Hounds explore psychedelic indulgence in new song "Three Hits Of Acid"

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Friday, January 22, 2021

Today, Topgolf Band Competition winners, Hounds released their new song “Three Hits of Acid,” the latest track from their forthcoming album Cattle in the Sky (BMG) due out on February 5. Accompanying the song is a stunning music video directed by JT Ibanez (P.O.D, Robert Randolph, Picturesque). Jordan Slone spoke about the inspiration of the song by simply saying that “it’s about me at 17, doing three tabs of acid at once.” Slone goes on to say that the song is about a time when he is learning to navigate the ups and downs in life, including his first break up.

“Three Hits of Acid” premiered earlier this week exclusively via Media News Group’s Gary Graff.

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“Three Hits of Acid” follows “Shake Me Up,” which arrived in October 2020. With “Shake Me Up” the band hopes it provides listeners inspiration to tap into their authentic selves and have a little fun, no matter who’s watching.

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On Tuesday, January 26, Hounds will be airing a special performance via Bandsintown’s Twitch channel. The performance will go live at 4pm ET and can be viewed HERE.

In October, Hounds released a rousing cover of Jet’s hit song “Look What You’ve Done,” and in December a majestic cover of Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World.” Through both of these re-imagined songs, Hounds are offered yet another outlet to showcase their impressive four-part harmonies, and musical depth.

WATCH “LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE” (JET COVER)

WATCH “WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD” (LOUIS ARMSTRONG COVER)

The story of Hounds, and the St. Louis-based quartet’s debut album, Cattle in the Sky, just may be the epitome of rock-and-roll success in the 21st century.

As youths, Jordan Slone and his younger brother, Logan, were equally precocious musicians. Essentially self-taught- Jordan, singer and guitarist; bassist Logan- while in high school the two assembled their first working group, recruiting longtime friend and drummer Logan Mohler. Within two years, they were touring clubs and making festival appearances throughout a 30-state region, supporting notable artists such as Blues Traveler, Andy Grammer, and O.A.R., peaking at 100 performances a year.

They were cast as a cute, local boy band, hustled into the studio for two albums and an EP, pushed to be more pop-centric than they wished. Logan was eventually replaced on bass by area compadre, Jack McCoy. After a fruitful half-decade together, the idea of maintaining the status quo as a pleasant, heartland folk troupe in the mold of latter-day One Direction or Mumford and Sons held less and less appeal for the maturing threesome.

“We no longer wanted to do something just because it seemed like a good business move”

It was at that point that the band pivoted to a more aggressive brand of rock laced with rich and resounding harmonies. In 2019, Jordan suggested the three audition for the second season of the nationwide band competition, Who Will Rock You?, a web-series sponsored by TopGolf venues.

Who Will Rock You? was dubbed the search for America’s next super group. In Who Will Rock You? Twelve of the best unsigned bands in America battle to win over an eager crowd, and impress celebrity judges in an effort to be the last band standing. Hounds emerged as the 2019 Who Will Rock You? champions, scoring an artist development deal with BMG.

Refreshed and with a renewed commitment, Logan asked to return to the band. He was welcomed back, this time as the ensemble’s keyboardist. Completing the current lineup as a quartet, he brought not only another color and dimension to Hounds’ sound, but an additional voice and songwriting capability, as well.

Built on vibrant, ringing harmonies and concentrated, muscular riffs, the four crafted a forward-moving, immediate, and pulsing collection of songs ranging from greasy rumble-seat rock to up-to-the-minute, angst ridden modern musings. Start with “Shake Me Up” and follow the quartet down the dragstrip lined with poodle-skirt Bettys and their denim-clad boyfriends; a veritable mash-up of jukebox soul and reformist rock. “We’re a rock-and-roll band, and we’re never afraid of the technology of today,” says Jordan. “We follow wherever the inspiration takes us.”

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