MUSEUM MOUTH PREMIERES “I SCREAM AT YOU WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN THE ROOM” MUSIC VIDEO
NEW ALBUM – ‘POPCORN FISH GUINEA PIG’ OUT NOW
ON TOUR WITH SAY ANYTHING, MEWITHOUTYOU AND TEEN SUICIDE
Museum Mouth is currently on their first ever full US tour, supporting Say Anything, mewithoutYou, and Teen Suicide.
“The idea for the video originated from some candid footage our friend, Travis Harrington, shot of me painting my face green in my bedroom mirror while singing along to our record. (I’m not gonna lie–I’m like really into painting my face green and think I actually look BETTER that way so any excuse to do that is FINE BY ME) but basically I wanted to make a video where I got “dolled up” to go meet some guy, while my room was in a state of chaos reflecting the sort of “mental shitstorm” that comes with a hook up from a dating app you know isn’t smart or gonna go anywhere,” reveals vocalist/drummer Karl Kuehn. “So, I asked Kory and Graham to go buy some crap from Target while I was at work and we made this! I think halfway through filming one of us had the idea like, “…what if we held a seance and summoned the gay devil?” and, well…here we are! LOL.”
Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig is available physically through museummouth.merchnow.com and on tour from the band, and digitally through iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and more. Vinyl for Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig is limited to 1000 including the following variants: red/white haze (limited to 200), black (limited to 300) and transparent pink (limited to 500).The album is also available streaming now via SPIN.
Stream Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig here: SPIN.com
The full album premiere followed the individual releases of “Lacquer” which was noted as “a catchy smasher of a love song” by FADER, “Riff From My Head” which debuted via Brooklyn Vegan, and “Incubus Tattoo” which premiered via Stereogum.
On Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig Kuehn and his bandmates, guitarist Graham High and bassist Kory Urban, explore the overwhelming emotions (ranging from nostalgia to trauma, with a splash of self-realization) that come from a move back to one’s hometown after years away, and re-exploring small town life as an adult.
“I want people to come away from this album feeling more powerful than they did going in. To me it’s a record about realizing your flaws, finding out they’re not flaws at all, and then owning the SHIT out of them. I think we sort of did that musically this time around too. In the past we’ve been criticized for our distorted “””lo-fi””” production (a product of self recording in your dad’s basement for years with no idea what you’re ACTUALLY doing) so this time around rather than clean things up we made things MORE distorted lol, but also learned to scale it back when the songs required that.”
“Sometimes you go through shit, some of it is unbelievable shit (good or bad), some of it is kinda fun. Sometimes you move back home and you realize why you’re the neurotic, pop culture obsessed, queer fool you are,” adds Kuehn. “And sometimes you find out that you really like that person…I know that in the downtime, and the loneliness that comes from living in a small town in your mid-twenties, I found out I sure did.”
- TOUR DATES
Say Anything w/mewithoutYou, Teen Suicide, and Museum Mouth
May 19 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
May 20 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
May 21 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 22 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
May 24 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
May 25 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
May 27 Houston, TX @ House of Blues*
May 28 Austin, TX @ Emo’s*
*Say Anything w/Modern Baseball and special guests Joyce Manor, mewithoutyou, Teen Suicide, Thin Lips and Museum Mouth
“Museum Mouth’s “Lacquer” proves unrequited love songs are the best songs”
– The Fader
“Singer Karl Kuehn’s eccentric vocals are what instantly set this band apart from their peers”
“Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig, the band’s fourth record and follow-up, is a noticeably darker and more mature affair”
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