MUSEUM MOUTH (Southport, NC) has unveiled the video for “Blood Mountain,” a track from the band’s sophomore full-length, Sexy But Not Happy. You can watch the exclusive premier of the video courtesy of Alternative Press.
While Museum Mouth’s 2010 debut, Tears In My Beer, screamed with youthful abandon, the band’s follow-up, Sexy But Not Happy, shows a group in the midst of growing up. Gone are the female vocals and the excitable naivety of youth. The growth is profound and evidenced by the increased musicianship and arrangements contained within Sexy But Not Happy. Drummer Karl Kuehn has taken over full vocal duties now having perfected his chops in the new-wavey side project, SWTHRT, earlier this year. And you can see the new wave tendencies of Kuehn’s SWTHRT project has colored Museum Mouth with a bit more personality. While Tears In My Beer was raw with excitable angst, Sexy But Not Happy practices a bit more mature contemplation. The band hasn’t abandoned those lo-fi sensibilities though, they have just honed their skills. The rawness has become warmth and Museum Mouth have become experts at their craft. Of course, Museum Mouth still knows how to rile up an indie pop/punk dance floor, just listen to the title track for proof of that. They just do so now with a bit more substance behind all the noise.
Furthermore, you can get the “Blood Mountain” single which includes the B-Side “A Place To Keep You” here. Also, the band did a video treatment for another B-side called “Kitchen Floor” which can be viewed here. If you download Sexy But Not Happy “Kitchen Floor” will be included as a limited bonus track.