Houndmouth performed live on The David Letterman Show this week. Check out their killer performance of single ‘Ludlow’ below.
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
Download ‘Penitentiary’ here.
Houndmouth’s debut, self-titled EP will be released August 24 via Rough Trade/Remote Control.
Houndmouth are young four-piece Matt Myers (guitar/vocals), Katie Toupin (keyboard/vocals), Zak Appleby (bass/vocals) and Shane Cody (drums/vocals) from Louisville, Kentucky. The EP was recorded in their self-built studio in Kentucky.
2. Houston Train
4. The Big Oil Spill
Watch the band performing ‘Krampus’ below
On why they chose the name Houndmouth, Myers states:
“We record at nighttime to get rid of all the noise during the day like sirens and car honks, but there are always these two dogs that the neighbors have that bark all night. We recorded a bunch of tracks and finally get one that we liked, but when we played it back Shane said, “It’s not gonna work, there’s too much houndmouth on this!” He was clearly drunk because no one would say “houndmouth.” Ever. Still, the rest of the group (sobriety aside) decided that they liked the unique charm of the name.”
Click here to download the track ‘Penitentiary’.