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Washed Out, Memoryhouse @ Observatory, Santa Ana 5/6/12

A mini Sub Pop records showcase descended deep into Orange County as Washed Out and Memoryhouse played the Observatory in Santa Ana last night. Overcoming some early synthesizer technical difficulties, Washed Out energized the crowd with selections from their breezy Within and Without. Memoryhouse were the perfect companions, bravely covering My Bloody Valentine’s “When You… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 7, 2012 - 4:38 pm

Memoryhouse – “The Kids Were Wrong” Video

Memoryhouse’s clip for “The Kids Were Wrong” marries some performance footage with a narrative about young love, which, aww. They play jacks! How real is that? Watch the video below, directed by music photography veteran Shawn Brackbill. More »

By: Corban Goble / February 28, 2012 - 2:55 pm

Memoryhouse – “Walk With Me”

The diffuse Ontario dreampop duo Memoryhouse will soon release their new album The Slideshow Effect, and we’ve already heard first single “The Kids Were Wrong.” And now they’ve let the world hear another track from the album. This one, “Walk With Me,” moves their drifting, cloudlike sound a half-step closer toward hard, tangible pop music. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2012 - 12:55 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2012

Here it is, the first mix of The Last Year. So far we’ve had a flood of good music these first few weeks of 2012, which in fairness is probably just the result of bands wisely holding back on releasing things into the holiday void that is the winternet, but let’s be optimistic about it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 20, 2012 - 6:41 pm

Memoryhouse – “This Will Be Our Year” (The Zombies Cover)

Canada’s young dreamweavers Memoryhouse are first-rate cover-lovers, and slowly they are working their way backwards through the ‘Gum Real Book: when I first saw them, they took on Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest heart-tugger “Foreground.” Very recent cover! Next up came My Bloody Valentine — less recent, but just as on-the-nose, indie band cover wise. And true… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 3, 2012 - 11:36 am

Memoryhouse – “The Kids Were Wrong”

Memoryhouse comes out of the clouds a little bit on “The Kids Were Wrong,” a song that the Canuck dreampoppers just posted to their Sub Pop page. It’s from their forthcoming full-length, The Slideshow Effect. Not at all the flashiest first single I’ve ever come across, but it definitely establishes a new, albeit well-worn i… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 16, 2011 - 3:09 pm

CMJ 2011: Class Superlatives & Our Finest Photos

We’re on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers’ (could be any bloggers, no way to know who I am talking about) bleary eyes and corresponding level of risibility. Stereogum threw a couple of parties early on, then shifted… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 24, 2011 - 6:19 pm

Memoryhouse Make The Years EP Into A Video

Memoryhouse’s reworked, remastered edition of their breakthrough EP The Years is out today on Sub Pop and its streaming via a video laden with Jamie Harley’s trippy visuals right here:… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 13, 2011 - 4:49 pm

Memoryhouse – “Quiet America”

Ontario dream pop duo Memoryhouse excited enough people with its debut EP The Years that Sub Pop soon signed the group, who will release a reworked version that features two new songs, “Modern, Normal” and “Quiet America.” You’ve already heard “Modern, Normal” and now here’s “Quiet America.”… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 25, 2011 - 11:24 am

Memoryhouse – “Modern, Normal”

Memoryhouse’s The Years EP is getting re-recorded, re-mixed, re-mastered, and re-released via the estimable Sub Pop label, and it is compliments of that organization that the Ontario duo set forth the newly added “Modern, Normal.” They are still intensely chill, shooting dreamy reverbed vocals through amniotic effects. Key evocative lyrics: “longing,” “cascading,” “sleeping,” “ah-ah-ah-ah.” Key… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 23, 2011 - 8:45 am

The 12 Best Videos Of The Week

There’s a larger dose of videos this week, since we took Friday off for the holiday. And the best videos this week are varied — there’s a new, interactive clip from Au Revoir Simone, another fan-made clip for Sleigh Bells (that is way more fun than the official one), and inscrutable videos from Active Child,… More »

By: jessica / December 3, 2010 - 5:23 pm

Watch Memoryhouse Debut “Pale Blue,” Cover My Bloody Valentine

Memoryhouse did a session for, and they played a new song as part of this warm, well-filmed set. “Pale Blue” won’t be on their upcoming Suicide Squeeze single, but watching/listening to this clip is a soothing experience on its own. The watery blue and purple projections onto and behind the band, as well a… More »

By: jessica / October 6, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Light Pollution – “Good Feelings (Memoryhouse Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Light Pollution’s video for “Good Feelings” was the one starring a girl with her headphones and dead-end job, her friends with their beer and cigarettes. After that, we had frontman Jim Cicero smoke-up for baptism by car wash in “Drunk Kids.” Guelph duo Memoryhouse’s remix of the Chicago quintet’s first Apparitions single leans more toward… More »

By: brandon / June 30, 2010 - 9:40 am

Memoryhouse – “Lately (Teengirl Fantasy Natural Mix)”

When we posted sculptural Guelph, Ontario duo/Max Richter fans Memoryhouse’s video for “Lately (Deuxième)” there was mention of a forthcoming 7″ featuring a remix of the song by NY Times glo-fi charters, the True Panther-bound Teengirl Fantasy. Here it is, courtesy of the folks at the nascent Inflated label. TF take the track from the… More »

By: brandon / May 27, 2010 - 12:26 pm

Memoryhouse – “Lately (Deuxieme)” Video

The Glasslands Gallery on Kent St. in Williamsburg is already a rich visual environment, its latest cloud-formation installation making most any band fantastically photogenic. However Memoryhouse, whose memorable set at that space last Friday was a dreamy, hypnotically hazed thirty-minute reprieve from the lineup’s more energetic outfits, upped the native aesthetic by supplying their ow… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 10, 2010 - 11:19 am

Tanlines, Memoryhouse, Keepaway, Psychobuildings, Light Pollution @ Glasslands, Brooklyn 4/30/10

I’d meant to put up these photos by Sean O’Kane yesterday, but Peter Gabriel got in the way (always getting in the way, that guy). So a day late but still worth framing: Williamsburg’s Glasslands Gallery, which seems to have stepped up their booking game especially since the folks at PopGun stepped up theirs, assembled a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 4, 2010 - 12:30 pm

Memoryhouse – “Gian Lorenzo Bernini”

Esopus Magazine always closes its issues with a themed CD — past themes have includes “Good News” and “Spam.” Their latest issue featured musicians writing songs about, and named after, artists. Guelph, Ontario duo Memoryhouse chose Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini as the subject of their dreamy, echo-laden contribution. More »

By: jessica / April 27, 2010 - 11:48 am