[Photo by Ekaterina Gorbacheva]
Los Angeles-based eclectic rock unit and recent Housecore Records signees SPIRIT IN THE ROOM are currently streaming a full live performance, portions of which initially debuted as part of En Minor’s livestream earlier this month. The twenty-two-minute set was filmed at The Brite Room, an extension of Music Freqs music store in Camarillo, California (formerly Rock City Studios) and serves as a precursor to the band’s as-yet-untitled EP, set for release in 2021.
Comments Housecore Records’ Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, En Minor, Scour, et al), “SPIRIT IN THE ROOM‘s set was excellent. The band was tight, the tones were sonic, and lead singer Dennis Sanders was hungry. All the makings of a band with a massive future.”
Adds Sanders, “This was a blast to do. A little awkward but the good kind of awkward. We just had to hit the ground running and that’s what we did. I’m grateful to the Housecore Family for giving us the opportunity to do it.”
Occupying a curious and alluring space between late ’60s Los Angeles, The Doors, Hawkwind, and Spiritualized all enveloped in the type of fog that once draped itself around Stonehenge, SPIRIT IN THE ROOM‘s audio manifestations are hazy, complex, and a challenge to categorize; a kaleidoscopic sound of sonic rebellion akin to an experimental version of Nine Inch Nails, Roxy Music, and Black Sabbath and as loud and aggressive as Refused. Emotional, sexy, and unpredictable, the band’s high energy live shows are at once a brick to the face and a soft place to fall.