Household Premiere “Sway” Music Video via PureVolume- Debut Full Length “Time Spent” Out Now on Blood & Ink Records

September 27, 2015
Heather Vaught

Heather Vaught


Household Premiere “Sway” Music Video via PureVolume

Jay Maas Produced Debut Full Length Time Spent
Out Now on Blood & Ink Records

Minneapolis, Minnesota’s melodic punk upstarts, Household, have released their debut full length, Time Spent, via Blood & Ink Records. To celebrate the album’s release the band has teamed with PureVolume to premiere their new music video for “Sway” one of the many impressively dynamic tracks found on Time Spent.

The young band have managed to combine elements of punk, hardcore, emo, and more, into a sound that is intricate and diverse, yet maintains a sense of cohesion throughout Time Spent. PureVolume called Household, “one of the best new bands to come from the Twin Cities. Their bone-crushing guitar riffs and pulsating drumming offer a terrific blend of hardcore and melodic punk.”

Time Spent is available for purchase HERE. In addition to the release of Time Spent,Household‘s lengthy run of U.S. tour dates in support of the album kick off tomorrow.

Watch the “Sway” music video via PureVolume:

The saying goes “youth is wasted on the young” but for Minneapolis, Minnesota’sHousehold it’s just another cliche ready to be knocked down. Household defies convention at every turn and with Time Spent, the band’s debut full length, they have created a sound that is as diverse as it is cohesive. This unique voice in the crowded underground, combined with a work ethic that belies their young age, has Household’s future looking bright.

Made up of brother and sister, Nathanael and Abigail Olson on guitars, cousin Joshua Gilbert on lead vocals, and rounded out by bassist Josh Czech and drummer Matthew Anthony, the group formed in 2013 hit the ground running. When the time came forHousehold to record Time Spent, the band was forced to evolve when Gilbert discovered vocal polyps that prevented him from reaching the same throat-tearing screams of their previous work. With what could have been an insurmountable setback for many bands,Household adapted and flourished. Gilbert adopted a more melodic singing style and with it the band began incorporating more tuneful elements into their aggressive sound. By the time they began recording the album with Jay Maas (Defeater, Counterparts, Title Fight, Make Do And Mend), Household’s sound had grown by leaps and bounds into something not easily categorized.

Time Spent is the kind of album that ignores what is expected. Incorporating elements of hardcore, melodic punk, emo, and post-hardcore, Time Spent’s influences are varied and deep, but shaped together in a way that is invitingly familiar. Intricate guitar lines weave in and out of heavy breakdowns, lightning fast drumming effortlessly flows into hauntingly subdued passages, and Gilbert’s powerful newfound singing voice holds it all together. The album’s title and main lyrical themes point to asking the sorts of questions that apply to any young person, yet are presented with such maturity and reflectiveness that they’re relatable to listeners of any age. What are we choosing to do with our time, how are we letting our days go by? For the members of Household, the answers have an inspiring simplicity; they’re trying their best to do what they love.

Time Spent tracklist:

1. Safesound
2. Wistern
3. Collecting
4. Sway
5. Dry Eyes
6. Growing Pains
7. Undertow
8. Try Hard
9. 828
10. Cavity
11. Withered
12. I’ve Been Places
13. Guilty Gone

09/28  Nashville, TN @ Exponent Manor
09/29  Birmingham, AL @ The Hive
09/30  Albany, GA @ Oglethorpe Lounge
10/01  Panama City, FL @ The A&M Theatre
10/02  Tampa, FL @ Mojo Books and records
10/03  West Palm Beach, FL @ Absent Hearts Studios
10/04  Winter Haven, FL @ Jessie’s Lounge
10/06  Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
10/07  Boone, NC @  West King Basement
10/08  Apex, NC @ Apex Masonic Lodge
10/09  Baltimore, MD @ Halethorpe Community Church
10/11  West Chester, PA  @ Fenarrio’s
10/12  Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
10/14  Hamden, CT @ The Space
10/16  Holyoke, MA @ The Waterfront
10/17  Rochester, NY @ Vineyard Community Space

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