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Houndmouth	- Little Neon Limelight

For their followup to their promising 2013 debut From the Hills Below the City, Houndmouth proved that when a young band is prepping their highly anticipated, often-maligned second album, there’s no need to overthink it. Sometimes it’s best to just make a better version of your debut, and Little Neon Limelight is just that: a more tightly-composed, fully-rendered update on the joyfully sloppy Americana bar band feel of the band’s debut. The songs on Limelight are sturdy, expertly-crafted three minute folk-pop tunes featuring tall-tale characters like Jenny Gasoline and Shotgun Alynda. The band’s ragged four-piece harmonies are the main draw throughout, turning just about anything—a tribute to Otis Redding, an offhand ode to marijuana—into a heartfelt campfire sing-along. The band also displays its versatility on darker, stripped-down songs like “For No One” and “Gasoline.” There’s no question this exciting young band will need to stretch its comfort zone at some point down the road, but with Little Neon Limelight they made the perfect decision: sticking to what they do best.


Houndmouth,and their song which is a tribute to the city of Sedona, when it was known as ‘Arizona’s Little Hollywood’ and home to three decades of A-list movie making, before it all headed west (Hey little Hollywood/You’re gone but you’re not forgotten). The band’s four-part harmonies peppered throughout gives this bit of classic Americana an extra layer.

Sedona was released as a special single Format: 7″ Vinyl via the Label: Rough Trade for 
RSD Exclusive Release,  
Houndmouth’s hit single “Sedona” is now available for Black Friday on a limited-edition 7” single picture disc. One side depicts the now-iconic photo of the Kentuckiana foursome from the Little Neon Limelight album cover, and one side their colorful neon mountains Houndmouth logo.The B-side cover of “Runaround Sue” was recorded live at KEXP in Seattle.

Track List
“Sedona”/”Runaround Sue”

Indiana alt-rockers Houndmouth released their sophomore record, “Little Neon Limelight”. It was released on March 17th via Rough Trade Records and was recorded in Nashville with producer Dave Cobb. It’s the follow-up to their impressive debut album “From the Hills Below the City”, which was released in 2013.

The 11 new, original songs on ‘Little Neon Limelight’ are the band’s best to date, blending their signature four-part harmonies with the gritty foot-stomping rock swagger of their live shows and a loose confidence in the studio. “I’ve grown up a lot since our first record,” reflects frontman Matt Myers (guitar / vocals), adding, “the inspiration falls close to the struggle of figuring out exactly what it means to be a man, let alone an artist.”

Highlights of ‘Little Neon Limelight’ include the live fan-favorites “By God,” “My Cousin Greg,” and “Say It,” and the acoustic track “For No One,” which recently premiered on NPR Music, and is unlike anything else Houndmouth have ever recorded. Ann Powers called “For No One” an “epic ballad, stuffed full of vivid imagery.” On “Gasoline,” Katie Toupin (keyboard / vocals) barbs the confessions of a perennial party girl with the specter of mortality (“Maybe I’ll meet my maker on a bedroom floor”). Shane Cody (drums / vocals) leads vocals on the album’s heartbreaker, “Honey Slider,” and the group embraces their garage-rock influences on the thrilling, needle-in-the-red cut, “15 Years,” which finds Zak Appleby singing one of the album’s most infectious refrains (“15 Years on the county line / Enough to make a man nearly lose his mind.”)

Today’s announcement also included the release of the music video for first single “Sedona.” The video is wonderfully directed by Naomi Yang, and features the gang hanging out at a scenic hotel in Southern California, and rocking out in some red neon lights.

“Sedona” itself is a song rooted in classic Americana rockers, taking it’s time to build itself up, only to deliver one of the hardest rocking moments of the bands short career. It’s an impressive return, a confident reminder of why I fell in love with these guys in the first place.

From the new album “Little Neon Limelight” out March 16/17th, This is a busy week for the members of the Louisville, Kentucky–based band Houndmouth. The quartet kicks off their North American tour , tonight, before swinging South next month, hitting several prominent festivals including Texas’s SXSW, Alabama’s Hangout, and Tennessee’s Bonnaroo before wrapping up back in Kentucky at the Forecastle Festival in July.

The band is also gearing up for the release of its sophomore album, Little Neon Limelight (out March 17th), featuring the track “Otis,”  written by keyboardist/vocalist Katie Toupin, it’s a tribute to, yes, that Otis, the late Georgia soul singer Otis Redding. Toupin’s serenade is accompanied by the band’s signature four-part harmony. Toupin wrote the song’s chorus first, and it was only when she began working on the verses that she realized her love for Redding was complicated. “When you truly love a voice,” she says, “you feel like you get it in a way that other people don’t.

Houndmouth, From the new album “Little Neon Limelight” due out March 16/17th 2015,

The record comes out March 17th, 2015 via Rough Trade Records. We recorded with our great friend, Dave Cobb, down in Nashville. Thank you to everyone for your support over the last couple years, and we can’t wait to share new music with you, including our new single “Sedona”! We’ve also got new tour dates.


Houndmouth an is an alternative country band formed in 2011 from New Albany, Indiana consisting of Matt Myers, Katie Toupin , Zak Appleby, and Shane Cody. album available on Rough Trade Records excellent last Album: From the Hills Below the City



Houndmouth released their comeback song ‘For No One,’ the first preview of their new album set for release next yearthrough Rough Trade Records.The Indiana four-piece features frontman Matt Myers playing a striking solo on acoustic guitar and is the first release since the release of their 2013 excellent debut album “From The Hills Below The City “.Having performed on a plethora of US TV shows likethe Letterman Show, Conan, and CBS This Morning, the band also spent the summer playing a series of festivals.