Husbands Share New Single “Used To Surf,” Announce US Tour

Husbands – the indie-rock meets indie-pop project fronted by Danny Davis – has today released “Used To Surf,” the second single from their forthcoming album Cuatro out October 13th on Thirty Tigers. The single arrives on the heels of a successful tour with Goth Babe and a packed performance at Lollapalooza this past weekend. Husbands also announce their headline tour this fall – full list of dates below. 

Enchanting vocals usher you into “Used To Surf,” an intoxicating surf-rock number from Husbands that showcase the breadth of their style on this refreshing, yet nostalgic, Beach-Boys esque number. Davis was watching the Metallica documentary which sparked the creation of “Used To Surf.” “At some point in the documentary, Kirk talks about how he found surfing, and how it helped him escape the mental tribulation that comes from being Metallica,” shares Davis. “Almost 20 years passed since he made this claim, so I immediately wondered ‘Does Kirk still surf?’ That was the original title and chorus to this song. The song is largely about someone who found a way to peace but lost themselves along the way to the classic American downfall of losing yourself in the rat race. It’s a bit cheeky.” 

Cuatro marks a turning point for Davis. It’s the first LP he’s released without his longtime bandmate, collaborator, and close friend Wil Norton. It’s also an album that Davis made during a time of relative personal stability after quitting his nine-to-five as a software engineer and moving with his wife to Costa Rica. 

Across 11 arena-filling and richly-produced tracks, Cuatro is a document of Davis’ growth as a human being and a testament to finding peace in evolving relationships. Throughout his career, Davis’ songs have tackled the soul-crushing grind of day jobs and his unwavering desire to be a full-time musician. Now that he got his wish and was happily living in Costa Rica to focus solely on music, he needed to reframe his relationship to songwriting. “Before I quit my job, music was an outlet to channel negativity into some sort of release,” says Davis, citing the grind of his one-time software engineering job and growing up in Oklahoma’s bible belt as his reasons to let loose. With one of the major conflicts in his life now resolved, he decided to go back to the basics of why he loved music in the first place by writing universal and inviting songs you could easily grab onto. “I grew up with popular music—it’s what my dad listened to—and I still love it as an art form,” he says. “I just wanted to make an album for people to be able to sing along and feel a connection through it.”

Husbands on Tour

9/23 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre ~

9/26 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre ~

9/28 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre ~

9/29 – Forth Worth, TX – Tannehill Tavern ~

9/30 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre ~

10/7 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

10/22 – Tulsa, OK at Vanguard

10/23 – Ames, IA at M-Shop

10/25 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi

10/26 – Louisville, KY – Zanzibar

10/27 – Columbus, OH – The Basement 

10/28 – Covington, KY – Madison Live

10/29 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway

11/1 – Kansas City, MO – Encore

11/2 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

11/2 – Appleton, WI – Gibsons

11/14 – Chicago, IL – Schubas

11/5 – Detroit, MI – PJ’s Lager House

11/8 – Toronto, ON – Drake Underground

11/9 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place

11/10 – Cambridge, MA – MidEast Upstairs

11/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Zone One

11/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s 

11/14 – Washington, DC – DC9

11/15 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall

11/16 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Black Room

11/17 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre

11/18 – Nashville, TN – Blue Room

11/19 – Atlanta, GA – Purgatory 


Photo Courtesy: Kelsey Davis