Houndmouth

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Houndmouth
OriginNew Albany, Indiana
GenresAlternative country, indie rock, folk rock, Americana
Years active2011–present
LabelsReprise Records
Associated actsRiffraff Revival, The Saint James Hotel
MembersMatt Myers (guitar, vocals), Zak Appleby (bass, vocals), Shane Cody (drums, vocals).
Past membersKatie Toupin (keyboard, vocals)

Houndmouth is an American alternative blues band from New Albany, Indiana, formed in 2011, consisting of Matt Myers (guitar, vocals), Zak Appleby (bass, vocals), and Shane Cody (drums, vocals).[1] According to lead singer Matt Myers at a concert in Little Egypt on October 1, 2016, the band is recording their live audiobook.

Background[edit]

Houndmouth formed in the summer of 2011. After playing locally in Louisville and Indiana,[2] they performed at the SXSW music festival in March 2012 to promote their homemade self-titled EP. Geoff Travis, the head of Rough Trade was in the audience and offered a contract shortly after.[3] In 2012, the band was named "Band Of The Week" by The Guardian.[4]

From the Hills Below the City (2013)[edit]

In 2013 Houndmouth's debut album, From the Hills Below the City, was released by Rough Trade. This led to performances on Letterman,[5] Conan,[6] World Cafe,[7] and several major festivals (ACL, Americana Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Newport Folk Festival). SPIN and Esquire.com named Houndmouth a "must-see" band at Lollapalooza, and Garden & Gun said, "You'd be hard pressed to find a more effortless, well-crafted mix of roots and rock this year than the debut album from this Louisville quartet."[8]

Little Neon Limelight (2015)[edit]

The band's second LP, Little Neon Limelight, was released on March 17, 2015. It includes the single "Sedona". The band performed "Sedona" on the Late Show with David Letterman on March 31, 2015, and at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles was featured on Last Call with Carson Daly on November 18[9] and 27, 2015.

Katie Toupin departure (2016)[edit]

On April 8, 2016, the band announced that Katie Toupin left the band to pursue other opportunities.[10] The keyboard and Toupin's harmony parts have been performed by Caleb Hickman following Toupin's departure. Graeme Gardiner and Drew Miller subsequently joined the band on dual saxophones.

Golden Age (2018)[edit]

On August 3, 2018, Houndmouth released their third album, Golden Age, consisting of 10 songs that clock in at just under 36 minutes.[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[12]
US
Folk

[13]
US
Indie

[14]
US
Rock

[15]
From the Hills Below the City [A] 36
Little Neon Limelight
  • Released: March 16, 2015[18]
  • Label: Rough Trade
118 6 8 15
Golden Age [B]
Good For You
  • Scheduled: November 5, 2021[20]
  • Label: Dualtone
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

  • Houndmouth Live From SXSW 2015 (2015)[21]

EPs[edit]

  • Houndmouth EP (2012)[22]
  • California Voodoo (2018)[23]
  • California Voodoo, Pt. II (2019)[24]

Singles[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
AAA

[25]
US
Alt

[26]
US
Rock

[27]
CAN
Rock

[28]
"Sedona" 2015 1 13 31 29 Little Neon Limelight
"Say It" 13
"This Party"[31] 2018 Golden Age
"Cool Jam" / "Good For You"[32] 2021 Good For You
"Las Vegas" 30
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From the Hills Below the City did not enter the US Billboard 200, but peaked at number five on the Top Heatseekers Albums Chart.[17]
  2. ^ Golden Age did not enter the US Billboard 200, but peaked at number two on the Top Heatseekers Albums Chart.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lindquist, David (June 7, 2016). "Reduced to a Trio, Houndmouth Finds Bigger Sound". Indianapolis Star. Gannett.
  2. ^ "Houndmouth represents Indiana with authentic sound". Indystar.com. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  3. ^ Music Issue 2012: Houndmouth's big break | Louisville's Alt-Weekly | LEO Weekly Archived 2014-05-15 at archive.today
  4. ^ Paul Lester. "New band of the day – No 1,303: Houndmouth | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  5. ^ "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS All Access". Cbs.com. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2014-05-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Houndmouth On World Cafe : World Cafe". Npr.org. 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  8. ^ "Must-Hear Music of 2013 – Garden & Gun". Gardenandgun.com. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  9. ^ "Watch Houndmouth: "Sedona" from Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC.com". NBC. Archived from the original on 2015-12-01. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ Timothy Monger (2018-08-03). "Golden Age - Houndmouth | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  12. ^ "Houndmouth – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  13. ^ "Houndmouth – Chart History: Americana/Folk Albums". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  14. ^ "Houndmouth – Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  15. ^ "Houndmouth – Chart History: Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  16. ^ "From the Hills Below the City - Houndmouth on Apple Music". Apple Music (US). Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  17. ^ a b "Houndmouth – Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  18. ^ "Little Neon Limelight - Houndmouth on Apple Music". Apple Music (US). Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  19. ^ "Golden Age - Houndmouth on Apple Music". Apple Music (US). Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  20. ^ "Good For You - Houndmouth on Apple Music". Apple Music (US). Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  21. ^ "Houndmouth - Spotify Sessions". Spotify. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  22. ^ "Houndmouth - EP by Houndmouth on Apple Music". Apple Music (US). Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  23. ^ "California Voodoo - EP by Houndmouth on Apple Music". Apple Music (US). Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  24. ^ "California Voodoo, Pt. II by Houndmouth on Apple Music". Apple Music (US). Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  25. ^ "Houndmouth – Chart History: Triple A Songs". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  26. ^ "Houndmouth – Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  27. ^ "Houndmouth – Chart History: Hot Rock Songs". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  28. ^ "Houndmouth – Chart History: Canada Rock". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  29. ^ "American certifications – Houndmouth". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  30. ^ "Canadian certifications – Houndmouth". Music Canada. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  31. ^ "This Party - Single by Houndmouth on Apple Music". Apple Music (US). Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  32. ^ "Cool Jam / Good For You - Single by Houndmouth on Apple Music". Apple Music (US). Retrieved August 30, 2021.

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