With Two Shows Slated in the DMV, Nobody Puts Houndmouth In A Corner

By Ana Medvedeva / June 14, 2018

If you're a fan of bands that don't allow themselves to be pigeonholed, then we've got your weekend sorted.

Having performed on David Letterman's stage and earned the honor of a #1 alternative radio single, Houndmouth is ready to break out from being labeled as an indie or Americana band. 

Houndmouth Press Photo

This weekend, they're making it easy for you to join their evolution, with two back- to-back shows in the area. With their nationwide tour underway, the group will be promoting their third full length album, Golden Age, slated for release on August 3rd. 

If you're in Baltimore, MD, come out to see Houndmouth at Rams Head Live! on Saturday, June 16th. If Baltimore is too far of a trek, then you can find the band just a hop, skip, and a (albeit, long) jump away at the 9:30 Club in D.C. on Sunday, June 17th.  

When asked if their latest single, "This Party", is any indication of the group's evolving sound, frontman Matt Myers said,

"The new record is a conceptual record about the relationship between people and technology. You can expect the new album to be sonically different than our prior stuff for sure."

Head out to Baltimore on Saturday, June 16th, or D.C. on Sunday, June 17th to witness what Houndmouth has in store for their new album. 

Still not convinced? Read the interview below with frontman Matt Myers to learn why this show is a must-see. 

AM: Your latest single is a departure from your past musical style, giving me a bit of a Tame Impala vibe. Can we expect your next album to move further in this direction, and what has led to this evolution in style? 

MM: The new record is a conceptual record about the relationship between people and technology. You can expect the new album to be sonically different than our prior stuff for sure. I think being open to creativity, and learning, and ultimately rejecting complacency leads to evolution. 

AM: What sets your live performance apart from other bands that come through the DMV area? 

MM: We perform as a seven piece band. Additional members play saxophone, drum machines, synths, and various other things. 

We really got burnt out on hearing the sounds we had in the past. There are so many things out there to make music and experiment with ya know?! 

AM: How do you want your fans to feel after they've attended one of your concerts?

MM: I want people to walk away feeling like they were part of a collective energy and also be aware of their own take on songs and performance is a completely personal experience.

Which is kind of what the new record is about...the idea that, while technology and analytics wants to categorize us and make us quantifiable, we are in fact all experiencing the world separately. That’s what makes us human. 

AM: What is your process for deciding your setlist? Do you often switch it up, or keep it pretty consistent?

MM: Because we have so many moving parts we like to keep the set list the same for awhile, and find out what works and what minor adjustments we can make to make the show better. That’s what works for us right now, but I do like learning about how other bands I admire approach this sort of thing. 

See Houndmouth in Baltimore, MD this Saturday, June 16th

Tickets: $25 each Venue: Rams Head Live!

See Houndmouth in Washington, D.C. this Sunday, June 17th

Tickets: $30 each Venue: 9:30 Club 

About the author

Ana Medvedeva

Fueled by iced coffee, Ana is a web developer by day, and avid concert goer by night. With a music taste as varied as her hair color, she loves bringing a performance to life through the power of words. In her spare time, Ana loves to snowboard, hang out with her cat Mimosa, and nerd out about true crime.