Chicago dream pop duo, Houses are boyfriend/girlfriend, Dexter Tortoriell and Megan Messina. After Dexter was laid off, he and Megan moved to Hawaii into a cabin that did not have electricity, gas, or plumbing. During the day they worked for meals by learning to cultivate microorganisms, and at night they would record music and paint.
Dexter states, “The music comes from a place of love and ease.” But apparently, man can’t live on love alone, so once the two went broke, they moved back to Chicago and released their first album.
The band’s debut album, All Night dropped on 10/19/2010 on Lefse Records.
Houses – Soak It Up