Full length studio recording Salt to be release April 10, 2012 on sonaBLAST!
(Nashville, TN – February 2012) The increasingly difficult to categorize Hoots & Hellmouth kick off 2012 with a busy schedule… and a profound shift in focus. The Philly-based foursome, led by Sean Hoots, spent the majority of last year building a huge repertoire of live performances, from booming festival stages to intimate small club affairs. Rigorous, unrelenting touring is their M.O. Of Course, they still managed to find time to record a game-changing full-length, the eclectic Salt (available April 10, 2012 on sonaBLAST!). Their latest is a type of work that showcases a band at a crossroads.
Throughout, Hoots & Hellmouth retain shades of their earthy, bucolic-tinged rapid-fire folk while profoundly exploring the sonic experimentation of inventive indie rock and the malleable, tuneful accessibility of classic American songwriting.
For those of you unfamiliar with Hoots & Hellmouth, the four-piece have spent their musical career exploring the dirges of North America and excelling at the DIY attitude appreciated by punks and new grassers alike. They’ve shared the bills with the likes of Grace Potter, Dr. Dog, and Ha Ha Tonka and graced the stages of Wakarusa, Philadelphia Folk Festival, and DelFest.
Members Sean Hoots, Robert Berliner, Mike Reilly, and Todd Erk will certainly be passing near you at some point in 2012. You will positively thank us when you get on the bandwagon.
February 10 – Stone Mountain Arts Center – Brownfield, ME
February 11 – Middle East – Cambridge, MA
February 14 – Tin Angel – Philadelphia, PA (2 shows)
February 17 – The Black Oak – Oneonta, NY
February 18 – The Rock Shop – Brooklyn, NY
February 19 – City Winery – New York, NY
March 2 – The Whiskey – Annapolis, MD
March 3 – Arden Gild Hall – Arden, DE
March 8 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
March 9 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
March 10 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
March 16 – Martyrs – Chicago, IL*
March 17 – The Strutt – Kalamazoo, MI*
March 18 – The Mill – Iowa City, IA*
March 21 – Headliners – Louisville, KY*
March 22 – High Watt – Nashville, TN*
March 23 – Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC*
March 24 – UNCW 16th Ann. Wing Fling – Carolina Beach, NC*
March 24 – SoapBox – Wilmington, NC
March 25 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC*
March 28 – Gary Jackson – Roanoke, VA*
March 29 – The Southern Cafe – Charlottesville, VA*
March 30 – IOTA – Arlington, VA*
* indicates shows with Frontier Ruckus
Source- Crash Avenue