Houndmouth

In late 2011, Matt Myers, Zak Appleby, and Shane Cody started playing music together in a historic home in New Albany, Indiana dubbed “The Green House.” Its rooms were adorned with relics from times past, so it was no surprise that songs such as “Penitentiary” bounced off the walls. Nostalgic sounds from their first album seemed to serve as a welcome escape for listeners from the relentless demands of the digital age. But if you asked any one of the guys, they were ‘just having fun.’

Houndmouth signed with legendary indie label Rough Trade Records in 2012. From The Hills Below The City landed them on several world-famous platforms such as fellow lovable Hoosier, David Letterman’s stage. When vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Matt Myers first spoke with big-name producer Dave Cobb prior to working together on their sophomore LP Little Neon Limelight, the two laughingly agreed to “not make another fucking boring Americana record.” A natural-sounding album captured in a familiar fashion came together, except this time with a #1 adult alternative radio single in “Sedona.”

“I never once thought of us as an Americana band,” says drummer Shane Cody. “The four of us were just a rock band, but some of us had Southern accents,” he laughs. Cue Golden Age, the third album featuring some of the band’s most innovative and experimental songs yet. Coining the term “retro future”, Houndmouth combined creative songwriting with avant-garde instrumentation like the synthesized roar of an actual black jaguar on the track “Black Jaguar”.

The band finds themselves recording and also touring their upcoming untitled fourth album expected to release in 2021. From their humble start, genre-defining hits, and experimentation, Houndmouth has and continues to make their impactful felt with the unique take on storytelling through music.

Past Shows


Jan
25
th
2022
Fine Line
Jan
25
th
2022
Fine Line

Houndmouth

with Buffalo Nichols
Oct
30
th
2020
Livestream
Oct
30
th
2020
Livestream

Houndmouth

HOOSIER HALLOWEEN LIVESTREAM
Apr
17
th
2018
Mainroom
Apr
17
th
2018
Mainroom

Houndmouth

with Frederick the Younger
Sep
17
th
2016
Historic Hall’s Island
Sep
17
th
2016
Historic Hall’s Island

Trampled by Turtles

with The Arcs, Andrew Bird, Jake Bugg and more!
Oct
31
st
2015
Fine Line
Oct
31
st
2015
Fine Line

Houndmouth

with Cicada Rhythm
Feb
21
st
2015
Turf Club
Feb
21
st
2015
Turf Club

Houndmouth

with Twin Limb
Oct
18
th
2013
7th St Entry
Oct
18
th
2013
7th St Entry

Houndmouth

with Andrew Combs
Sep
29
th
2012
Triple Rock Social Club
Sep
29
th
2012
Triple Rock Social Club

Dry the River

with Houndmouth

More Shows

Apr
7
th
First Avenue

Clutch

with EyeHateGod and Tigercub
Mar
16
th
Fine Line

Thao

with Becca Mancari and Why Bonnie
May
28
th
Palace Theatre

Bastille

Feb
23
rd
7th St Entry

Surfbort

with Pussy Gillette and Mz Neon