Howard is from Omaha, Nebraska. Howard is a three-piece indie rock group whose noted influences include Beach House, Animal Collective, Beach Fossils, Department of Eagles, Ducktails, Grizzly Bear, Feist, and Evenings. Member of the band include Annamarie McClellan (vocals, keyboard/organ), Corey McDaniel (guitar, vocals), and Neil Liang (drums, vocals). They released a digital album titled St via bandcamp on September 27, 2011. Howard is also the name of an Australian electronic artist.