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5:00 The Jesus Way Up Doors Sleep Band (instrumental)
5:30 The Needy Visions
5:40 One Armed Mist
5:50 Erich Haygun (via Skype)
6:00 fey rey & freedom sound
6:10 Streight Angular
6:20 Pancho The Kid
6:30 Gracious Calamity
6:40 Illlich/Foom
6:50 Emily Shisko / Shane Myrbeck Duo (via Skype)
7:00 B Law
7:10 Guerilla Toss
7:20 Hunnie Bunnies
7:30 Reddie Veddar Said Carpet Rock Stars (Up And Coming Band)
7:40 Contex
7:50 Thunderheart
8:00 Ximena Alejandra Izquierdo Ugaz
8:10 Anna Fox
8:20 Matt Samolis
8:30 Dinners
8:40 King Harvest
8:50 Nickel and Dime Band
9:00 Manners
9:10 Michael Collins (via Skype ?? Or in person!?)
9:20 Casey Rocheteau
9:30 Shira E
9:40 Brian S. Ellis
9:50 Peace, Loving
10:00 Many Mansions

Are You In Paradise with Avi Jacob

Our new LP compilation Are You In Paradise?, is out and we are hosting a release celebration at Spectacle this Saturday, February 11, 2012. From now until the party, we will be spotlighting one track from the compilation every few hours.

Avi, folk legend, newly resident of South Carolina. His song “Jailbird, Jailbird” will be performed by THE WOODROW WILSONS at the Spectacle show. But Stay Tuned for Avi’s return at BLASTFEST 5!!!

WFR077: WFRFRvol2 : Are You In Paradise? (LP)

I can no longer prolong the greatest moment of my life. I cannot afford to be afraid of the long silence. Of the after after. The people that populate my bedroom have become too real. My option is every door, every sun and mountain of night. Our options are in people. Honest voices are doors. I have stopped trying to control the narrative. To prescribe the reality of self. Not sleep until ending. Not sleep until climax. I am awake now. I am awake now. I will stop trying to wake up and I will walk out the door and I will see in a way that listens. This moment will be a kingdom of yes simply in the naming. It was always a choice. It was always a way of seeing. I am in Paradise.

Released on 12″ Vinyl LP with artwork by Lenora Symczak (front cover) and Morgan Shaker (back cover). 500 copies were pressed.

Stream / Download on Bandcamp.com

WFR058: avi jacob: 1000 (CD-R)

Full rock band recording of Avi’s songs recorded in the hoot room in January 2010. Features Avi on electric guitar on vocals, Joe Deignan on bass, Kate Lee on organ, and Greg Beson on drums. Rough and ready. Dirty.

Released on CDR in chipboard sleeve. Cover art drawing by Lenora Symczak, layout and screenprinted by Kate Lee.

WFR054/WFRV 001: Whitehaus Family Record Family Record (2XLP)

A double vinyl LP compilation of tracks from 26 artists associated with the Whitehaus in Jamaica Plain.

that summer you moved quickly. there was no time after work to go home before the show so you pack those boots in your bag in the morning when you left the new apartment, made a call during a cigarette break and scribbled an address, a part of town you don’t know but go alone anyway, all the streets look the same but you find it, from the outside it looks like no one’s home and at the bottom of the dark stairs you panic. you almost turn and run but you don’t and the door opens for your knock and there’s a smiling face on the other side…

seasons become other seasons and yet again and again, when you go shopping at the local grocer you know the cashier and tell the sweet boy how well he sang last night, you are location now, faces have become friends, friends become roommates, and front doors become memories. And there’s the stoop where you broke up with that guy from Brattleboro, there’s the porch where Austin taught you to juggle, there’s the parking lot where everybody plays communist soccer in the spring…

now under your skin a record is written of the electric stutterspit heartbeat of a place, made of movement and songs, made of history and fiction, and yes, it was written by everyone. Yes, the people all of them that live inside and outside and outside, you look like a giant. Better than Mount Rushmore. More like the river, standing to its feet, Yes, you can hear it. Can’t you hear it? The Sun is applauding… (Brian Stephen Ellis)

Stream / Download the album at Bandcamp.Com

WFR022: BLASTFEST! (2XCD-R)

The first Whitehaus Family Showcase happened on March 21, 2008 at the Cambridge YMCA Theater! Sound engineered and recorded by Shane Myrbeck. Performers include: Brian S. Ellis, We’re in Towne, Stephanie Berry, Jacob Mashak, Avi Jacob, Piddly Kids, Kettle Stitches, Uncle Shoe, The Woodrow Wilsons, The Good Party, Peace,Loving, Manners, Casey Rocheteau, Prince Rama of Ayodyha, Lindsay Clark, The Live Adventure, Many Mansions / Baixia, and The Bright Hearts Brigade. Multiple tracks from each artist!

Released as a two-disc CD-R in gatefold chipboard sleeves. Artwork designed and screenprinted by Greta Merrick. Artwork was adapted from the Blastfest concert poster designed and printed by Greta Merrick. Insert designed by Greta Merrick.

Stream / Download Disc 1 at archive.org
Stream / Download Disc 2 at archive.org

WFR021: Avi Jacob: Frolic-a-holic (CD-R)

Avi Jacob’s idiosyncratic folk/gospel-roots stylings are undeniably charming. This album was recorded in an empty church and you can def’ hear the penance and redemption of souls all around you. Avi came to the Whitehaus via his incredible performances at the hoots and is now and will always be a close Whitehaus family brother! Relocated down to Charleston, SC and still sonically thriving. We sugggest seeking out his incredibly soulful live performances. It’s hard to not laugh and cry along with Avi’s biting lyrics and stories.

Released on CD-R in chipboard sleeve with photocopied artwork by Morgan Shaker. Original pressing had graphic with hungry ants printed on the CD. Later pressings were stamped or hand written. Edition of approx 50.

Stream / Download the Album for free at archive.org