WXPN Features Houndmouth as the XPN Artist To Watch for June
Houndmouth is a four piece folk-rock group with a soulful flare and an amazing layered sound hailing from Albany, Indiana. Band members Katie Toupin, Matt Myers, Zak Appleby, and Shane Cody all like to sing - and they often like to sing together, layering vocals on top of heavy bass lines and skillful guitar riffs to create unique, toe-tapping songs. The group releases its debut album From The Hills Below The City on June 4th, and is slated to play at Bonnaroo later in June as well.
"What's not to like about Houndmouth? They've got it all: a little roots, a little rock, a little soul and some great songs," says Bruce Warren, Assistant General Manager of Programming for WXPN. "From start to finish the band has delivered one of the most solid debut records of the year."
Since 2003, the XPN Artists To Watch series has been a reflection of WXPN's commitment to nurturing fresh, new talent and exposing listeners to the best new music. Each month, the XPN Artists To Watch series spotlights a different up-and-coming performer who has produced an album or body of work that demonstrates outstanding vision, creativity and songwriting ability. Month-long on-air promotion is combined with online features to help audiences discover each artist.
WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe®, public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award winning Kids Corner hosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces the XPN2 Singer-Songwriter Radio stream as its secondary radio channel in HD that is also available online. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM and the world via online streaming at XPN.org.