Houndmouth gears up for preview of upcoming album at Pilgrimage Music Festival
âWhen you’re young and making music, it’s a reckless approach,â Matt Myers of Chicken mouth tells the American songwriter. This time around, however, the alternative / indie band from Indiana takes a different approach. âEspecially after a global pandemic, I think everyone rechecked and adjusted to themselves better. So I wanted to come out with something a little more meaningful, with a little more depth and something. that will last a while.
Myers refers to Houndmouth’s upcoming album, Good for you, which falls on November 5. Fortunately, Myers, Zak Appleby (bass) and Shane Cody (drums) will be playing their new songs at the Pilgrimage music festival on September 25 to give fans a preview. Regarding their performance, Myers reveals that the band’s âenergy is awesomeâ and that they âfeel locked in and focusedâ.
The Houndmouth lead singer continues to explain that the band is thrilled to be playing their latest music and that their unreleased song, “Made It To Midnight”, is a track on the setlist. âWe’re going to be playing pretty much all of the songs on the new album, so pretty much everything that hasn’t been released yet, as well as some old stuff,â confirms Myers.
A look back at Myers’ creative process for Good for you, it sheds light on how this collection of songs emerged. âFor the first time in a long time, I had just sat down in a room and allowed myself to be bored,â Myers says. âEverything came from being alone, from walking alone. Then it started to turn into a heartbreaking album because that’s what I was going through at the time. “
Myers is currently in a relationship, but during his songwriting sessions for this upcoming album, angst guided him to create soulful tracks like “Fresh jam. “Other tracks released” McKenzie “and”Las VegasâOozes with the funky and imaginative lyrics of the band. “Good for youâ, The title track, features a unique guitar solo that is one of Myers’ favorite moments from the record.
Logistically, Good for you from a home recording studio that Myers affectionately calls “the greenhouse.”
âIt has all the old chandeliers and original furniture from the 1800s. It’s still at Shane, our drummer’s family,â Myers says. âIt’s kind of our clubhouse where we hang out and create stuff. Our producer Brad Cook came to New Albany, and we just decided to come here because it was intimate. There’s something a little sterile about studios, and instead of going into the studio and knocking it out like a week or something, we have to take our time and live at the same time.
Listen to the latest music from Houndmouth below and find out more about the Pilgrimage Music Festival here.