Houndmouth – "Penitentiary"

30 Aug

Folk rock is a format that’s been beaten into the ground by an endless line of derivative and overwhelmingly homogenous acts (read: white dudes, often bearded). But when it’s done right with that perfect mixture of sincerity, originality and flawed humanity—as with The Band and more modern incarnations like Dawes and Blake Mills—it remains one of the more affective and bewildering genres. Seated for a weeknight Bright Eyes show back in 2007, I remember being caught completely off guard when

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