HEAR THIS: HOUSES OF HEAVEN

March 30. 2020 | By Wayne Jessup
Photo by Ben Pegram

Three years have passed since the Remnant EP, and Houses of Heaven are back with a new single “Sleep”, our first look at their forthcoming debut full-length LP, Silent Places, out 5/1 on Felte. Split between Oakland and LA, the trio of Keven Tecon, Adam Beck, and Nick Ott have spent the interim , dialing in their sound at live shows, polishing all the divergent threads into a gleaming whole, and demonstrating the degree to which all their influences have been sublimated and a concrete refinement has emerged.

“Sleep” rides a battery of percussion and charges out of the gates, riding a combo of live and programmed drums that increases the depth of the canvas. It begs to be booming from a club sound system or laser focused through headphones, nothing halfway. During the course of the LP’s creation last year, California’s wildfires raged on, and the oppressive psychic background certainly translates to our current situation.

Fair warning, if you’re a vinyl fan, the cloudy clear colored vinyl edition for Silent Places is approaching single-digit quantities left from the initial run of 500, and can be ordered here.

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