Memoryhouse's music can soothe like no other. If you've never heard "To the Lighthouse," drop everything and do that right now.
Where were we. Oh yes -- Memoryhouse's album The Years is getting a snazzy re-issue on Sept. 13, which, according to Sub Pop, will be a "fully re-recorded, remixed and remastered version." It will also include two new tracks, “Modern, Normal” and “Quiet America," the latter of which we're featuring today, along with its new music video.
According to bandmember Evan Abeele:
I tend to view Quiet America as a sort of “Hello!” to counter Lighthouse’s “Goodbye!”. A “Hello” steeped in ambivalence, and a little self-doubt, but a greeting none the less. I suppose that’s what I mean when I said the E.P. represents something else to us now. Whereas it’s initial release—set loose upon the ravenous bowels of the internet (and what ravenous bowels they are!)— was a resignation of sorts, mired in the kind of disconnection and existential angst that played a large role in defining the aughts for many. The Years now represents the idea that life can improve in the most unusual and fantastical ways if one were to open themselves to experience (something I fought tooth and nail for many years) and that, as always, music has the capacity to grow with us through the many different stages in our lives.
WATCH and LISTEN: