Golden Age

Golden Age

by Houndmouth

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Overview

Perhaps in a sly nod to their own retro tendencies, Americana-rockers Houndmouth have given the title Golden Age to their slickest, least nostalgic, and most pop-oriented album to date. Rather than returning to the faux Dust Bowl world of their two previous albums, both of which slotted pretty easily into the hat-and-suspenders indie folk scene of contemporaries like the Lone Bellow and Lumineers, the Indiana band tries its hand at the kind of bright, slinky indie rock best served after midnight. Flawless musicianship and tight vocals were always a hallmark of Houndmouth's presentation, so much so that it often made their rootsy retro swagger feel a little too contrived. With the departure of keyboardist/singer Katie Toupin, the remaining trio of Matt Myers, Zak Appleby, and Shane Cody seem to have more fully embraced their underlying pop instincts and ditched their affection for the past. Thoroughly decorated with programmed drums, bright glittering effects, and plenty of synths, Golden Age has its share of punchy rock hooks, especially on standouts like the infectious "Waiting for the Night" and the moody burner "Coast to Coast." Houndmouth's rock pivot puts them more in line with the venerable indie stylings of someone like Spoon or Phoenix and, even if it doesn't work all the time, it serves their talents surprisingly well.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2018
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624906063
catalogNumber: 571358
Rank: 104583

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Houndmouth   Primary Artist
Pino Palladino   Bass
Matthew Myers   Organ,Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Alex Budman   Baritone Saxophone
Rob Moose   Strings
Shawn Everett   Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Loops,Juno,Eventide
FIDLAR   Marimbas
Jonathan Rado   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Conga,Drums,Performing Ensemble,Loops,Vocoder,cowbell,Omnichord,DX-7,Sounds,Synthesizer Strings,Rubber Band,Treated Piano
Shane Cody   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Vocals
William Appleby   Synthesizer,Bass,Vocals
Enrique Tena Padilla   Vocals
Drew Miller   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Matthew Myers   Composer
Shawn Everett   Programming,Special Effects,Producer,Engineer,beats,Electronic Effects,Audio Manipulation
Alex Tenta   Layout
Jonathan Rado   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Feedback,MIDI Controller,Tape Effects
Michael Harris   Engineer
Shane Cody   Composer
Andrew Miller   Composer
Ivan Wayman   Engineer
William Appleby   Composer
Enrique Tena Padilla   Composer,Programming
Graeme Gardiner   Composer

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