Houndmouth returns to its Indiana roots with 'Good For You' : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Houndmouth recorded its latest record from a 19th-century shotgun house in New Albany, Ind. The result is a recharged band and a refined batch of songs.

Houndmouth returns to its Indiana roots with 'Good For You'

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Set List

  • "Make It To Midnight"
  • "Good For You"
  • "Miracle Mile"
  • "Las Vegas"

The small town of New Albany, Ind., just over the river from Louisville, is where Matthew Myers, Shane Cody and Zak Appleby formed their band, Houndmouth, about a decade ago. They cut their first songs at the affectionately named Green House, where Shane's dad grew up, before quickly snagging a record deal with Rough Trade after the label's founder, Geoff Travis, saw them play during SXSW in 2012.

Ever since, the group has traveled far and wide with its rootsy sound and highly regarded live show. But there's no place like home: Houndmouth's latest, Good For You, is a return to those Indiana roots. The trio avoided a recording studio in favor of their longtime headquarters, a shotgun house from the 1850s, and recruited producer Brad Cook, who helped them take a less-is-more approach in those recording sessions.

The result is a recharged band and a refined batch of songs — we'll talk to Shane and Matthew about them and enjoy a live performance of selections from Good For You.

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