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Blastfest Five Schedule Announced

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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

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

WFR034: Many Mansions: Return to Source! (CD-R / tape)

The latest album from Many Mansions is dance oriented, blending the repetitiveness of trance, the feel-good vibrations of tropicalia and the mind-beinding aspects of psychedelia. Recorded in a shrimpin studio at Mass Art College by Asteroid M’s Brendan. You can hear it for free at Asteroid M Project – physical copies sold out for now.

Original CD-R pressings had psychedelic bubble image on the front. A cassette tape also came out with this artwork. Later pressings had artwork designed and screenprinted by Many Mansions

Stream / Download the album for free 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

WFR019: Many Mansions: The Dream is Changing EP (CD-R)

Blissed out dreamscapes for those of us with a head full of clouds. Many Mansions will take you to that safe place you’ve felt but cannot name. yldneirfytnewtrouf. Sticks on Sticks, chimpmunk munching tape jams, seeking holy ascension through fruit juice, meditative dronescapes as a way of life. Staying Funky. Dance keeps you healthy.

Released on CD-R in chipboard sleeve with photocopied artwork by Many Mansions. Edition of approx 50.

Stream / Download the album for free at archive.org

Whitehaus Podblast Is OUT!

In an effort to continue blasting ahead with new ways to reach everyone and tell them everything, The Whitehaus Family Record Presents: The Whitehaus Podblast.  Each episode is a story about the music scene in New England and beyond, as only the Whitehaus could tell it.  Live classic Whitehaus shows,wacky hosts teling cool stories, Diggable early hootenanny performances, this is crucial listening!  Check it out!