SPITE HOUSE – ” Spite House “

Posted: August 3, 2022 in MUSIC

Montreal melodic hardcore/post-hardcore band Spite House are releasing their self-titled debut LP on August 26th via New Morality Zine (pre-order), and today brings second single “Dying Leaves.” It follows lead single “Hope,” which had kind of a Shed-era Title Fight vibe, and this one’s a bit slower and almost has some untitled-era blink-182 vibes in those guitar patterns.

It’s also a very personal, sentimental song for vocalist/guitarist Maxime Lajoie, who says, “It is a song about the morning I last saw my father. I walked to school on November 2nd. A few moment’s later he left our house for the last time. He was wearing the same old clothes for a week (red clothes), I was 16 at the time and knew something was very weird and wrong, but couldn’t or didn’t know what to do about it. I’m not sure I’d go into more details of what happened, but we are releasing the song on what would’ve been his 70th birthday.”

Spite House is one of those bands born out of intuition. Vocalist Maxime Lajoie (guitar and vocals) cites the unexpected death of his mother as the spark to dig into his desire to sing for a band and ignite an old idea between former friend and schoolmate Marc Tremblay (drums). Shortly after, the two had fallen into a cohesive writing rhythm of tracks bearing influences such as Samiam, Jawbreaker and Seaweed with a modern flair. The band’s sonic trajectory was cemented with the inclusion of Nabil Ortega (bass), who also shared a mutual love for the band’s list of influences.

The band has wasted no time. Since their inception they have hit the ground running and have been hungry to create. In February, the band released their “3 Song Promo” that caught mention and interest ranging from casual music fans to the ears of music journalists at places such as BrooklynVegan. What was heard on these promo tracks is reinforced on their upcoming LP, “Spite House”.

The LP boasts 10 full post-hardcore tracks shaped by modern introspection and the curiosities of life. While this is Max Lajoie’s first time fronting a band, lyrically and vocally he delivers. Max’s wide vocal stylings offer listeners a glimpse into the emotions put into each line and driven home by the musicianship of the band as a unit.

releases August 26th, 2022 Debut LP on New Morality Zine

It’s powerful, emotional stuff, 

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