I asked Kory Urban, our bassist, how I should open this bio, and his response was â€œdouble click.â€ Iâ€™d say that basically sums up this band, but I think thatâ€™d actually be a lie. Donâ€™t get me wrongâ€“terrible jokes and a ringing sense of idiocy is definitely half of what weâ€™re all about, but the other half is arguably more importantâ€“the songs.
I started Museum Mouth in 2009 after tricking Graham into joining this â€œbandâ€ I had and learning a handful of rudimentary chord progressions Iâ€™d written on guitar (Iâ€™m TERRIBLE at guitar), funny enough this still happens now.
Honestly, not much has changed since founding, except we lost our old lead singer/bassist Savannah Levin in 2010 and picked up Kory. I think I used to be scared of singing and playing drums? I canâ€™t remember. Probably like I used to be scared of admitting I have always been attracted to men which I handled the â€œMuseum Mouthâ€ wayâ€“by writing an honest AF album about it, then moving on.
I definitely canâ€™t say that we were the first band to patent ye olâ€™ â€œIâ€™m gonna write about this obstacle thatâ€™s stunting me so I can help myself copeâ€ archetype cuz lol Iâ€™m pretty sure thatâ€™s what most bands do BUT I think we can all three agree that we wouldnâ€™t be the overly carefree fools we present ourselves as if we didnâ€™t have this band to use as a punk misery pit.
Thatâ€™s not to say that we only write music when weâ€™re at our saddest either. A handful of reviewers (yes, I read our reviews :/) have commented that our music says one thingâ€“they typically use words like â€œupbeatâ€ and always say that we tear through things, but I assure you we write the occasional song slower than 160 BPMâ€“but the lyrics say another and I love that!
Just like I love that Iâ€™m a singing drummer who canâ€™t multitask to save my lifeâ€¦and well, somehow Iâ€™m still alive and Iâ€™m still in this band so thank you everyone for putting up with me // us. Hope you stick around.
Thin Lips (East Coast and Midwest)
Against Me!/Mobina Galore/Typesetter (US/Canada)
Say Anything / mewithoutYou / Teen Suicide / Museum Mouth (US)
Museum Mouth joins Rory Records
Museum Mouth: "Crocodile"
Museum Mouth: "Drool"
Death to False Hope Fest III sampler
Ian Graham (Cheap Girls), Alex Wilhelm (Hold Tight), Karl Keuhn (Museum Mouth)
Museum Mouth: "Sexy But Not Happy"
Derek Perry (Fake Problems) producing new Museum Mouth record