Hoots and Hellmouth – The Holy Open Secret [Album Review]

by oz on July 16, 2009

hoots and hellmouth

I’m late to the table on Hoots and Hellmouth. The Holy Open Secret is the only album I own of the three they’ve released, but their rambunctious bluegrass folkery has been powering my weekend barbecues.

The album opens with “Roots of the Industry” that immediately reminded me of Devil Makes Three. Two barnstompers follow in “You And All of Us” and “Watch Your Mouth” before “Three Penny Charm” and “Ne’er Do Well” add some tenderness with softer vocals. It’s a nice reprieve before “What Good Are Plowshares If We Use Them Like Swords” brings the raucous gospel back.

Hoots and Hellmouth are from Philadelphia and are mostly touring around the East coast right now. You can stream more tracks here.

Website | MySpace | Mad Dragon Records

Hoots and Hellmouth – Known for Possession

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Al July 17, 2009 at 11:32 am

They’ve only got two albums… so you’re not too far behind. 🙂

Oz July 17, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Yes, but damnit, I’m a music blogger. I should be on top of this shit!

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