The songs on The Rubble came to life in the middle of the pandemic while Tim took advantage of the time at home to record demos on Garage Band without any expectations. He penned tunes straight from the heart in search of a classic sound and inspired by some of his personal favorites including: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Jeff Lynne, Traveling Wilburys, and Elliott Smith. Looking for a local collaborator during quarantine, he teamed up with Black Pumas guitarist and producer Adrian Quesada. They bonded over the direction and seventies-style musicianship and recorded a handful of tracks together. Tim personally handled guitar, bass, and some keys, and he eventually finished the EP with producer Sam Kearney before Jim Eno of Spoon handled mixing.
“Timothy Howls is the best version of myself,” says Tim Lopez. “The etymology of ‘Lopez’ is Latin for ‘Wolf’. That’s where Howls came from. This moniker has no expectations. This is a chance for me to get on stage, embody a new persona, and say, ‘screw it’.”
In the end, Timothy Howls empowers Tim Lopez to shine like never before.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
3TEN Austin City Limits Live, 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd, Ste 1A, Austin, United States