Houndmouth Unveil Sophomore LP, Premiere New Video
Published Jan 20, 2015Houndmouth got a fair amount traction with their debut album, 2013's From the Hills Below the City, which earned them major festival gigs and late-night television appearances. Now, the Indiana roots rockers are hoping to find similar success with the follow-up, as Little Neon Limelight will be out on March 17 on Rough Trade.
From the sound of things, the Dave Cobb-produced album isn't too radical of a departure for the group, since a press release promises more of their "signature four-part harmonies" plus the "gritty foot-stomping rock swagger of their live shows."
That being said, frontman Matt Myers has apparently undergone a lot of personal growth since the debut, and he said of the new record, "The inspiration falls close to the struggle of figuring out exactly what it means to be a man, let alone an artist."
The arrangements reportedly range from acoustic numbers to "need-in-the-red" garage rock.
The tracklist is below. Scroll past that (plus Houndmouth's U.S. tour schedule) to watch a music video for the atmospherically swimming alt-country number "Sedona." The acoustic folk ballad "For No One" is also below.
The album can be pre-ordered from Rough Trade's webstore.
Little Neon Limelight:
3. 15 Years
4. For No One
5. Black Gold
6. Honey Slider
7. My Cousin Greg
9. By God
10. Say It
02/19 Champaign, IL - Highdive *
02/20 Madison, WI - High Noon *
02/21 Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club *
02/23 Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose *
02/24 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room *
02/26 Boulder, CO - Fox Theater *
02/27 Aspen, CO - Belly Up *
02/28 Denver, CO - Bluebird *
03/02 Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck *
03/03 Columbia, MO - Mojo's *
03/05 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird *
03/06 Knoxville, TN - Bijou *
03/07 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
03/08 Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley *
03/17-22 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/26 Louisville, KY - The Brown Theatre
03/27 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
03/28 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
04/01 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
04/03 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
04/04 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04/26 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04/29 Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theatre
04/30 Chapel Hill, NC, Cat's Cradle
05/02 Charleston, SC - Southern Living Insider's Weekend
05/08 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
05/09 Columbus. OH - Newport Music Hall
05/15-17 Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Festival
06/11-14 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
* with Twin Limb