Memoryhouse bring a Lynchian vibe to an eerie singalong in their video for "Arizona."
Memoryhouse, the duo of Evan Abeele (composer) and Denise Nouvion (vocals), hails from Toronto, Canada. Their music blends the contemporary with the forgotten, the traditional and the technological, the visual and the aural, within the sonographic landscape of pop.
The duos discography consists of two 7" singles, "Lately (Deuxieme)" b/w "Lately (Teengirl Fantasy Natural Mix)" on Inflated Records and the "Caregiver" b/w "Heirloom" single on Suicide Squeeze Records, and a self-released, digital-only EP entitled, The Years which was released in February 2010. The Years earned praise from Stereogum, AOL Spinner, The Line of Best Fit, and Pitchfork, among others. And Pitchfork had this to say about the original release: "the EP clearly sets Abeele and Nouvion apart from their more amateur peers. The Years may be awash in nostalgia, but far from inviting unfavorable comparisons, it mostly confirms that the past was indeed as good as you remember."
On September 13, 2011 Sub Pop Records will release a fully re-recorded, remixed and re-mastered version of The Years, adding two new tracks entitled "Modern, Normal" and "Quiet America." The Years was re-recorded and mixed by Evan Abeele with the help of Daniel Gray in Toronto. While technically an expanded and improved reissue, this version of The Years will be the first time the EP has been made available on CD or LP. This is exciting. Also exciting: with the release of The Years, the band will be touring in the US and will play at the 2011 CMJ Music Marathon festival in October.