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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

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

WFR002: Hoot Comp, Vol. 2 (CD-R)

They got big, they grew strong. Recordings from the first Whitehaus hootenannies in spring of 2007. All the hits from Debbie, Uncle Shoe, The Meadowlarks, and more of your favorites. Plus tracks from California‚Äôs ‘Trapeze and Carrots’ at the first ever hoot feature, and some rare spoken word from ‘The Cups’ Matt Ferrell! Recorded in hi-fi, mixed, and mastered by in-haus audio engineer Shane Myrbeck!

Released on CD-R in stamped chipboard sleeves. Original pressings included a CD-R with printed doorbell image and a card-stock insert on 1 of 12 different collages by either Arkm Foam,

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Brian S. Ellis, or Many Mansions. Following pressings included flimsier inserts and stamped or handwritten CD-Rs. (1st edition approx. 100, later editions approx. 300)

Listen / download the whole album for free at archive.org

WFR001: Hoot Comp, Vol. 1 (CD-R)

The oldest of the old. Talking widemouths popping, clicking, snapping; anything to keep our neighbors sleeping through the blasting, blissfull, beginning. Early recordings from the first of hundreds of Jamaica Plain hootenannies. Recorded at the legendary treehaus in 2006 by Harry Smith?. Includes tracks by Uncle Shoe, Shira E, Shane Myrbeck, Debbie & The Bullets, The Cups, Morgan Shaker, Many Mansions, Greg Mullen, Alan Hague and more!

Originally circulated as a handmade cassette-mix for Mauser consumption only, then rereleased as a CD-R in chipboard sleeves with stamp-collaged covers and dubbed the first ever Whitehaus Family Record! First pressing CDs are printed with the “Hoot” doorbell image, later edition discs were stamped or handwritten. (1st edition approx. 60, later editions approx. 300)

Listen / download the album for free at archive.org