Free More Friday! One for the Road! Houses - 'Endless Spring'


"I got laid off from my job at the end of last year and decided I needed a change. My girlfriend put in her two weeks and we moved out to a little cabin in Papaikou, Hawaii. It's a pretty remote place outside of Hilo (i.e no plumbing/electricity/gas). We worked for meals during the day cultivating microorganisms and learning the basics of sustainable living. We drank showered and cooked with rain water. In our downtime, she would paint and I would record.

MP3: Houses & Teen Daze - "Bikes" -
http://alteredzones.com/posts/161/housesteen-daze-bikes/

MP3: "Endless Spring" -
http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/mp3/Houses%20-%20Endless%20Spring.mp3

VIDEO: "Endless Spring" -
http://vimeo.com/11747320

We'd have to light candles in an effort to save solar power to keep my computer running. We inspired each other a lot out there, and I think it shows on the album. The music comes from a place of love and ease. The video for Endless Spring was shot there in our spare time, and the music was sketched out loosely over the course of a few months. We just kind of melted into one person. We were able to keep our heads above water for a few months before we both went broke and moved back to Chicago. I put together all the arrangements and field recordings, and that became All Night. The album was pressed to vinyl on a vintage Neumann cutting lathe and then sent through a series of old analog mastering equipment. It then underwent a digital transfer. The idea is that everyone can hear the very first pressing of All Night. It's a sonically intimate record and we wanted to capture that feeling in the production as well." - Houses

Houses will drop "All Night" through Lefse Oct. 19.

Label Page - http://www.lefserecords.com
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/sunhaus

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