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Spanspek Album Review: Planets Live In Houses Self-Titled Debut

Yeesh, I did not intend for 2014 to go by this long without a blog post!

Never fear faithful reader, we here at Spanspek Headquarters are never gone for long!  So with that said, lets get this new year started with some new music and bloggings!  First up for 2014 is the fine debut from Fresno instrumental group Planets Live In Houses!
Expanding on last years Clouder EP, the new album by Planets Live In Houses finds the Fresno quartet showcasing their instrumental bona fides.  Like Explosions in the Sky before them, the band manages to pull off that most tricky of moves: being an instrumental band that evokes high emotion.  The incandescent ballad "My Girlfriend Died in a Fire" sounds like the comfort one finds in loved ones, even as the heart aches.  Fearless closer "Bare Claws" takes hold with authority, winding effortlessly through breathless corridors.  The song also piles on the timbres, matching squealing saxophone that wakes the dead with the metallurgic moans of those same restless souls heading back to their graves.  If this record is any indication, 2014 is going to be a good year for local music.  

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