From the Hills Below the City

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  • Summary: The debut release for the folk rock quartet from New Albany, Indiana (near Louisville, Kentucky) was produced by Kevin Ratterman.
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  • Record Label: Rough Trade
  • Genre(s): Country, Folk, Alt-Country, Americana, Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Folk, Country-Folk, Heartland Rock, Alternative Folk, Folk-Pop
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
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  1. Jun 4, 2013
    100
    It’s certainly the best down-to-earth storytelling item to emerge in ages.
  2. Jun 3, 2013
    80
    It's delivered with such warmth and skill that reservations fade, and the delight of hearing a band do something very well takes over.
  3. Uncut
    Jun 3, 2013
    70
    It's a fine effort in a heavily populated field. [Jul 2013, p.76]
  4. 60
    The four-piece’s debut is a forcefully soulful affair.
  5. Mojo
    Jul 10, 2013
    60
    The debut set from New Albany's Houndmouth suggests there's more to them than nice skinny jeans. [Aug 2013, p.88]
  6. Q Magazine
    Jun 17, 2013
    60
    If From The Hills doesn't quite have the swing and swagger of 2012's self-titled EP, it shouldn't be hard to recapture that promise next time around. [Jul 2013, p.105]
  7. Jun 3, 2013
    50
    The by-the-numbers production goes hand in hand with the bandmembers' tailored playing and thickly stylized vocals, hitting all the marks of emphatic country-enamored rock on tracks like the Toupin-fronted "Houston Train," a tale of being strung out, riding the hard-luck rails.

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