As you know, the SHB are playing two Hometown gigs this weekend in Denver, Colorado. I was contacted by Reg Whitehead (I guess he’s a financial consultant who’s working with the band’s management) and he invited me to the shows! I’ll be posting updates upon my return. Wish me luck!
Today we will attempt to explain the history of the lost SHB track “November Girl”. A song that every true fan knows about, but has never heard. The song was written during the same flurry of activity that resulted in many Christopher House penned classics about Janine (and the mythical Kitchen Sessions). All signs point to the […]
Here’s my Part 2 look back on all things Christopher House and Pip Gethers. While Chris was now with Janine, his ugly chapter with Pip was from from over…- Finger We move ahead two plus years to 2007. Pip, in a rush to make it to a Boulder Toys ‘R Us before closing time, […]
Unusually hot day up here in the Pacific NW. Hope you are doing well. To put it bluntly, Christopher House has led a very colorful (and drama-filled) life. Many of you know about his rocky relationship with Janine (which we will explore later) but there’s more to his love life. Let’s not forget Pip Gethers who […]
Again, congrats to the SHB for its recent #1 single, City of Lights in the Dark”. Here’s what I’ve learned about the band’s newest single. After a long hiatus (and Chris’s Peppy Flavors EP), the band inched back together to record Consider The Stars. In a recent email exchange with SHB’s drummer, I learned Steve F. was […]
Everyone wonders about the much maligned Mumble and Shine. What happened? Was its reception unfair? Why no tour? Here’s my thoughts… – Finger It certainly came as a surprise to everyone when Mumble and Shine was announced and released shortly thereafter in the Spring of 2011. After a few spins, it was obvious to longtime […]
What do you think of SHB’s funky new song “Psychosassic”? I personally dig it. Word on the street is that Christopher House wrote the lyrics and music after reading Douglas Adams’ book Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. I’m sure we can expect “Psychosassic” to make its live debut on the upcoming Capture the Flag tour!
The long wait is over! The Staton-House Band’s eighth album, Consider the Stars, is out now! I’ve been listening for the past week or so and I gotta say it now. It’s flat out stunning. Definitely creeping up the all time rankings of SHB albums. Along with the first single, “COLITD”, I am really loving […]
SHB Is back with a vengeance! Their first single, “City of Lights In the Dark” from Consider the Stars has hit #1 on iTunes. I’m very excited for the band (and especially songwriter Steve F.). I just have one burning question. Where’s the 7″ single? vinyl baby… – Finger
The band’s first single of Consider the Stars is out now! “City of Lights in the Dark” is the first songwriting contribution from drummer Steve F. That’s sure a sign that the band is hitting on all cylinders and there troubled past is behind them.
Happy New Year all…Again, thought it would be fun to share my original 2005 review (from my Evergreen State College school paper, The Cooper Point Journal) of the band’s self titled 2nd album (that we all affectionately call The Green Album). – Finger Following on the heels of their engaging debut album, Joy Motel, The Staton-House […]
We got the track listing late last month and now we have the album art! This gorgeous design is courtesy of Christopher House, Rick Bayless and (longtime) friend of the band, Dan Manutsitch. Does the bear motif signify that the band is really comfortable living in California these days and wants to show the Golden […]
The Blue and the Black is pleased to exclusively announce the final track listing for the Staton-House Band’s 8th Studio album, Consider the Stars! City of Lights In the Dark Psychosassic Let Me Feel Your Pain Consider The Stars A Dream a Minute Losing Ground Capture the Flag Shelled Tesla’s Lovers Ivy Some great titles […]