New Noise Magazine is pleased to be bringing forth the exclusive premiere of The Dead Victorians by Asterhouse. The record is a fuzzed out, good time rocking album with plenty of lyrical brevity. Opening the record is “Cartoon Violence” which is incredibly depth in its message and its guitar tones. “Baseball Heaven” has a more sentimental, airy approach that blends different leads and licks together until the crashing middle piece. There are a few intimate songs on the record as well, found in “Beautiful” and “The Last Time.” Otherwise, the songs are dissonant or eerie, loudly bombastic and full of attitude. Take a listen below and be prepared for the record’s release on July 14th.
“The Dead Victorians is an album about a father and sons relationship that was tumultuous in life, but strengthened by death —after his death, the father finds the courage to reach out to his son for the first time. In ‘The Moon Kid,’ the father tells his son: “Scuff the dirty ground, I don’t mind, I’m just a corpse in a box getting molested by flies…it’s not me” / “Bet you thought I was in heaven kid, I’m not. The preacher says I am the wind, but that would be a lie. When you’re ready, I’m here for you.” —the father has become the moon.” – Asterhouse
Asterhouse create poignant messages hidden beneath urgent sound. Formed in 2009, Kenmore, WA trio Asterhouse have been hailed for their thunderous live performances for years. Their uncommon blend of alternative, post-grunge, and garage pop has endeared them to concert goers and earned them feature showcase opportunities at The Crocodile, Neumos, and Make.shift, among others. With the release of their epic new LP “The Dead Victorians,” Asterhouse have further cemented their status as a band on the rise in the Northwest.