Shadowhouse describe themselves as “post-punk/goth” from Portland, Oregon. I don’t get around to those genres too often but, for the most part, appreciate what is going on here. Reverby guitar riffs, big drum sounds, synthesizers, and a deep, booming voice. Every piece sounds like it was recorded in a different section of a spooky cave on the Oregon coast. If you’re tired of your favorite ‘80s singers acting like assholes or paying two hundred dollars to see some cover act at an embarrassing convention, try this LP out. It’ll get the job done.
–John Mule (Mass Media, massmediarecords.com)