Johnny Nasty Boots Releases “Howlin’ and Dying” Gearing Up for his U.S. Debut EP

Los Angeles, CA (Thursday, June 27th) – Following the success of his most recent release, “Soho” on April 19th, Johnny Nasty Boots releases “Howlin’ and Dying” out today, in preparation for his heavily anticipated full-length EP this fall. Known for his infectious, high-energy rock, Johnny Nasty Boots brings listeners a journey through many realms of rock and roll with this track, from his classic influences to a more experimental side – “Howlin’ and Dying” promises to have something for all lovers of rock. Listen to the new single here: 

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Prior to this single, and the creation of the EP, Johnny’s music was primarily promoted in Mexico, so this release, along with “Soho”, promises to create a strong splash in the American market, and serve as his U.S./American music debut. The EP in total will include five standout tracks that promise to knock your boots off. The music video for “Howlin’ and Dying” is set to be released in July, and the full EP will be released in its entirety tentatively in September.

“Howlin’ and Dying” tunes into both a variety of classic influences & Johnny’s experimental side. Lyrics like “I’m howlin’ and dying, you got me on my knees, I’m howlin’ and dying, you wanna make me bleed,” demonstrate Johnny’s innate ability to convey powerful human emotion, while slamming guitar and unique powerhouse vocals showcase his influences all the way from Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Jimi Hendrix, and more. 

At its core, Howlin’ and Dying is about a woman. Digging deeper, that woman is the classic femme fatale —charming, but absolutely evil. If you want to get to know her, you know there’s no easy way you’ll come out of it clean. Even though you know there will be consequences, you find her still harder and harder to resist.

With Johnny on vocals, guitar, bass, percussion and in charge of the production for both this song and the EP as a whole, he teamed up with Grammy winner Mark Rains (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Tanya Tucker, Marilyn Manson) on engineering and recording the release, as well as Alain Johannes on mixing (Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell, Arctic Monkeys), and Jeremy Lubsey handling mastering in Vlado Meller’s studio.

Described by the press and fans as “proof that rock and roll isn’t dead”, Johnny Nasty Boots curates high-powered, energetic, and punchy, heavy jams in his live shows making each set a unique, captivating experience. 

“One of the most exciting new acts in rock music.” -The Source

“On the cusp of rock stardom” -Earmilk

“Johnny Nasty Boosts aims to reaffirm their position as trailblazers in the rock genre and continue a string of impressive accolades which included a #1 radio hit in “Deadline” and an international ad placement &; sponsorship for Vans with the song “I’m Cursed.” -Muzique Magazine

“Johnny Nasty Boots is a modern interpretation of the rock, blues, and psychedelic sounds that defined the 60s and 70s, going to the real roots of the rock we enjoy today and finding that core, that energy, and adapting it into something fresh. Some fuzz, a little stoner, a dose of classic rock, and completely honest.” -Johnny Nasty Boots

“​​The thing that got me where I am today, more than anything else, has honestly been my love for music. Without the love and passion for what I do, there is no way I would have kept pushing through the challenge of being a musician.” -Johnny Nasty Boots

“I want people to hear Johnny Nasty Boots more than to know, but if I have to put in words one thing to know [about me], I want the world to know that rock and roll is not dead!” -Johnny Nasty Boots

“I don’t think rock and roll is dead, but if it ever is, my party is at the graveyard.” -Johnny Nasty Boots

Upcoming shows for Johnny include July 6th at the Viper Room (w/ Dirty Mondays), July 18th at the Whisky a Go Go as direct support for Gilby Clarke, August 11th at the Redwood Bar, September 6th at the Whisky a Go Go, as direct support of Blues Vultures feat. Ronny Younkins of KIX. Johnny Nasty Boots will also be on tour from September 7th to October 31st across the U.S.!

About Johnny Nasty Boots

Hailing from the heart of Mexico City, Johnny Nasty Boots is a Guitarist, singer, composer, and producer who resides in Los Angeles. Johnny brings the roots of the psychedelic and blues sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s to the present day, creating an exciting, energetic and modern sound that resulted in his single Deadline becoming Reactor 105.7 FM’s (Mexico City’s #1 rock station) song of the year.

His debut album was recorded at Sonic Ranch (Texas), produced by Grammy winner Yunuen Viveros and mastered at Vlado Meller by Jeremy Lubsey.

With 6 singles from their debut and a live album “Hollywood Affair / Live At The Whisky A Go Go” that was recorded at the iconic venue during their 2019 tour, Johnny Nasty Boots is well-known in the underground LA and Mexican Rock scene.

After moving to LA in 2022, he’s gearing up to release his heavily anticipated EP with several singles throughout the summer.

Coming from an artistic family, Johnny’s father (Jorge Herrera) is a painter known for his abstract work featured at Monica Patiños restaurants and many other galleries.

Johnny’s influence and artistry is truly multicultural— born and raised in Mexico, he has lived in Los Angeles for the past 2 years, and a lot of the bands and people that inspired his sound are from the UK. In the age of the internet and social media such as TikTok, Johnny shares that he values face-to-face interaction with his fans, and wants to tour and play live as often as he can to build relationships with the people he loves so that they can listen to his creation, and share that experience live. 

As a solo artist, Johnny also strives to stand for all the musicians in Mexico and prove that Mexico has a lot of talent to show to the world. 

“It’s always sad to me that the only well-known Mexican guitar player is Carlos Santana, I want to break that breach and help to build a bridge.” -Johnny Nasty Boots

His 2017 single, “I’m Cursed” led him to receive a Vans sponsorship and a sync placement on their international ad campaign. 

Big things are coming for Johnny – this is only the start!

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