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 ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH CHURCH TONGUE

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HOUSEHOLD + CHURCH TONGUE TOUR

09/21  Grand Rapids, MI @ The Upper Room

09/22  Detroit, MI @ The Ritz

09/23  Columbus, OH @ Donato’s Basement

09/24  Montpelier, IN @ Like Minded Recordings

09/25  Evansville, IN @ The Wired

09/26  Louisville, KY @ Spinelli’s Downtown

09/27  Nashville, TN @ That 70’s House

09/28  Ringgold, GA @ Cloud Springs Deli

09/29  Apex, NC @ The Lodge

09/30  Lynchburg, VA @ Speakertree

10/01  Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ

10/02  Albany, NY @ Fuzebox

10/03  Kent, OH @ The Outpost

HOUSEHOLD ANNOUNCE TOUR WITH INFINITE ME FOR AUGUST

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HOUSEHOLD has announced a tour for August with friends INFINITE ME. Dates and more information can be found below.

08/03 Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Lounge
08/04 Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
08/05 Denver, CO @ 7th Circle
08/06 Colorado Springs, CO Flux Capacitor
08/07 Albuquerque,NM @ Fly Honey Warehouse
08/08 Flagstaff, AZ @ The Hive
08/09 Las Vegas, NV @TBA
08/10 Upland, CA @ Gideon’s Hall
08/11 Fresno,CA @ Dynamite Vinyl
08/12 Santa Cruz, CA @ Cafe Pergs
08/13 Redding, CA @ Sweet Spot
08/14 Grants Pass, OR @ Eaden Ballroom
08/16 Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur
08/17 Tacoma, WA @ Real Art Tacoma
08/19 Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge
08/24 Bismark, ND @ Side B
08/25 Fargo, ND @ The New Direction
08/26 Minneapolis, MN @ Chrome Industries

w/ Infinite Me

AUDIOFEED FESTIVAL 2016

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Blood & Ink Records
is happy to announce the Blood & Ink + Friends Showcase at this years Audiofeed Festival in Champaign, IL on July 1-3. Blood & Ink will take over the Black Sheep Stage each day to showcase some of the best in punk, hardcore, and indie rock. Blood & Ink Records will also be hosting a pop-up store with limited vinyl, CDs, shirts and more!

The showcase schedule can be found below. More information on the festival can be found at www.audiofeedfestival.com. See you there!

AUDIOFEED FESTIVAL 2016
on the Black Sheep Stage

FRIDAY, JULY 1ST
12:35 Problem of Pain
4:00 Dwell
5:05 Debtor
6:30 Comrades

SATURDAY, JULY 2ND
2:45 Spider Mansions
3:30 Tigerwine
4:15 New Heart
5:45 Household

SUNDAY, JULY 3RD
1:45 Joy
2:30 The Satire
3:15 Withered Bones
4:00 Vagabonds
4:45 Strengthen What Remains

http://bldnk.co/audiofeed2016

HOUSEHOLD TOURING WITH THE OBSESSIVES

Household has announced a tour with The Obsessives for February. Dates below.


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02/03 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
02/04 Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
02/05 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
02/06 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
02/07 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe
02/08 Toronto, ONT @ Sneaky Dee’s
02/09 Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge
02/10 Buffalo, NY @ The Studio

 

HOUSEHOLD “TIME SPENT” VINYL UPDATE

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Last Wednesday, we finally received the vinyl copies of Household’s album, “Time Spent.” The album looks amazing but when we listened on a turntable, there was a strange distrotation heard throughout the album. We encountered this issue on the first test pressing and we had to have new ones made. This is why the album was delayed the first time.

Yesterday, after listening to the album on multiple stereo systems, we made the hard decision to delay the vinyl release again. The vinyl pressing plant has rushed our re-order and we hopefully will see new records in 8-10 weeks. We will keep you updated along the way.

Here is a link to hear the distoration on the album: https://youtu.be/1lVSiFWtcgQ

Here is a link showing how records are made: https://youtu.be/yDduaWNX2fo

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at questions@bloodandinkrecords.com.  Thank you for your continued support of Household and Blood & Ink Records!  We couldn’t do what we do without your support.

Happy Thanksgiving!