The saying goes “youth is wasted on the young” but for Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Household it’s just another cliche ready to be knocked down. Household defies convention at every turn and with Time Spent, the band’s debut full length, they have created a sound that is as diverse as it is cohesive. This unique voice in the crowded underground, combined with a work ethic that belies their young age, has Household’s future looking bright.

Made up of brother and sister, Nathanael and Abigail Olson on guitars, cousin Joshua Gilbert on lead vocals, and rounded out by bassist Josh Czech and drummer Matthew Anthony, the group formed in 2013 and hit the ground running. When the time came for Household to record Time Spent, the band was forced to evolve when Gilbert discovered vocal polyps that prevented him from reaching the same throat-tearing screams of their previous work. With what could have been an insurmountable setback for many bands, Household adapted and flourished. Gilbert adopted a more melodic singing style and with it the band began incorporating more tuneful elements into their aggressive sound. By the time they began recording the album with Jay Maas (Defeater, Counterparts, Title Fight, Make Do And Mend), Household’s sound had grown by leaps and bounds into something not easily categorized.

Time Spent is the kind of album that ignores what is expected. Incorporating elements of hardcore, melodic punk, emo, and post-hardcore, Time Spent’s influences are varied and deep, but shaped together in a way that is invitingly familiar. Intricate guitar lines weave in and out of heavy breakdowns, lightning fast drumming effortlessly flows into hauntingly subdued passages, and Gilbert’s powerful newfound singing voice holds it all together. The album’s title and main lyrical themes point to asking the sorts of questions that apply to any young person, yet are presented with such maturity and reflectiveness that they’re relatable to listeners of any age. What are we choosing to do with our time, how are we letting our days go by? For the members of Household, the answers have an inspiring simplicity; they’re trying their best to do what they love.

Time Spent will be released on September 25th via Blood & Ink Records.

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Household stream “Undertow” on AbsolutePunk.net

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HOUSEHOLD have unleashed their next single, “Undertow,” over at AbsolutePunk.net! The song is from Household’s impending release, Time Spent, available from Blood & Ink Records everywhere on September 25th.

Time Spent is the kind of album that ignores what is expected. Incorporating elements of hardcore, melodic punk, emo, and post-hardcore, Time Spent’s influences are varied and deep, but shaped together in a way that is invitingly familiar. Intricate guitar lines weave in and out of heavy breakdowns, lightning fast drumming effortlessly flows into hauntingly subdued passages, and Gilbert’s powerful newfound singing voice holds it all together. The album’s title and main lyrical themes point to asking the sorts of questions that apply to any young person, yet are presented with such maturity and reflectiveness that they’re relatable to listeners of any age. What are we choosing to do with our time, how are we letting our days go by? For the members of Household, the answers have an inspiring simplicity; they’re trying their best to do what they love.

STREAM “UNDERTOW” HERE

Household announce new album and stream “Wistern”

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We are very excited to announce the release of Household’s debut LP, Time Spent, on September 25th!

Time Spent is the kind of album that ignores what is expected. Incorporating elements of hardcore, melodic punk, emo, and post-hardcore, Time Spent’s influences are varied and deep, but shaped together in a way that is invitingly familiar. Intricate guitar lines weave in and out of heavy breakdowns, lightning fast drumming effortlessly flows into hauntingly subdued passages, and Gilbert’s powerful newfound singing voice holds it all together. The album’s title and main lyrical themes point to asking the sorts of questions that apply to any young person, yet are presented with such maturity and reflectiveness that they’re relatable to listeners of any age. What are we choosing to do with our time, how are we letting our days go by? For the members of Household, the answers have an inspiring simplicity; they’re trying their best to do what they love.

Substream Magazine premiered the new song, “Wistern,” from Household’s debut LP, Time Spent

Stream “Wistern” here or via our bandcamp here.

Pre-order Time Spent

STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS, COMRADES, HOUSEHOLD, AND CONVEYER CONFIRMED FOR 2015 BLOOD & INK RECORDS + FRIENDS TOUR!

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BLOOD & INK RECORDS is very excited to announce the first official Blood & Ink Records tour!  The “2015 Blood & Ink Records + Friends Tour” will take place this summer throughout the east coast and midwest. The tour will  include label heavy hitters, STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS, COMRADES, HOUSEHOLD, and our friends CONVEYER (on select dates). An entire list of tour dates can be found below and on the tour page.

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2015 BLOOD & INK RECORDS + FRIENDS TOUR

June 24 – Mt Union, PA @ Creation Festival
June 25 – Mt Union, PA @ Creation Festival
June 26 – Clarksburg, WV @ The Mainstreet Cafe
June 27 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
June 28 – Windsor, ON @ Great Lakes Heavy Fest
June 29 – Lansing, MI @ Basement Show
June 30 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Take Hold Church
July 01 – Chicago, IL @ Borelli’s
July 02 – Urbana, IL @ AudioFeed Festival
July 03 – Urbana, IL @ AudioFeed Festival
July 04 – Urbana, IL @ AudioFeed Festival*
July 05 – Urbana, IL @ AudioFeed Festival*
July 06 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome*
July 07 – Evansville, IN @ Wired*
July 08 – Lexington, KY @ Icthus Fest*
July 09 – Lexington, KY @ Icthus Fest*
July 10 – Lexington, KY @ Icthus Fest*
July 11 – Chattanooga, TN @ Cloud Springs Deli*
July 12 – Herrin, IL @ HITTS*
July 13 – Joplin MO @ Solace*
July 14 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock*
July 15 – Des Moines IA @ Sonburnt Fest*
July 16 – Somerset, WI @ Sonshine Festival*
July 17 – Somerset, WI @ Sonshine Festival*
July 18 – Somerset, WI @ Sonshine Festival*
July 19 – Grand Rapids, MN @ Pierced Festival*
July 21 – Fargo, ND – The New Direction*

*w/ Conveyer

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Household to tour with Molly’s Worst Enemy

Household will be meeting up with Molly’s Worst Enemy on the second leg of their upcoming east coast tour. Dates below!

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Household w/ Molly’s Worst Enemy

3/25 Hamden, CT @ The Space *
3/26 Poughkeepsie, NY @ My Pizza Place *
3/27 Silver Spring, MD @ Immanuel’s Church *
3/28 Boone, NC @ West King Basement *
3/29 Statesville, NC @ Fiesta Rodeo *
4/1 Birmingham, AL @ The Forge *
4/2 Nashville, TN @ The Exponent Manor *
4/4 La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse (Household only)
4/5 Minneapolis, MN @ The Fallout *

*w/ Molly’s Worst Enemy

http://tours.bloodandinkrecords.com

Household announce The Shackled Bones Tour!

Household​ have announced yet ANOTHER tour! The band will head out in April on The Shackled Bones Tour alongside Rebuker​ and Greyhaven​!


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04/09- Columbus, GA @ The Plughouse

04/10- Ringgold, GA @ Cloud Springs Deli

04/11- Auburn, AL @ Balcony Bar

04/12- Bryant, AR @ MF Metal

04/14- Dallas, TX @ Taqueria Pedritos

04/15- Houston, TX @ Harrisburg Studios

04/16- Abilene, TX @ Billiard’s Backroom

04/17- Amarillo, TX @ The Bomb Shelter

04/18- Oklahoma City, OK @ Industrial Skatepark

04/19- Tulsa, OK @ Rudy’s

04/20- St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

Check the tour page for these dates and more!