Artist Showcase: Local Psych Rock Band ‘Flower Mouth’

When asked why they prefer house shows over performing at bars or more structured shows, local psychedelic band, Flower Mouth, answers simply: “the drunk-ness”.  They credit much of their support to the “rowdy” house show scene and have even hosted their own house shows at their self-proclaimed “Rat House”. Their last Rat House show was November 10th.

Flower Mouth is comprised of Gus Gonzalez on guitar/vocals, Chris Koj on bass guitar, Blake McKean on percussion, and Jonathan Van Hecke on keys/piano/synth. They take psychedelic rock to a new place, which is unparalleled in the Bloomington music scene. You can find their two track Demo album on their bandcamp. Shayla and Máscara compliment each other, while still each having a different enough sound that represents the extent of their style/sound. The album artwork is from a danish poetry book, redesigned by friend Mia Torres,  and they lovingly refer to him as ‘Beetle Boy’.

In five years, they see themselves either not in jail, or playing festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, or Shaky Knees. Their new/unfinished track “Fill The Void” should be out soon, so keep your eyes peeled for this NEW MUSIC! “Fill The Void” is a punk song, edgier than their normal sound, that is a chance for Flower Mouth to let loose and rock out, while showcasing a different side of their sound.

You can see Flower Mouth at the Bishop November 30th with Spice Cowboy, and Destiny Autumn and The Freewill Project.