11 Songs, 36 Minutes


Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.


Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
16 Ratings
16 Ratings

Dave Delivers

Been a fan of his since i saw him open for Gaslight and on the Chuck Ragan's Revival Tour. I loved the rawness and faith/love/disillusionment touted on Devour. And this is even better.

Benny Towers

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.


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.

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




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