Houndmouth: ‘For No One’

November 10, 2014 0 comments


Houndmouth have been hard at work this Summer in West Nashville with producer Dave Cobb recording their follow-up to last year’s debut LP, ‘From the Hills Below the City.’ And with recent jems produced by Cobb like Jason Isbell’s ‘Southeaster’ and Strugill Simpson’s ‘Metamodern Sounds in Country Music,’ we have been eagerly awaiting the results!!!

The new record isn’t due until early next year, but to hold us over, the band and Rough Trade Records have given us a first-taste of the new, yet-untitled LP via NPR’s All Songs Considered with the haunting, striped-down track ‘For No One.’

The single alone shows much growth from the previous record with its raw, bare-bones take… Add the new songs we heard when the band stopped by Chattanooga this Summer, and we are all in store for one hell of an album!

Stream ‘For No One’ below and read the full Ann Powers interview with Houndmouth frontman Matt Myers HERE.

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CANCELED: Free New Years Eve Show featuring Houndmouth & The Weeks!

December 1, 2013 0 comments


Finally! Chattanooga is the city where all our SouthEastern friends need to be this New Years Eve! Cancel any plans you’ve have and join us December 31st to ring in 2014 with a FREE concert featuring HOUNDMOUTH and THE WEEKS!

This is all taking place downtown at Chattanooga Whiskey’s first annual New Years Eve Barrel Drop, located at Center Park and the 700 block of Market Street. Admission is totally free to the 21+ public and includes an evening of live music, cash bars and heated tent areas. Local rockers Eight Knives and DJs Toneharm are also on the bill to kick-start the evening. For more details, go to Barrel Drop’s official website HERE.

If you are no stranger to The South Rail, then you are more than familiar with the 2 featured acts. If not, well get that way:

Houndmouth are wrapping up one hell of a year. On top of several national TV appearances including Conan, Letterman and CBS This Morning, the New Albany/Louisville 4-piece have recently toured with Alabama Shakes and just wrapped up their recent tour with several sold out shows including New York City and 2 back-to-back shows in Louisville, KY where they performed with My Morning Jacket’s Jim James!

The Weeks are closing 2013 on a high note as well with a year of non-stop touring supporting their new album ‘Dear Bo Jackson.’ The Mississippi boys (now via Nashville) also spent a couple mouths overseas touring the UK opening for Kings of Leon, and wrapped up their their year playing 2 back-to-back sold out shows in Nashville just last week.

See below for best of videos from both bands and see you December 31st!

The Weeks – House That We Grew Up In from Serpents & Snakes on Vimeo.


Ranger: The Bard

October 1, 2013 0 comments

It’s been a while since we’ve last heard from Ranger, who just wrapped-up with their debut full-length at La La Land Recording in Louisville, KY — The studio now famous for Houndmouth‘s ‘From The Hills Below The City.’ This will be the New Albany, IN 4-piece’s follow-up to their 2012 released EP, ‘Heritage.’

The LP is called ‘The Bard,’ and as of this week, the band is generously given us a little taste from the new album. Not only letting us sample 2 key tracks, ‘Don’t Be So Green’ and ‘Hope I Help,’ but making them available for free download for a limited time! Thanks fellas!

So sit back and enjoy the tracks to what is sounding like a very promissing record. We have a hunch you’ll be hearing a lot more from Ranger in the near future! ‘The Bard’ drops everywhere November 12th, 2013:

And while you’re at it, stream/download the band’s 2012 released EP, ‘Heritage’ HERE or below:


Year of the: Houndmouth

May 28, 2013 0 comments

It’s not like everyday you become proud of a band and their success as the band’s music career develops, but damnit, we are so very proud of Houndmouth!

For the past year-and-a-half, we have slowly watched this New Albany, IN (Louisville, KY) 4-piece grow and it has been such an amazing trip so far… a trip that, in reality, is only just the beginning… and starting this June to be exact!

It feels like just yesterday when we helped bring Houndmouth down to Chattanooga for a special event that was hosted by Chattanooga Whiskey at Track 29 (see video here), and ever since, we have noticed nothing hard work and positive events coming from the Houndmouth camp including a record deal and to-kill-for gig opportunities… hell, these kids even have their very own beer!

With all that said, Houndmouth’s debut full-length record “From the Hills Below the City” drops next week (June 4th) via Rough Trade Records, followed by their network television debut June 5th on Conan! — And if that wasn’t enough, their full LP can be streamed via Conan’s Team Coco website HERE!!! How cool is that?

We love it when great talent is embraced, especially so early in a curreer… Stream the new record HERE, scroll down to catch their latest video (and the LP’s official first single) “On The Road,” as well as a few others and catch them HERE this Spring/Summer at a town near you!


Pre-order “From the Hills Below the City” HERE




November 26, 2012 1 Comment

Ranger is a new band who have recently caught our attention, hailing from New Albany, IN, home of South Rail favorites Houndmouth and stone-throwing distance from Louisville, KY. Their debut EP, ‘Heritage,’ dropped earlier this Fall and other than that, we don’t know much about this new 4-piece… But once you are seconds into key tracks like ‘Heritage,’ ‘Daily Ballad’ and ‘Voyager,’ you’ll see where we’re coming from.

Stream the ‘Heritage’ EP below and download your FREE copy HERE:


Houndmouth: Penitentiary (VIDEO)

September 17, 2012 0 comments

Best of luck to our friends Houndmouth who are about to embark on a huge adventure… their first tour!

The New Albany, IN/Louisville, KY 4-piece are kickin’ off their debut tour with Dry the River Wednesday, September 19th at Washington DC’s Black Cat along with a month-long string of dates… See full list below.

In celebration, check out the song that got us addicted to it all!… And directed by the guy who introduced us… ‘Penitentiary’ is the band’s first official video from their debut LP that dropped from Rough Trade Records last month and is directed by Zach Hart of We Listen For You, the blog who discovered this band back in December of last year right after the band debuted in their hometown.

Check out the video below, pick-up your copy of Houndmouth’s debut EP HERE and check out all tour dates heading your way soon!

Sep 19 Black Cat Washington, DC
Sep 20 Bowery Ballroom New York
Sep 21 The Space Hamden, CT
Sep 22 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
Sep 23 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Canada
Sep 25 Garrison Toronto, Canada
Sep 27 SPACE Evanston, IL
Sep 28 UTOPiAfest Utopia, TX
Sep 29 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
Oct 02 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, Canada
Oct 03 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
Oct 05 The Independent San Francisco, CA
Oct 06 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
Oct 07 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
Oct 08 Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
Oct 09 Hotel Congress Tucson, AZ
Oct 11 Last Concert Cafe Houston, TX
Oct 12 Circle Cafe New Orleans, LA
Oct 13 Proud Larry’s Oxford, MS
Oct 17 Motr Pub Cincinnati, OH
Oct 18 The Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 23 Buster’s Lexington, KY
Nov 24 Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY


Houndmouth: New Songs Live from Chattanooga!

August 1, 2012 0 comments

We LOVE us some Houndmouth, who instantly became one of our favorite bands just earlier this year. And we were more than excited when the band announced their signing to Rough Trade Records later last month… Via their new label, the band will be releasing a 4-song self-titled EP pressed on 12″ vinyl this month that will be followed later on by a full-length LP.

You may be familiar with the main songs on the upcoming EP by now from our January article, but while this 4-piece were in Chattanooga opening for Those Darlins at the Chattanooga Whiskey party held at Track 29 on June 2nd, we got a little taste of what possibly could be future LP songs! We are not 100% of what the final titles will be, but at the time of this article, the new songs are ‘On The Road’ and ‘Comin’ Around Again.’

So just sit back and enjoy these 2 new live tracks below!… and pre-order Houndmouth’s debut EP HERE which drops August 21st in the U.S:


If you’re not familiar with Houndmouth, get that way. Here are some already classic-to-our-ears tunes you need to know (and are featured on the new EP):


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Chattanooga Whiskey presents: Those Darlins & Houndmouth!

May 30, 2012 0 comments

Saturday can not get here fast enough! Two of our most favorite bands are sharing the stage together the same night thanks to Chattanooga Whiskey, who are putting together what we hope is a continual music series. This Saturday (June 2nd) features Those Darlins and Houndmouth who will be bring it to Chattanooga’s Track 29 for one amazing night of music and whiskey!

Tickets are only $10 and the first X amount of people in the doors get a free taste of Chattanooga Whiskey’s 1816 Reserve… If it’s anything like their past couple events, we have a funny feeling this sucker is gonna sell out fast!!!

Get your tickets HERE and if you’re not farmilar with the bands, here’s a little quick preview of the night’s line-up, which includes Those Darlins, Houndmouth and the new local band Eight Knives. See you there kids!