Ratings and Reviews
Refreshing and awesome!
This album is really a combination of formerly released material, but its awesome to have it all in one place. Dave Hause's voice is soothing while being just edgy enough to keep your attention from start to finish. The songs are honest and well written as well. C'mon kid is great. Can't wait to see Dave in the Revival tour. Buy this album.
The Revival Tour 2013!!
Excited to see Dave, Chuck, Tim and the rest of the cast for the West Coast portion of the Revival Tour. Although the songs are on his previously released EP's, it's still awesome music...especially if you are a Loved Ones fan.
Very well written songs, I agree with the other positive sentiment, though, this collection of these songs was released before the EP's, just a correction, nothing more, this is a re-release of the original album (unless I'm missing something...).
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