Cotton Mouth
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Cotton Mouth

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF
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"EP Review"

“Villa Villa Nola just released a digital-only split EP by Dishwasher and Cotton Mouth. Here are two songs, there are two more at the site, and then you should just buy the thing already. It's good.” -Sean Michaels, Said the Gramophone - Said The Gramophone

"First Show Review"

“Martin is a wonderful songwriter and his lyrics are romantic; the metaphors are opaque but still manage to make one feel stripped bare. Often the sparely sung lyrics sound like directives from one half asleep lover to another. The other gents of Cotton Mouth are actually all three members of Parlovr, the backing band if you will, and couldn’t be better suited for these songs. They lend the tunes a certain confidence and awesomeness that I couldn’t imagine any other three people bestowing.” -Amber Goodwyn, Nightwood Blog - Nightwood Blog

"Cotton Mouth Refreshes"

"Cotton Mouth is composed of Horn and all three members of Montreal trio Parlovr, Louis-David Jackson, Jeremy MacCuish and Alex Cooper. Known for their impressive live sets, the band’s music combines hypnotic melodies and heartfelt lyrics that resonate in all the right places."

-Ashley Opheim - Concordia Link

"Exclaim Review"

"Cotton Mouth contribute four nervy, clang-y songs that sound impressively confident and unrefined. Vocalist Martin Horn conjures up the spirit of paranoia's past against a backdrop of rhythms that pulse and constrict at lovely tempos."

-Daniel Sylvester -

"Cotton Mouth Tour EP"

"Sure, you can hear some of the same touch points – especially since the all-too-brief, 12-minute EP starts with the infectious Black Hand; a song where the staccato guitars, backing vocals and drum claps fit Horn’s vocals tighter than most of the jeans you see in Montreal – but Cotton Mouth experiments with a more moody, paced and atmospheric sound. The quartet shows remarkable restraint as they build tension with jagged blasts of noise but never explode into climax and continue to challenge the listener with two change of pace instrumentals (Plume and Running) that showcase Horn’s ability to create instrumental tapestries. By distorting almost every note, Cotton Mouth completely ignores the overused gimmick of trying to give machine driven melodies a human feel or a tangible heartbeat and lets the bleeps and blips shine brightly." - Herohill


Dishwasher/Cotton Mouth split EP (
2010 Tour EP (



The staccato guitars, big bouncy bass synth, and sparse drums of Cotton Mouth grew out of solo recordings by Montreal songwriter/producer Martin Horn meant for a split EP with Dishwasher (Martin Cesar, Think About life). While never intended as a live band, Martin nonetheless showed the boys from indie-pop outfit Parlovr some of the songs (he was in the process of producing their first album), and they demanded to help Martin play them live. Thus Cotton Mouth became a real band.

Since touring in 2010 with the Luyas, Martin Has been busy recording more songs, as well as branching out into remixes, having been commissioned to remix songs by Young Galaxy, Grimes, Silly Kissers, and Cadence Weapon, among others.