Haunted House make music built out of contrasts. Case in point is their new single “Guts.” The guitars and keyboards here are lush and colorful, but they’re laid out over the brittle, dry punch of drum machines, bringing to mind the industrial history of their Detroit home. Likewise, while the tune offers plenty of pretty melodies, the dual vocals of Joe Walmsley and Jeff Supina carry a hurt and loneliness that lend the track a striking complexity. A press release claims that Haunted House don’t want to make music with lots of layers, and on “Guts” they aren’t, but don’t think for a second that that means it’s simplistic. Listen and download the track below.
Haunted House’s self-titled debut is out 1/14. It’s self-released via their website.