Shadowhouse | Post Punk / USA
Among the earlier bands to emerge in what’s become a vibrant and world-renowned post-punk scene in Portland OR, Shadowhouse, founded and spearheaded by mainstay Shane McCauley, has specialized from the beginning in a nostalgic, yearning brand of post-punk that ranges from the damaged heroic to the hauntingly personal. Heading into their eighth year and on the precipice of a new stage of their career, Shadowhouse delivers the second incoming LP Forsaken Forgotten. While still remaining true to their working class, punk rock roots, this new incarnation of the band is set to take their sound beyond previous horizons. The fiery potential that has informed their work up to this point is poised to blow up anew heading into 2022.
Taking a template roughly carved by the Chameleons and reshaping it in their own image, Shadowhouse has remained true to their vision despite personnel shake-ups that would have poleaxed lesser bands. Operating now as a five-piece – Shane McCauley and Carl Simpson on guitar, Tapani ‘Taps’ Sernesky on bass, Noel Silhan on keys and Thomas Michael on drums – the Shadowhouse foundation has only grown stronger. Previous tours have traversed the States, Europe and Russia, sharing stages with Mode Moderne, The Mob, Eleven Pond, Trisomie 21, Gitane Demond Quartet, Ash Code, Geometric Vision, Melting Walkmen, Horror Vacui, Masquerade and many others. They’ve also participated in various festivals such as Return to the Bat Cave in Poland, Verboden in Canada and Out in the Shadows in Portland.