DOWNLOAD: Memoryhouse - Lately (Deuxieme) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Memoryhouse - Lately (Teengirl Fantasy Natural Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Memoryhouse - Lately (Troisieme) (MP3)
Pitchfork: How long have the two of you been recording as Memoryhouse?Memoryhouse, from Ontario, Canada, released a free EP, The Years (.RAR), earlier this year. A 7" single for their song "Lately (Deuxieme)" came out on the Inflated label in June and both sides of that (title track and remix) are posted above. The video for the Jon Brion-sampling a-side is below too. Another version of that single "Lately (Troisième)," a "stripped-down arrangement that they'd been rehearsing for a live acoustic performance (via GvB)," is also above. They have an LP, Looms of Youth, due later this year.
Evan Abeele: About a year. Actually, it started in a different way. We were attempting to kind of do something more with ambient structure and textures, not really with pop music. The idea was to create this audio-visual project with ambient music and Denise's photography. And so it evolved out of that into this project, in which we were beginning to record pop songs. It's been a year since we started doing that and kind of just refining our aesthetic, learning to write pop music as we went along.
Memoryhouse are touring Europe this summer, and afterwards will be in NYC (preumably as part of a larger tour) to play a Wednesday, August 11th show at Mercury Lounge (the rest of the bill is still TBA). Tickets are on sale now.
Videos and all tour dates are below...
Memoryhouse -- Lately
Memoryhouse - 2010 Tour Dates
Jun 21 This Ain't Hollywood Hamilton, Ontario
Jun 24 Point Ephemere w/ Romeo et Sarah Paris, France
Jun 27 The Freebutt Brighton, UK
Jun 29 Madame Jo Jos w/ Diamond Rings London, UK
Jul 1 The Lexington w/ Yuck London, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
Jul 2 The Social w/ Visions of Trees, How to Dress Well, Treasure London, UK
Jul 3 Royal Park Cellars Leeds, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
Jul 24 Midi Festival Hyeres, FR, FRANCE
Jul 31 Rickshaw Stop w/ Baths San Francisco, California
Aug 07 Wolfe Island Music Festival Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
Aug 11 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Aug 25 The Loft Dallas, TX w/ Twin Sister, SLEEP 8 OVER