Did you catch Houndmouth's Lollapalooza set yesterday or opening for Heartless Bastards at another fav of ours... City Winery last night! Put them on your must see list. You can still catch Heartless Bastards TODAY at Lollapalooza
After Houndmouth's debut album dropped last month, the band several people have called "the Alabama Shakes of 2013" has been one of the busiest of the summer with two late night TV appearances on Conan and Letterman and nonstop touring and festivals. By Lolla, the quartet will have already hit Bonnaroo, Newport Folk, High Sierra, and their hometown Forecastle, where they were upgraded to the main stage at the last minute due to demand.
Rolling Stone has called them "earthy melancholy with a rude garage rock streak" and American Songwriter writes that their guitar "blows gates open at a full speed gallop." ChiIL Live Shows will have a full album review up shortly.
Watch their Letterman performance of "Ludlow" (and see how they tweaked Dave on-air!): http://youtu.be/Q_eEx3N5Le0
This past weekend, Houndmouth made their Newport Folk Festival debut to glowing reviews. Rolling Stone called their Dylan cover with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes a "highlight" of the weekend, Billboard said they "proved their mettle," and Paste called them the #2 Band to Watch.
Festival booker Jay Sweet pegged them as the next Newport breakout on NPR All Songs Considered, saying they "are just going to grow and follow that Avett Brothers kind of path." And during the NPR Music broadcast of their set, WFUV host Alisa Ali said "Even though they just released their debut album, they are so well seasoned, like good curly fries" and Ann Powers tweeted a Vine of them "rockin it": https://vine.co/v/hAg7qLTHilE
Next up for Houndmouth: Outside Lands, Austin City Limits, and a headlining fall tour (details coming soon).