HOUNDMOUTH RETURN WITH FIRST NEW MUSIC SINCE 2019
DEBUT RELEASES WITH DUALTONE RECORDS ARRIVE AHEAD OF FIRST POST-LOCKDOWN TOUR
Toronto, ON – July 14, 2021 – Today Houndmouth returns with their first new music since 2019, sharing two new, original songs, Good For You, and Cool Jam. These tracks, recorded with Brad Cook (Waxahatchee, Hiss Golden Messenger) and mixed by Jon Ashley (The War On Drugs, B.J. Barham), find the Indiana-bred, gold-selling band — vocalist/guitarist Matthew Myers, drummer/vocalist, Shane Cody, and bassist/vocalist, Zak Appleby — making their debut for Dualtone Records.
Good For You sets an opulent, anachronistic scene for a narrator down on their luck. “Chartreuse and chandeliers / fancy that, seeing you out here,” sings Matthew Myers as he depicts a moment of romantic reckoning (“had a drink and an episode”) set in the shadow of Kentucky Derby pageantry. The band’s harmonies imbue the languid breakup song with a weary optimism, as Myers mutters, “What a night, what a night.” Listen here.
Meanwhile, Cool Jam eulogizes a doomed romance with a surrealist touch, setting the mundane against a backdrop of faded dignity. Bad breaks arrive in a limousine and Cinderella rubs elbows with degenerates selling loosies outside the Kum & Go, all as the band conveys the slow realization that the magic is gone atop a bed of celestial organs. Listen to Cool Jam here.
And watch a live performance of Good For You from the band’s Green House headquarters in Indiana. The Green House is a 19th-century shotgun-style house decked out in gold wallpaper and crystal chandeliers that used to belong to Cody’s grandparents, as evidenced by the stairlift Myers rides into frame at the top of this performance. Watch the video here.
Known for their “shaggy, swinging, big-screen storytelling” (NPR), Houndmouth has received praise from USA Today, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, NME, Relix and many more. They’ve performed at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and SXSW as well as on CBS This Morning Saturday, Conan, Letterman and more. They are currently gearing up for their first post-pandemic tour dates, including Webster Hall in NYC, DC’s Lincoln Theater, and two nights at Thalia Hall in Chicago. See full dates below.
July 14 - Louisville, KY - 91.9 WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday
August 14 - New Braunfels, TX - Sendero x Lone Star Rodeo 2021
August 20 - Chillicothe, IL - Summer Camp Music Festival 2021
September 16 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric Oxford
September 17 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
September 18 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
September 19 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
September 21 - Virginia Beach, VA - Elevation 27
September 22 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
September 23 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
September 24 - Lexington, KY - The Burl
September 25 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival
November 12 - Detroit, MI - El Club
November 13 - Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
November 14 - Woodstock, NY - Levon Helm Studios
November 16 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
November 17 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
November 19 - Washington DC - Lincoln Theater
November 20 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
November 21 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
November 23 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theater
November 26 -Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
November 27 -Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
December 10 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
December 11 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s
December 12 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
December 14 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
December 16 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
December 17 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
December 18 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall