Minneapolis trio Household is set to drop Everything A River Should Be tomorrow, February 23, 2018 via Equal Vision Records. The 11 tracks featured on this dynamic full-length are driving, feel alive, and possess a magnetism that is absolutely attractive.
We got a chance to talk to the band about the release and more:
ST: Household is dropping its next musical endeavor February 23, Everything A River Should Be. How is the band feeling heading into this release?
H: We are extremely excited to jump into this next phase of our music and to continue to be honest with the music we make, lyrically and musically. We have all been excited about these songs since we started writing them two years ago in a cabin in northern Minnesota. To have these songs come together and be put out by Equal Vision is a humbling thing, and we can’t wait to show everyone what we have been working on.
ST: The album houses 11 energetic tracks. The band has already released two singles: “Dark Matter” and “Don’t Listen to Me”. Why were these two tracks selected to highlight the album ahead of its full release?
H: These two songs show different sides of the record and how it varies musically. On one hand, “Dark Matter,” is a song that progresses without repetition and is flowing from beginning to end. On the other hand, “Don’t Listen to Me” shows more of an anthem of a chorus and a laid back vibe.
ST: Where was Everything A River Should Be recorded and who else was involved in the creation of this album outside the band?
H: ‘Everything A River Should Be’ was recorded at Glow in the Dark Studios in Atlanta, Georgia by Nate Washburn and was mixed by Matt Goldman. We absolutely loved recording at Glow in the Dark and are nuts about how the records sounds!
ST: The band will be on tour with Senses Fail starting February 27 with special guests Reggie and the Full Effect and Have Mercy. This is going to be one wild ride. What is the band thinking/feeling heading into this?
H: We are so stoked to be a part of this package! We feel honored to be given a chance to play our music on stages like the ones we will be one. All of the bands on the package are amazing and we are stoked to just be able to be a part of it.
ST: What advice would you give other touring bands as you prepare to head off on this epic journey with Senses Fail and company?
H: Really all you can do is just to work as hard as you can for as long as you can. To be able to do any kind of touring is such a blast, so just have a good time! From DIY tours to support slots, you still get to play music that you made and believe in. Nothing else is better.
ST: Household released an official music video for “Don’t Listen to Me” on January 10. What was the approach for this video and who assisted the band in its creation?
H: It was our idea to have different forms of communication and to play with that idea inside the role of a relationship. We gave this idea to John Mark and he flushed out the thought with his creative shots and idea to bring in dancers. He took it and ran with it which is exactly what we wanted. We have full faith in John Mark and love everything he does.
ST: We’re sure there will be more music videos featuring the creatively adventurous tracks off Everything A River Should Be — what other songs would the band be interested in approaching from this visual medium?
H: We have already shot another music video for the song “Dark Matter” that will be released soon after the record is released. There is talk of making more visuals but its all still in the works.
ST: The band is getting a lot done early in 2018. What other plans does Household have in mind as we approach Spring/Summer?
H: After this tour with Senses Fail, we will take a slight break from the road and see what happens next. There is talk of trying to pursue some DIY touring this summer but nothing is confirmed yet, so we shall see!
ST: How can fans best support Household?
H: Just come to a show and talk to us! Showing up to see a band when they come to your city is the most tangible way to support music you love and shows the band your true appreciation.
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