The group’s style began to divert toward pop-centric, leading Logan Slone to branch off, and Jack McCoy to join as the band’s new bass player. It wasn’t long before Clockwork became Hounds, and adopted a more aggressive brand of rock, laced with rich and resounding harmonies, that they infused into their newly released self-titled LP of tracks.
The three triumphed in TopGolf’s national band competition, Who Will Rock You?, scoring an artist development and album deal with major label BMG.
Logan Slone was welcomed back into the band, finding his place as the ensemble’s keyboardist. Built on vibrant, ringing harmonies and concentrated, muscular riffs, the four crafted a forward-moving, immediate, and pulsing collection of songs ranging from greasy rumble-seat rock to up-to-the-minute, angst-ridden modern musings.