Remember how awesome Dave Hause’s set was at the XPoNential festival? Well guess what: you can now download the entire thing thanks to the folks at NYC Taper, which joined us at the festival to capture some of the performances. The performance featured “Austim Vaccine Blues,” “Time Will Tell” and “The Shine,” among others.
Of this set, Jonas Blank – the main guy behind NYC Taper – writes the following:
To experience Hause live is to take a trip down Thunder Road, to revel in cathartic major-chord rock. The passion in Hause’s voice is matched by his incisive lyrics, such as those on “The Great Depression”, an anthem for the victims of modern economic collapse. Part of what makes Hause’s approach so appealing is that, even when the story being told is a sad one, the exuberance of Hause’s delivery claims the listener’s interest and holds it. Hause closed the set with “The Shine”, where he sings:
Cause we don’t stutter when we sing
Our melodies grow little wings
Huddled here grinding tears into red wine
Meet the darkness with the shine
No matter how you felt when you arrived that day, Hause left you feeling right. His are the perfect words to be sung by a Philly musician on the banks of Camden, a Mid-Atlantic town verging on despair, but grasping, as ever, for hope.
Stream and download the performance below. Hause is currently in the middle of a European tour, but when he releases some hometown dates, we’ll be sure to let you know.
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