WATCH: Household Releases Video For Single “Don’t Listen To Me” Off Of ‘Everything A River Should Be’, Out TOMORROW

So far, 2018 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for music; and following that trend is the band Household, one of Alt. Press’s 18 Artists To Watch in 2018. This year is set to be HUGE for the Minneapolis natives as they’re set to release their Sophomore effort, Everything A River Should Be, out tomorrow with their new label– Equal Vision Records. With the change of labels also comes a change in sound, wherein the band has shifted from their hardcore roots to an indie-laced emo that evokes an earnest, emotional, and artistic atmosphere that is among the best. This is a pretty defining record for us,” admits vocalist/bassist Joshua Gilbert, “We’ve been a hardcore band for a while and this is our first transition into more of this rock/emo that we’re doing. Writing a record like this felt more true to who I am as an individual but also who our band is.” While the record refines just about everything about the band, Joshua Gilbert, drummer Matthew Anthony, and guitarist Nathanael Olsen, managed to preserve their urgency, sincerity, and raw lyrical value within this new dark and brooking glowering atmosphere. The songs touch on some close-to-home feelings for me,” Gilbert goes on to say. “It’s much more of a personal expression of my own emotions – it’s not so much a declarative thing, as some of our music has been in the past. It’s more personal and vulnerable in a lot of ways.

There is no better example of the new vulnerable Household, finally at home in there (albeit darker) skin, than in their new single “Don’t Listen To Me“. With its constant key changes within the darker world of the song, you’re taken on a journey through emotions of loneliness, confusion, and a longing to figure out one’s own demons. Household possesses the poetic artistry that is rarely seen, painting beautiful pictures for your mind whether you’re reading or listening to their magnificent artistry. With their words, Household has created an awe inspiring masterpiece– the lyrical equivalent to a painting you’d fine in The Louvre. Take a look at this excerpt lyrics for “Don’t Listen To Me“, honestly they’re incredible in my opinion;

Cravings for connection, disguised by my control
And to honor one’s volition means sometimes to let go
Don’t listen to me if what I’m saying tends to be confusing, it’s not what I mean to be
I’m just trying to see how restarting something so beautiful could end in forgetfulness

Further, the video itself also reflects the same artistic vision of the group; stylistically the video is haunting– something like the child of a Sofia Coppola movie, yet somehow more disturbed. It evokes such feelings while ultimately given a visually indie-art feast.

Finally, the band will be touring in support of the new record this winter with Senses Fail, Reggie & The Full Effect, and Have Mercy. The run kicks off in Santa Ana on February 27th and concludes in Las Vegas on March 31st– dates posted below. So get ready for the tour by preordering Household‘s album, out tomorrow, HERE— you won’t want to miss it.


Upcoming Tour Dates w/ Senses Fail:
2/27 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
2/28 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
3/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
3/3 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
3/5 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/6 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
3/7 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
3/9 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
3/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
3/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/12 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground **
3/13 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
3/14 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
3/16 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
3/17 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of The Living Arts
3/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
3/21 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
3/22 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
3/23 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
3/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
3/26 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
3/27 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
3/30 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
3/31 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
4/3 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar **
4/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome **
**Denotes show w/ Have Mercy ONLY

Last modified: January 21, 2018