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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

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

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

WFR047: Casey Rocheteau: Chiaroscuro (Tape / CD-R)

Chiaroscuro is a dreamscape Casey built out of words, beats, and the Shangri-las. She assembled it in the late night, in the dark, surrounded by bird’s nests and watching all the things in her mind spinning and moving. 10 copies dubbed in June 2009. Super Rare.

Released as a CD-R in chipboard sleeve and casette tape with photocopied drawings by Lenora Symczak.

WFR027: Casey Rocheteau: Pump Your Concrete (Oh Word the Album) (CD-R)

An adventure through time, spa c e, and sound. Poetry, tape collage, jams from a saloon in the 1800s, knowledge, facts, mystique. All straight to your mind from the mouth of the newest new American poet. Oh word. Casey will teach you lessons, make you think more than twice, and have you listening over and over again salivating over poetic tidbits and humor driven stories of war with love. Plus a buncha funky reggae tracks starring in-haus groovers and noisers. This album is chock full, busting at the seams, and worth spending a life time with.

Released on CD-R in chipboard sleeve with color copied artwork by Gianna Rodriguez. Some Black and White copies exist as well. Approx 100 total released.

Stream / Download the album at archive.org

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