As an artist, Drenik’s music has been critically acclaimed by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Magnet Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine, Metal Hammer, Paste Magazine, Consequence of Sound and many others. He’s toured the world, having shared stages with the likes of Metric, Arctic Monkeys, Veruca Salt, The Toadies, Blue Cheer, DMBQ, Monster Magnet and many others. His music has been featured in films, television and commercials, most notably FX’s Sons of Anarchy (where he was a contributing composer) as well as an appearance (Metal Heavy Lady) on Guitar Hero 3. His version of Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My” for SOA has over 25 million YouTube spins.
As a producer, the bands he’s worked with have been featured and premiered in Nylon, Rolling Stone, Magnet Magazine, Consequence of Sound, NPR (OPB Music), Paste, Flood Magazine, Magnet and others.
A recent addition to the Get Loud family, Howard has been crafting records since the early 2000s as a member of The Rosebuds, Gayngs, Young Sean Young, the Flute Flies and under his own name and alter ego Howard Ivans. Don’t be fooled by his laid back personality and southern drawl. Whether being featured alongside Justin Vernon, in the studio writing for Kanye West, singing alongside Robin Thicke, or as the main voice in Outputs forward thinking new vocal engine Exhale, he brings a focus towards songwriting and melody to every project he’s involved in. Originally from North Carolina, he’s performed shows from Russia to the old Portland haunt Berbati’s Pan, Howard brings a joy of collaboration to every session. “We can talk about gear and twist knobs all day, or we can make a record! It doesn’t matter how you record it, just get it down and remember the song is the King”
As an artist, Pitchfork said “he exuded quality, his song Red Face Boy, which Spin called an art funk masterpiece was picked by the Guardian UK’s as song of the week along with his nemesis Drake. His catalogue has been streamed over a million times on Spotify.