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JIM & THE FRENCH VANILLA

AFRAID OF THE HOUSE

DIRTNAP



LP + download

Released: 10th Feb 2017

£22.99 £7.99


this is the solo project of Jim Blaha from The Blind Shake – they of the totally raging garage-rock belter from 2016, ‘celebrate your worth’.

This is his third album under this moniker, but the first to be made widely available. The first two albums were acoustic, one-man-band affairs, but here he expands to a full band sound, to great effect. The basic songwriting retains the distinctive, mystical, other-worldly atmosphere of his parent band, but the instrumentation and sound are both stripped down to their essence, dialing way back on the loud-psych stamp of his main band. Raw, feral, but incredibly catchy, this album covers a wider sonic pallet, from poppy to heavy, from atmospheric to wild. It reflects a wide range of ideas and emotion, while maintaining a solid consistency throughout. “…there is a sense of freedom and mischief… a powerful exercise in no-frills, high-impact rock & roll.” - allmusic

AFRAID OF THE HOUSE

Tracklist

  1. When You?re Down
  2. I?m Just Sitting Here
  3. Back Home
  4. Take It To The Grave
  5. Not Even War 6. Eye For An Eye
  6. Grow Like Rabbits
  7. Psychic Killer
  8. I Have To Slow Down
  9. Green Curtains
  10. Lonely Man