Cover Alert | Houndmouth Tackles Funkadelic And The Band

Houndmouth grabbed our attention earlier this year with the release of their debut full-length From The Hills Below The City. The 12-track affair features road-weary tales about drug deals, running from the law and excessive whiskey drinking, all highlighted by its mix of Southern rock, soul, folk and roots sounds. The rising stars of the modern Americana scene teamed up with the La Blogotheque folks behind the always fantastic Take Away Shows, for an episode that was posted online yesterday.

For their intimate live session, a camera crew from the music site headed to the four-piece act’s hometown of New Albany, IN where they shot the band “out in the woods, on the banks of the Ohio River, and even sitting around the ‘Green House’ where they recorded that debut album.” While their stripped down acoustic versions of “Casino (Bad Things)” and “Penitentiary” certainly deserve your attention, it was their choice of covers that we wanted to feature.

Houndmouth’s take on The Band’s version of the classic murder-ballad “Long Black Veil” is right in their wheelhouse, but it’s the four-piece band’s unexpected take on Funkadelic’s psychedelic-soul tune “Get To That” that’s the star of the show. Houndmouth layer a hefty dose of bluesy guitar sounds and rock riffs onto their version of the Maggot Brain track. Let’s check both out:

Houndmouth recently kicked off their fall headlining tour, which continues tonight with a gig at Club Congress in Tuscon, AZ.

Written By: Jeffrey Greenblatt