Ratings and Reviews
Dave does it again
Many years ago I watched Dave perform as an opener for Flogging Molly in Cleveland. It was him and his guitar that night. I was blown away, immediately bought every piece of music he was selling, and have follewed his career since. This album is once again proof that this guy just f*cking rocks! Terrific all the way through. If you're a fan of this, do yourself a favor and look back into his catalog. Some of its not always the easiest to find, but I promise you won't be let down.
A bit more positive...
Great album. Not sure if it's possible to top the introspection of Devour, but this one contains more hooks than a tackle box.
Dave propels song-writing to the forefront on this album.
After the heartbreak album, "Devour". This one comes back fighting showing the light at the end of the tunnel. Lyrically this album is on another level. Catchy hooks to keep you listening from front to back and such versatile songs from track to track giving this album such a complete sound. Dave out did himself on this one.
About Dave Hause
Singer and guitarist Dave Hause made a name for himself in the early 2000s as the frontman of Philadelphia punk band the Loved Ones. He formed the group in 2003 with two friends from the Philly punk scene, Michael "Spider" Cotterman and Mike Sneeringer, after logging time as manager and/or roadie for various bands like Sick of It All, the Bouncing Souls, Kid Dynamite, and the Explosion. Hause had also spent time playing in a few Philly-based hardcore/punk acts of his own: the Curse, Step Ahead, and Paint It Black. After forming the Loved Ones and pulling double band duty for a bit, he officially left Paint It Black in mid-2004 to concentrate fully on the former band, which had just recorded a short demo. They went on to release a self-titled EP in early 2005, and after a few albums of straightforward, melodic punk rock, Hause found himself with a bunch of songs that didn't totally seem to fit a Loved Ones album. So instead, he kept them for himself and started playing out some solo shows in 2009, and the songs eventually found their way onto what would be his first solo effort -- recorded with the help of some friends, affectionately deemed the Empty Bottles Band -- called Resolutions. Inspired more by singer/songwriters than punk rockers, though not totally removed from the musical realm of the Loved Ones, the stripped-down album was released in early 2011 on Paper + Plastick Records. After writing another album for the band -- which was still on an extended hiatus and eventually dissolved -- Hause recorded the songs as Devour. Backed by a band of all-star guests, the set was issued in October of 2013. His third solo outing, the spirited and Americana-tinged Bury Me in Philly, followed in 2017, again via Rise. ~ Corey Apar
- Philadelphia, PA
- March 12, 1978