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Bury Me In Philly
Dave Hause - Bury Me In Philly
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 11:48
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- by Nate Hennon

My introduction to Dave Hause was via The Loved Ones. A band that balanced melody, intensity, and story better than most punk bands in the early 2000's. Even though this was a small point in his life (three albums over four years), Dave Hause has become better known for his post-Loved Ones work. As good of a songwriter he is, the music never caught me like those first few I heard nearly a decade ago. However, when I found out Dave was joining the Punk Rock Supergroup, The Falcon, to tour and record, I knew something special was in the air.

Dave Hause's latest release, "Bury Me in Philly," is a semi-return to his older ways. Dave does not just attempt to recapture his time in The Loved Ones, but continues where this part of his life left off. Most of the songs are minimal and guitar driven, but Dave's voice and knack for storytelling create a 'Springsteen Meets Frank Turner vibe" throughout this work. The songs are pleasant with ferociousness bubbling under the surface. I don't know if his time with Brendan Kelly and Dan Andriano seemed to reinvigorate Dave's inner rocker and got him to write some songs with teeth or if Dave was going to write "Bury Me in Philly" regardless. Either way, I am glad this album exists.


Track listing:

  1. With You
  2. The Flinch
  3. My Mistake
  4. The Mermaid
  5. Shaky Jesus
  6. Divine Lorraine
  7. Dirty Fucker
  8. The Ride
  9. Helluva Home
  10. Wild Love
  11. Bury Me In Philly
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