Silo Sessions – Brian Wheat

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It’s been quite a while since we’ve uploaded a Halfway House Session – so that’s why we’re stoked to share this exclusive premiere of our good friend Brian Wheat’s Silo Session. Buffalo native/Minneapolis based Wheat teams up with the hometown music video blog to record two tracks from his fourth album Way Down Below. We love the idea of recording in a silo as one of our favorite band’s debut album(Great Lakes Swimmers self-titled) utilized the same concept. Compound that with one of our favorite humans and we feel like it’s definitely a winner.

Brian Wheat offers ‘a unique blend of Canadiana and Southwest dark film score folk’ on his forthcoming album which features some kick ass horns from members of Calexico. WDB was recorded @ Stone House Recording – home of the Halfway House Sessions – by the über-talented Peter Fox. Mr Wheat’s ‘Shiner St’ is featured on Halfway House Music Podcast #010 – but – ‘@ last’ ‘you & I’ can listen to another track ‘way down below’.

Silo Session 31 : Brian Wheat from silosessions on Vimeo.

Get to know Brian Wheat: Website. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.

Be sure to check out some other videos from Buffalo’s Silo Sessions – including their sesh with Halfway House alum Small Houses.

Halfway House Music Podcast #011


On this edition of the wildly popular music blog/podcast – we showcase 15 new(er) tracks. Discussions include bundling up, Puerto Rico, AirBnB & the demise of our world courtesy of mobile devices.


1) Something To Believe In – Tall Tales & The Silver Lining
2) Vamala – Champs
3) Year of the Dragon – Guy Blakeslee
4) Let The Mountain Come To You – Sam Cohen
5) Come Back Around – Strange Babes
6) Beat of Your Heart – Summer Heart
7) Keeping Everyone Happy – Mat Shoare
8) Ivan – Von Sell
9) Human – Kagu
10) I Know – Madaila
11) Valley of Tears – Pure X
12) Stranger – Alfie Connor
13) Sea Creatures – SOAK
14) Brazil – Declan/McKenna
15) Wake – Manatee Commune

Stop by the Creative Many Michigan House in Austin during SXSW – March 16-19!!! Also – check them out on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter.

New Music – The Tallest Man On Earth ‘Sagres’


After offering up an album teaser recently – The Tallest Man On Earth rewards our patience with the first single from Dark Bird Is Home(May 12th via Dead Oceans). We’ll be catching his set @ Eaux Claires Music Fest in July. You can perhaps select a date from the cities listed below. -Or- join us in Wisco.

Tour Dates:

5-13 Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre
5-14 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
5-16 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
5-18 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
5-21 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
5-26 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
5-27 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
5-28 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
5-29 Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
5-31 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theater
6-03 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
6-19-21 Hilvareenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival
6-19-21 Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
6-19-21 Munich, Germany – Southside Festival
6-23 London, England – Koko
6-24 Antwerp, Belgium – Openlucht Theater
6-25 Paris, France – Divan Du Monde
6-28-29 Stockholm, Sweden – Göta Lejon
6-30 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
6-27-07-04 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
7-02 Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
7-17-19 Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires Festival
7-17-19 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
10-12 Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
10-13 Berline, Germany – Huxley’s
10-14 Vienna, Austria – Arena
10-15 Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
10-19 London, England – Roundhouse
10-20 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC
10-21 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
10-23 Manchester, England – Albert Hall
10-24 Bexhill, England – De La Warr

Album Trailer:

Halfway House Music Podcast #010


This episode introduces 16 new tracks while Chris & Adam discuss topics such as dumbs in storms, hypochondriacs, the Super Bowl Halftime Show & of course – Chris getting old.

Pour yourself a nice hot toddy turn on the red lights & sit back & enjoy.

1) Coming Home – Leon Bridges
2) Gold Teeth – Hey Rosetta!
3) Phoenix – Complicated Animals
4) Through The Skylight – Grave Pool
5) To Die In L.A. – Lower Dens
6) Before – Cotillon
7) Destroyer – Panama
8) PeaceMaker – Mono Town
9) Duvan – Amason
10) In Between – Jib Kidder
11) Shiner St. – Brian Wheat
12) Solstice – Heaters
13) Phosphenes – Sylvia Vaser
14) I Want What You Got – Palace
15) I Ran Away – Vox Vidorra
16) Pulses – Hi-ker


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New Music – Lord Huron ‘The Night We Met’ & ‘Fool For Love’


Lord Huron has been offering up teasers of the forthcoming Strange Trails for the last week -or- so. Today they finally shared some audio. Here is the first track ‘The Night We Met':

UPDATE: Lord Huron has uploaded another new track.

While Strange Trails is due out Apri 7th – you can receive a FREE download of ‘The Night We Met’ & ‘Fool For Love’ if you sign up over @ the album’s web page here.


4/16 Portland, OR- Crystal Ballroom*
4/17 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre*
4/18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox*
4/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot*
4/21 Aspen, CO – Belly Up*
4/22 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre*
4/22-25 Kansas, City – Middle of the Map Fest
4/25 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater*
4/26 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
4/27 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre*
4/30 New York, NY – Terminal 5^
5/1 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer^
5/2 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club^
5/3 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club^
5/6 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium*
5/8 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
5/9 Houston, TX – House Of Blues*
5/10 Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall*
5/11 Austin, TX – Stubb’s*
5/13 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre#
5/14 San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre#
5/15 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre#
5/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern#
7/24 Floyd, VA – Floyd Fest

* Leon Bridges
^ Hamilton Leithauser
# Family of the Year

Halfway House Music Podcast #009


Once again Adam G. joins me for some music & babbling nonsense. In addition to playing some pretty rad new music – we discuss running errands, the Dollar Store & getting old(again). We revisit the ClickBait game as well as my childhood with a reading of a junior high school radio script.

Get those red lites turned on & find a cozy spot on the couch.

1) Comets – Ladada
2) Name On A Matchbook – Springtime Carnivore
3) Competition – The Dodos
4) Shirim – Melody’s Echo Chamber
5) Me God Liquor – Night Beds
6) Uppr Dwnr – Dream Brother
7) Saturday Night – The Wooden Sky
8) Flare Gun – In Tall Buildings
9) Connection – Valentiger
10) Love Love Love – Say Hi
11) Dark Side Of The Moon – Chris Staples
12) All Fire – Jungle of Love(via 24 HR Records)
13) Billions Of Eyes – Lady Lamb The BeeKeeper

Bonus: We’ve included a chat about the dumbing down of the world afterwards. Woot.

Here is the Spotify playlist(sans songs not found on Spotify).

Oh – click here to listen to Eddie Murphy’s ‘Boogie In Your Butt’.

Here’s the snap from Adam’s bingo night:


Be sure to tune into our other Halfway House Music Podcasts!!!

Halfway House Music Podcast #008


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1) Black Lemon – Generationals
2) Into The Dark – Graveyard Club
3) War – The Wands
4) Where You’ve Been – Hideout
5) Bloodlines – Mimicking Birds
6) Big Red Kite – Lobo
7) Cold Blood – Jesse Woods
8) Sick Black Lung – Ghost Heart
9) Salty Sweet – Ben Scott-Brandt
10) Bubble Guts – Hollywood Makeout
11) Signal Fires – Water Graves
12) Scorpio Moon – The Tulips
13) I’m Leaving – Low Roar

Check out the playlist on Spotify.

New Music – Vox Vidorra ‘Live From The Living Room’


Vox Vidorra is the latest project from Blue Molly’s Molly B & involves some very talented musicians: Scott Schultz Ryan K. Wilson & Theo Ndawillie II. The Live From The Living Room EP was recorded -you guessed it- live in a living room. & mercy -as evidenced by the video below- that Molly can saaang!!! Be sure to throw a fiver their way & download the EP. Let it soundtrack your holiday weekend.

Get to know Vox Vidorra: BandCamp. Facebook. iTunes.

Exclusive Album Stream – Black Whales ‘Through The Prism, Gently’


Seattle’s Black Whales has kindly offered Halfway House Music the opportunity to share with you all a ‘First Listen’ of their sophomore effort Through The Prism, Gently. And we couldn’t be more excited as the Psych-Pop-Rock band has hit a home run with their IndieGoGo funded album. You’ve listened to that Taylor Swift record enough already – so do your headphones a solid & give this ear candy a spin:

Through The Prism, Gently hits the record store shelves tomorrow – November 11th. Check back for album related links. Woot.

UPDATE: Through The Prism Gently is now available via ITunes, Amazon, BandCamp, Spotify & – for colored vinyls – via Sunless Sea Records.

For those of you lucky enough to reside in the Emerald City – Black Whales is having a bash to celebrate the release of Through the Prism, Gently @ the Tractor Tavern on Saturday November 29th. There – you’ll be able to snag physical copies of CD’s & limited edition colored vinyl(courtesy of Sunless Sea Records). DETAILS. TICKETS.

Get to know Black Whales: Website. BandCamp. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.

Halfway House Music Podcast #007


Greetings. It’s been quite a while since we’ve recorded a Halfway House Music Podcast. #007(in a collector’s series) doesn’t disappoint with lots of new music from up & comers.

Please enjoy @ your own discretion.


Cold Creeps – Owl John
Stay Gold – First Aid Kit
Morning Clouds – Whyte Horses
All Of My Life – Kevin Morby
Sea B!tch – Tallows
Black River – Wild Leaves
Next To You – Oh, Be Clever
House Of Cards – Holy, Holy
Disguise – Another Green World
In My Teeth – The Rosebuds
Tiny Prisms – Black Whales
Little Surfer Girl – The Yetis
Hold Tight – Midnight Faces
Irons In The Fire – Marshall McLean
Blurry Eyes – Ourlives
Good Talk – Bishop Allen

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