Houndmouth Release Debut S/T EP

For those faithful M&T readers out there you’ll remember when we featured The Lumineers and their self-titled EP last summer. It was a DIY effort, with no frills, no production, just music and lots of emotion. Although it wasn’t the most crisp or refined sound, we all heard something on tracks like “Scotland” and “Submarines” that immediately hit some synapse in our brains that told us– these guys are going to be big. When The Lumineers came through Boston about two months after we featured their EP, they played The Toad. For those of you who are not familiar with The Toad it is a 60 person capacity listening room that never has a cover. Now I’m sure that most of you are familiar with the fact that less than a year later, The Lumineers played to a sold out crowd of 2,500 at House of Blues Boston…not going to say we told you so, but we told you so.

Enter Houndmouth. A friend from Texas tipped us off to this folk-rock quartet after catching them at SXSW this year and told us we had to check them out. Needless to say we were captivated from the start, and we couldn’t help but think of The Lumineers when we found ourselves singing along to the catchy hooks we found in Houndmouth tunes like “Penitentiary” and “Houston Train.” When we found out Houndmouth would be performing at this year’s Forecastle Festival, it was the icing on the cake. Their performance didn’t draw the largest crowd, but the people who were there knew they were seeing something special (check out the video we caught of “Penitentiary”).

Houndmouth released their debut self-titled EP this month and will be coming through Boston in a few weeks to open for Dry The River at Brighton Music Hall. We’ll tell you now that you won’t want to miss this show, because the next time they come through town you might find yourself battling with everyone and their sister to get tickets to catch them at the House of Blues before it sells out.

Posted on by Eric in Album Review, Concert Preview, M&T Favorites

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