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Taken from the new album ‘Impersonator’ out May 24th on Matador Records VIA Remote Control Records.
Vampire Weekend dropped into Maida Vale Studios to perform a session for Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1.
Playing to a select audience of fans, the band recorded a near hour-long set including several new songs from Modern Vampires Of The City.
The setlist was:
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
You can listen back to the session for the next 7 days on the Radio 1 website, and check out the photos of the band in action below.
At the start of the week WNYC aired an interview between Hollywood actor and radio presenter Alec Baldwin and Atoms For Peace and Radiohead frontman, Thom Yorke.
In their hour-long conversation, Thom talks about his relationship with his bands, politics, stalking Ed Norton and how Atoms For Peace began as: “An excuse to go on a jolly to L.A. and hang out.”
Houndmouth will release their anticipated debut album From Hills Below The City on Friday 31 May via Rough Trade / Remote Control.
Listen to ‘On The Road’, the first single to be taken from the album:
Houndmouth is comprised of four musicians from New Albany, Indiana US, across the river from Louisville – hence From the Hills Below the City. Matt Myers (guitar/vocals), Katie Toupin (keyboard/vocals), Zak Appleby (bass/vocals) and Shane Cody (drums/vocals) spent the past yearbuilding a passionate following in their hometown and touring with the Alabama Shakes, the Lumineers, Grace Potter, and the Drive-By Truckers. “Houndmouth is a great young band,” testifies Patterson Hood of the Truckers. “They ‘brought it’ each and every night. They were extremely popular with our fanbase and our band. I look forward to hearing what they do next”.
The 12 original songs on From The Hills Below the City are packed with tales of down-on-their-luck drug runners, casinos,riverboats, recession-era scraping, and more. All members of Houndmouth sing, “leading with individual character and harmonizing in saloon-choir empathy,” writes Rolling Stone’s David Fricke, and their songs have a loose-limbed swing, anchored by a sturdy rhythm and a cagey melodic sensibility.
Houndmounth’s appearance at SXSW resulted in national coverage on NBC Rock Center, Fuse News, and Rolling Stone.
Watch Houndmouth perform new single ‘On The Road’ for Paste Magazine Riverview Sessions at SXSW 2013 HERE.
From The Hills Below The City Track-listing:
1. On the Road
2. Come On Illinois
4. Casino (Bad Things)
6. Hey Rose
8. Long As You’re Home
9. Houston Train
10. Halfway to Hardinsburg
11. Comin’ Around Again