Dave Hause

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With a sound rooted in American punk and rugged heartland rock, singer/songwriter Dave Hause has spent two decades building up a sturdy catalog both as a solo artist and as frontman for mid-2000s punk outfit the Loved Ones. Already a scene veteran and survivor of numerous Philadelphia punk bands, Hause led the Loved Ones through a pair of rousing full-lengths on Fat Wreck Chords before going solo with 2011's more songwriter-oriented Resolutions. When his former band finally fizzled out a year or two later, he carried on with his burgeoning solo career, combining Americana tones and socially driven lyrics with punk spirit on albums like 2017's Bury Me in Philly and 2019's Kick, both of which featured help from his musician brother Tim Hause. A native of Philadelphia, Hause formed the Loved Ones in 2003 with two friends from the Philly punk scene, Michael "Spider" Cotterman and Mike Sneeringer, after logging time as manager and/or roadie for various bands like Sick of It All, the Bouncing Souls, Kid Dynamite, and the Explosion. Prior to this, Hause had put in time playing in several hardcore/punk acts of his own: the Curse, Step Ahead, and Paint It Black. After forming the Loved Ones and pulling double-band duty for a bit, he officially left Paint It Black in mid-2004 to concentrate fully on the former band, which had just recorded a short demo. They went on to release a self-titled EP in early 2005, and after a few albums of straightforward, melodic punk rock, Hause found himself with a bunch of songs that didn't quite seem to fit a Loved Ones album. Deciding to keep this new material for himself, he began playing some solo shows in 2009, and the songs eventually found their way onto what would be his first solo effort -- recorded with the help of some friends, affectionately deemed the Empty Bottles Band -- called Resolutions. Inspired more by singer/songwriters than punk rockers, though not totally removed from the musical realm of the Loved Ones, the stripped-down album was released in early 2011 on Paper + Plastick Records. A year later, Hause released a series of five 7" singles on five different indie labels that featured rerecorded versions of tracks from his solo debut paired with covers by acts from each of the labels. After writing another album for the Loved Ones -- who were still on an extended hiatus and eventually dissolved -- Hause ended up recording the songs as Devour, his second solo album. Backed by a band of all-star guests that included members of Alkaline Trio, Social Distortion, and Frightened Rabbit, the set was issued in October of 2013. In 2015, he joined Chicago-based punk supergroup, the Falcon and contributed to their 2016 release, Gather Up the Chaps. His third solo outing, the spirited and Americana-tinged Bury Me in Philly, followed in 2017, again via Rise. On this album, he began working with his younger brother, Tim Hause, who would become his primary collaborator on 2019's Kick. Reacting to the 2016 election and the increasingly divided social and political climate, Hause and his brother co-wrote the defiant ten-song set together, covering themes of struggle and overcoming adversity. In 2020, Hause offers up a unique double-EP paying tribute to two different artists. Titled Patty/Paddy, he covered songs by Americana singer Patty Griffith and Dillinger Four frontman Paddy Costello. ~ Corey Apar

Philadelphia, PA, United States
March 12, 1978
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