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Houndmouth tease new music and show off synth-heavy single “This Party” at New York’s Bowery Ballroom

Without a new album to promote (their most recent, Little Neon Limelight, was released on March 17, 2015), Houndmouth had Thursday night at Bowery Ballroom just to do what they do best; harmonize, lead singalongs and endear the sold-out crowd.

Okey Dokey opened the show, playing songs slightly more subdued than you’d expect from a band called Okey Dokey. Their debut album Love You, Mean it was released in March of 2017, and they’ve continued to release fuzzy folk rock since then.

In addition to new single “This Party,” which strays away from the band’s typical indie-folk sound, the band from Indiana mostly played a familiar set. “My Cousin Greg” was a great closer, drawing the crowd to sing along and dance, if only just a little. “Sedona” sounded warm and cozy in the small Bowery Ballroom, and was one of the few songs where fans sat back and listened to the harmonies, rather than opting to join in at the chorus.

“This Party” drew initial critique when it was first released, mostly for the inclusion of synthesizers. Certainly, it’s not a traditional Houndmouth song, but other hints at the album the band is scheduled to release this summer suggest other tracks may be. At the Bowery Ballroom, there were two more new songs, unnamed as far as we know.

The thing about “This Party” is that while it may lack the harmonies of other Houndmouth songs, it certainly makes for a fun song to hear live. It’s the kind of song that will pull in potential new fans passing by at festivals, like Austin City Limits later this summer. A full list of Houndmouth’s tour dates for the next few months is here.

Setlist:
Krampus
15 Years
Come On, Illinois
This Party
Say It
Honey Slider
Golden Age
Strange Love
Hey Rose
(New song – “Feel like a ghost”)
(New song – “Think she doesn’t but she does”)
Black Gold
Sedona

Encore:
For No One
Darlin’
World Leader
My Cousin Greg

Brian Benton
Brian is the founder and editor of Respect Your Youngers. He currently lives in New York City, and previously lived in St. Louis and San Francisco. He enjoys public transportation and coffee, and can be found online at brianfbenton.com

Houndmouth tease new music and show off synth-heavy single “This Party” at New York’s Bowery Ballroom

Without a new album to promote (their most recent, Little Neon Limelight, was released on March 17, 2015), Houndmouth had Thursday night at Bowery Ballroom just to do what they do best; harmonize, lead singalongs and endear the sold-out crowd.

Okey Dokey opened the show, playing songs slightly more subdued than you’d expect from a band called Okey Dokey. Their debut album Love You, Mean it was released in March of 2017, and they’ve continued to release fuzzy folk rock since then.

In addition to new single “This Party,” which strays away from the band’s typical indie-folk sound, the band from Indiana mostly played a familiar set. “My Cousin Greg” was a great closer, drawing the crowd to sing along and dance, if only just a little. “Sedona” sounded warm and cozy in the small Bowery Ballroom, and was one of the few songs where fans sat back and listened to the harmonies, rather than opting to join in at the chorus.

“This Party” drew initial critique when it was first released, mostly for the inclusion of synthesizers. Certainly, it’s not a traditional Houndmouth song, but other hints at the album the band is scheduled to release this summer suggest other tracks may be. At the Bowery Ballroom, there were two more new songs, unnamed as far as we know.

The thing about “This Party” is that while it may lack the harmonies of other Houndmouth songs, it certainly makes for a fun song to hear live. It’s the kind of song that will pull in potential new fans passing by at festivals, like Austin City Limits later this summer. A full list of Houndmouth’s tour dates for the next few months is here.

Setlist:
Krampus
15 Years
Come On, Illinois
This Party
Say It
Honey Slider
Golden Age
Strange Love
Hey Rose
(New song – “Feel like a ghost”)
(New song – “Think she doesn’t but she does”)
Black Gold
Sedona

Encore:
For No One
Darlin’
World Leader
My Cousin Greg

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