beautifully crafted melodies, and the effect has produced him a global phenomenon almost regardless of himself. Toronto-based Beck produced his first recording in 1997; the home-recorded and self-released Pop and Crash was mainly produced while Beck was trapped inside your home getting over an instance of mononucleosis. While Pop and Crash missed a lot of an market, its reception prompted Beck to try once again, and his second record, another homemade work entitled Hollow, fared considerably better. Like Pop and Crash, 1999’s Hollow premiered through Beck’s very own 13 Clouds imprint, but a small number of good testimonials and enthusiastic person to person brought the record to the interest of a British isles indie label, Easy! Tiger Information, and their 2001 reissue from the record became a humble strike in the U.K., and helped pass on his name in Canada and america. Shortly Beck was writing concert levels with famous brands Aimee Mann, Interpol, Stereophonics, and Josh Rouse, and his music were certified for make use of on such Television shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Felicity. Nevertheless, the occasions of Sept 11, 2001, threw Beck right into a deep despair, so when Easy! Tiger went of business, Beck’s profession went into natural. Beck produced guest performances on albums by Hayden and Sarah Harmer, nonetheless it wasn’t until 2004 that his following record, simply known as Howie Beck as soon as again recorded in the home (though its lush audio would cause you to imagine usually), finally made an appearance. Howie Beck premiered in Canada through 13 Clouds, and in 2006 Ever Information struck a cope with Beck and reissued the record in america and Europe.