The Chicago duo Houses will be at the Neurolux this Thursday, October 3rd to grace us with their beautifully dreamy electro-pop. Dexter Tortoriello triumphed over personal road blocks like drug addiction and the like before he started working at a local Apple store in Chicago where he met Megan Messina. The two started seeing one another and what we now know as Houses was eventually created. Their album Winter (A Return to Spring) is full of smooth, slow swaying instrumentals, coupled with heavy reverberated vocals that completely pull you into the foggy world that is HOUSE. With each smooth melancholy release this group excels in creating their own place in the music world.
Houses is currently on tour promoting their latest album A Quiet Darkness. This album was inspired by the California’s Highway 10 and the abandoned houses and desert along the way. Samples for the album were taken from Desert Center, California and other ghost towns around that area and closer to Arizona. In an interview with Huffington post, Tortoriello explains the process,”We finished the record at Sonic Ranch studios, which is a beautifully isolated studio on a pecan farm in El Paso, Texas, and then afterwards moved to L.A. The album from start to finish travelled quite a bit and saw many different incarnations in each location, each of which brought the songs into new directions.”
Reaching for something cinematic, taking you with them through their journey in the desert. This is not an album you should not soon forget or a concert that you should miss.
Come to the Neurolux this Thursday. The show starts at 7pm, being opened by Amp Live and Lamont Kohner. Ten dollars at the door, eight dollars in advance at the record exchange.