Houndmouth Headline a Terrific Lineup at Terminal 5 on Saturday

April 21st, 2016

Matt Myers (vocals and guitar), Zak Appleby (vocals and bass), Shane Cody (vocals and drums) and Katie Toupin (vocals and keys) formed the folk-rock-Americana quartet Houndmouth in the Louisville, Ky., suburb New Albany, Ind. Their first LP, From the Hills Below the City (stream it below), arrived in 2013. “Simple pleasures abound on the debut album from Indiana quartet Houndmouth: pure, true harmonies, precise playing, familiar themes about being lost and losing in America,” according to the Guardian. “Even the recording is lovely.” While out on the road, the band picked up new fans each night on tour thanks to their upbeat live shows filled with shared vocals and instrument swapping. Houndmouth (above, performing “Darlin’” live in studio for KEXP FM) returned last year with their sophomore release, Little Neon Limelight (stream it below). Per NPR Music: “Quite a bit of Houndmouth’s reputation has been built on exuberant live shows and the Greek chorus effect of all four voices joining in hale and hearty harmony during nearly every refrain. They tap those sensibilities in even more vital ways on Little Neon Limelight, with a youthful devotion to shaggy, swinging, big-screen storytelling that distinguishes their work from many of their more confessional, serious-minded peers.” With Toupin’s recent departure, they’ve added Caleb Hickman (keys), Drew Miller (horns) and Graeme Gardiner (horns)—and that six-piece is coming our way, on Saturday at Terminal 5, with two excellent singer-songwriters, Rayland Baxter and Lucy Dacus, opening the show.