Minneapolis natives Household are thrilled to share the second single from their forthcoming album, Everything A River Should Be. Fans can check out the anxious and jittery "Dark Matter" now on Alternative Press. Everything A River Should Be will be released on February 23rd, 2018 via Equal Vision Records, and is now available for pre-order at household.merchnow.com.
On the new track, vocalist/bassist Joshua Gilbert shares: "I feel like this song portrays the worst side of relationships gone bad. The idea of dark matter and black holes is that there's a lot of mystery behind them, but we do know that they are distractive and pull things into themselves."
Everything A River Should Be is a record that redefines who and what - and even why - the Minneapolis trio are. Anybody familiar with the music the band - vocalist and bassist Joshua Gilbert, drummer Matthew Anthony, and guitarist Nathanael Olsen - made before will immediately hear the shift in sound of these 11 songs. While the urgency and sincerity of the raw and visceral post-hardcore they began life making remains, Everything A River Should Be is a collection of dense, dark and brooding songs full of a tense, glowering atmosphere.
Lyrically, too, the album - which was recorded over the course of a month by Nate Washburn at Atlanta's Glow In The Dark studios - marks a change in approach. Not only is this the first time the band have really had any production on a recording, but Gilbert says he has never written from the heart so much or presented so much of himself - and his emotions and fears and insecurities - within his songs.
"The songs touch on some close-to-home feelings for me," he says. "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."
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. For a full list of dates, please see below or visit: www.equalvision.com/tour-dates.
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