Hey pups,
We are currently blasting through our first full American tour (and a bit of Canada). Hopefully we shall see you at one of our shows soon.

-The Hounds Below

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Don Was and his All-star concert of colors featuring THE HOUNDS BELOW!!!

Hello Pups,

We have stumbled out of our Thanksgiving Day Slumber and are gearing up to great the west coast of the good ole’ U-S-A with open arms, but until then enjoy a song from our set at this years (2013) Concert of Colors hosted by Mr. Don Was. Also featured at this event the MC5′s own Wayne Kramer.

Look mom, we are going to be on NPR’s World Cafe Wednesday October 23 at 5pm EST

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Hello Pups,

We have some fantastic news to get you through the week! We are proud to formally announce that we will be featured on NPR’s “World Cafe”, during a special segment entitled “Sense of of Place: Detroit”. The big broadcast will be aired on Wednesday, October 23rd at 5PM EST. The feature will include the performance of several songs from our debut album, You Light Me Up In The Dark, as well as an interview with David Dye, the sexy host of World Cafe. This is our biggest interview yet as NPR’s World Cafe can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide. Click the following link to find where you can tune in to hear it.

Or worldwide fans can connect to the WXPN Philadelphia stream at 2pm EST, HERE

If you miss the live broadcast you can listen to the show in the “Current Show” section at this link.

We are extremely honored and excited to be a part of this broadcast and we know you are too!

Fall vs. Winter = Musical Lovemaking

As fall strides into focus and winter lies just over the hill, we four young souls venture back into the studio to start recording our follow up to “YOU LIGHT ME UP IN THE DARK”. So be on the lookout for new songs and videos in the upcoming months. We have a few upcoming shows to tide you over until then.
OCT 3 Detroit at Saint Andrews Hall w/Family Of The Year
OCT 10 Grand Rapids at Mulligan’s w/Valentiger
OCT 11 Chicago at  Goose Island Wrigleyville Brewpub
OCT 12 Saint Paul at The Amsterdam Hall w/The Melismatics
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Detroit Proud

“There is a heartbeat in Detroit. Detroit’s music scene is something to be proud of because…it’s consistent. It’s consistently surprising. It’s consistently loud and in your face.”

CBS 62 recently spoke to Jason about Motown and the eclectic Detroit music scene.

The Hounds Below do a Daytrotter session


“The Hounds Below lead singer Jason Stollsteimer brings the rough, fucked up times to light. He makes them seem healthy. These are the hangovers and the realizations that everything has some kind of expiration date. There is fun, while it lasts. There is light before it gets dark and vice versa. There’s always more vice than versa.”

Check out a session we recently did with Daytrotter featuring 4 songs from our debut album.

Fun in the ladies bathroom

“The first thing I do when I get to a venue, like five hours before we play when nobody is there, is just go in the women’s bathroom and sit on a couch”.

Jason talks to Steady Magazine about the band, touring, covers and bathrooms.

Jason Stollsteimer’s Song on American Idol tonight!

On tonight’s episode of “American Idol,” a contestant will be performing a song written by Jason Stollsteimer. An audition hopeful will be performing “C’mon C’mon” that Jason wrote when The Von Bondies was active. The song, which reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2004, remained in the public eye for many years as the theme song to the FX Network TV series “Rescue me” (starring Dennis Leary). Tune in to FOX at 8pm EST/7pm CST tonight to see if the rendition is a hit with the judges.

Currently, Stollsteimer flexes his songwriting chops in The Hounds Below as the lead vocalist and guitarist. In addition to Stollsteimer, the Michigan based quartet includes Mathew Hofman (bass), Griffin Bastian (drums) and Skye Thrasher (guitar). The band has been supporting its debut full-length album, You Light Me Up In The Dark, released in late 2012 via Slimstyle Records (Local H, Ian Hunter).

The album won over media, including RCRD LBL, American Songwriter, Consequence Of Sound, MTV Buzzworthy, The A.V. Club, Zimbio (who named the group a Must See Act At CMJ for 2012), a cover feature from the Detroit Metro Times and All Music. The latter proclaimed that the band’s music was “a meeting point between The Cure, early U2, The Pixies and a number of other bands of similar vintage.” In addition, The Hounds Below made their national TV debut in early 2012 on “Last Call With Carson Daly.”

Their live prowess has helped them to cull a healthy fan base while touring and playing with such artists as The Cribs, The Heavy, Pacific Air, Savoir Adore and The Pomegranates. Look for the band at SXSW this year in addition to a European release and U.S. run shortly.