Houndmouth: On Record

“To be concerned with what people think, I think that’s pretty dangerous.”

[caption id="attachment_212729" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Shane Cody, Matt Myers and Zak Appleby. Photo by Claire Marie Vogel[/caption] Houndmouth returned to the fold last week with its third studio album, The Golden Age, the band’s first on a major label. The record finds the New Albany, Indiana threesome eschewing their usual country-tinged garage rock for a more Devo-ish sonic palette. We caught up with lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Matt Myers to discuss the making of the new record. This record is being billed as something of a departure for the band. Was the new sound a natural progression, or more a case of a lightbulb going off that prompted you to go in a new direction? Sonically, it was just a product of meeting Jonathan Rado [of the band Foxygen] and Shaun Everett and figuring out how to create something, and not doing the same stuff that we were comfortable with doing, and everybody just experimenting, I guess. That’s kind of what happened, the sonic departure. How did you all settle on Rado and Everett? I wanted Rado to produce the record and the label was like, “No.” Because he’s been just doing weird stuff, or more indie stuff than what…

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