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September 22, 2017


LISTEN & SHARE: Haggarty

“Covey has fashioned itself into one of the more intriguing indie folk rock projects of the past few years, earning the acclaim of hundreds of thousands of listeners.”
-The 405

“It’s a sailboat riding uncharted waves of layered strings, carrying itself with moody grace and the wisdom of a weathered pilot.”
-All Things Go

“There’s something wonderfully satiating about the way the guitar tones compliment each other — satisfying melodic intricacies entering and exiting at the right moments. ”
– The Wild Honey Pie

Today, Boston-based folk rock project Covey releases their debut LP, Haggarty. Ahead of its release the project exclusively streamed through The 405 who stated, “From album opener ‘////’ through closer ‘In Or Out,’ Freeman proves that he possesses a near-supernatural talent for writing compelling, honest and moving songs. This is a talent that should not be taken lightly. What we have here is a genuine talent, one who deserves all the attention he is receiving and then some. The record’s sincere passion likely isn’t hurt that Haggarty is a very personal project for Freeman.”

With only a couple singles out and no major label support, Covey has amassed over 110,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, and single “Comes And Goes,” currently stands at over 2 million plays. Since relocating to the United States for school in 2010, Covey has managed to connect with listeners across the world through soul-baring lyrics and raw vocals.

The Wild Honey Pie premiered Covey’s lead single “Same White Shoes” stating, “While the song’s tone suggests remorse, the chorus’ la la las manage to make light of the heavy situation.” The track comes off the forthcoming release Haggarty. Covey is fronted by British multi-intrumentalist and vocalist, Tom Freeman. The album maintains Covey’s signature folk sound, with a punk pop influences and indie rock flare. The 10-track LP deals with themes of isolation, nostalgia, and navigating through distance and disarray. Haggarty draws similarities from Covey’s previous releases, like “Bows” and “Daisies,” with a more evolved sound. It features performances by Guillermo Goldschmied on bass, Adam Marks on keys, and Dillon Rovere on drums. The album was mixed and mastered by Alex Garcia-Rivera and recorded at Mystic Valley Recording, an all analog studio in Medford, MA. The record is available in CD, Vinyl, and limited Cassettes (which were put together personally by Tom), and will be distributed digitally by Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes, and Google Play.

Covey was born out of inspiration from bands like Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smiths, and Nick Drake. Since relocating to the United States for school in 2010, Covey has managed to connect with listeners across the world through soul-baring lyrics and raw vocals. A songwriter for 9 years, frontman Tom Freeman has lived in many places throughout his life including England, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. Moving from place to place caused him to explore a wide breadth of cultures and influenced him artistically. Covey has opened for national touring artists like Hozier, The Last Bison, High As A Kite, Gabriel Kahane, Vagabon and Soak. In support of Haggarty‘s release, Covey plans to make tour stops along the East Coast.