The Gaslight Anthem have added Dave Hause as support for their tour in July. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More.”
Dave Hause will be releasing a series of five 7”s via five difference labels that feature all ten songs from his Resolutions LP rearranged in addition to two covers from each of the labels releasing the 7”s. You can check out a message from Hause below by clicking “Read More.”
After multiple delays, PropertyOfZack is glad to finally be posting our interview with Dave Hause. Dave and I discussed how his solo career has taken off in terms of touring and reception in recent months, how The Loved Ones’s new record is less collaborative than normal, the future for The Loved Ones, and much more. Read up and enjoy!
You kicked off the summer by opening for The Bouncing Souls on their discography tour in New York City. How was that?
I played with The Loved Ones one night and played solo another night. It was great. We had a really good time playing. It was the second show we had done this year. The response was overwhelmingly positive. It was really awesome. The solo show was great too. It was cool to play to a New York City audience where the room was filled up. Both shows were pretty different.
You’ve done quite a bit of solo touring over the last year whether it be with The Bouncing Souls and Hot Water Music in Australia or your own Canadian tour. Has it been an interesting experiencing going from full band touring for so many years to do these large bulk of solo shows?
I did a scattered bit of touring last year, but this year has been pretty intense. I’ve done two trips out to the west coast, a full headlining run on the east coast, two trips to Canada, and Australia and the UK. I’ve just been going hard. It’s been great. I’ve been seeing growth. It’s that feeling that I had when I started The Loved Ones of watching it sort of catch on.
Is it definitely enjoyable to actually be starting over again and to see growth?
A lot of people in our world have released solo records. There are some preconceived notions on what that should be, and I just didn’t make an acoustic punk record. That was never my intention. I’ve never been much of a flag-waving punk. As far as the way I approach music, I don’t think along the lines of what people expect out of a genre. When I set out to make this solo record, I wondered what the expectations were going to be. It’s been exciting for people to respond positively.
Resolutions was released in January via Paper + Plastick. Have you noticed that the album has stayed with listeners as well?
I’m getting responses from people as they get it. I did a week of touring with Alkaline Trio in California and people told me they loved the record. Everything is growing and everything is cool.
How was the writing process for that album compared to your writing with The Loved Ones?
The Loved Ones is more collaborative, or at least the first two records were. I’m not sure how this next Loved Ones record is going to shape up. We’re all busy and two of us live in Brooklyn while two of us live in Philly. I’ve been writing songs for the record, but I’m not sure how collaborative it’ll end up being. The writing process will be done, everyone will put their spices on it, and we’ll record it. It wasn’t that different, other than I wasn’t writing songs to bring to a band. I kept on my own and brought them to the various people that played on the record. It wasn’t all that different, I just approached the songs differently because there were no preconceived notions of what they should sound like.