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Spanspek Spotlight: Planets Live In Houses

Good day to you again!  The Festival is almost upon us and it's super exciting!  LET US DO THIS THING!

Anywho, on to our next band profile!  Lets get to know Fresno indie-instrumental group PLANETS LIVE IN HOUSES!
Here's what the "This Thing Called Progress" blog had to say about PLIH and their recent self-titled EP back in May 2014:

Planets Live in Houses are ambitious with their sounds. Sucking you in with a twinkly, instrumental rendition of your favourite indie bands and then gradually turning up the math rock, adding in the peaks and the troughs; over the course of Wolf Computer, the opening song, they’ve already done so much and still build to a glorious hard rock finish that culminates in a wave of fuzzed out guitar work.

[Planets Live In Houses] continue to build on [their] already impressive sound with examples of sampling, hints of ambience and film scores which they never shoehorn in but instead plant the seeds and allow them to work their way up and around the existing structures.

So intricately constructed yet maintaining a feel of improvisation the material on offer here feels like the work of a collective rather than a band, rich with textures and influences. It’s an enticing and rewarding listen which reveals new aspects on each spin.

These fellas are all straight up noodle virtuosity and it's awesome to behold: 
It's been a while since we've had some instrumental badassness in the the Planets Live In House.  Hehehe.  Sometimes this stuff just writes itself!  Anywho, this is gonna be a hellavu good time!

For more info on Planets Live In Houses, visit the following:

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That's it for now!  See you next time with more profiles and stuff!!!


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