Alt-rock band House Parties are excited to share their brand new single “Mid-Life Crisis,” officially out now via Equal Vision Records/Rude Records. The band has also shared a lyric video for the new track which fans can check out now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0VebsJ7BUo. Fans can stream “Mid-Life Crisis” now here.
Speaking on the new single the band shares,
“This song is for anyone who’s felt like they’ve had a mid-life crisis in their twenties. When everything is falling apart and you just can’t catch a break. That’s what Mid-Life Crisis is.”
After announcing their official signing with Equal Vision Records last month, House Parties will be releasing their brand-new EP Side Effects on January 19, 2024. The EP will feature previous single “Braindead,” a fiery energetic anthem about “knowing when someone is dumb,” along with newly released single “Mid-Life Crisis.” Fans can pre-save Side Effects here.
House Parties are currently on tour in support of Can’t Swim and Belmont, with upcoming dates to follow in Mesa, Anaheim, Sacramento, Denver, & Columbus. For tickets and additional information, please visit https://www.housepartiesband.com/.
Proof that everything is, in fact, bigger in Texas, HOUSE PARTIES trade in rubber-band, sky-reaching hooks, pogo-ready energy and complex, universal emotions that shine a light on topics like trauma, mental health, and anxiety.
The Dallas, Texas-based trio – vocalist Chaney Elaine, guitarist Spencer Trinidad and drummer Wesley K. Jones – formed in 2019, honing their craft during the COVID pandemic before unleashing their nostalgic blend of pop, rock, and pop-punk at a local Emo Nite party. Since then, they’ve crisscrossed the country, appearing at marquee events like Hawthorne Heights’ Is For Lovers festival and The Maine’s 8123 Day, while quickly ascending to their place as one of the Metroplex’s hottest acts.
And now, with the release of their Equal Vision Records debut EP, SIDE EFFECTS, House Parties are poised to cement themselves on a national level. Produced by Seth Henderson (who helmed the band’s 2021 EP, Tiny Rooms) and State Champs frontman Derek DiScanio, the paid behind their 2023 single “Cautious,” SIDE EFFECTS found the trio decamping to Always Be Genius Recording in Crown Point, Indiana, bringing with them a wide-eyed enthusiasm that’s front and center in the EP’s four songs.
“Working with Seth and Derek was a dream come true,” Elaine exclaims. “They helped us refine these songs in a way that was really night and day, adding ideas that really took them to the next level and opened our eyes to so many things. Those are lessons I’ll take with me and use every time I ever write another song.”
First single “Braindead,” blending breakbeat energy and elastic gang vocals, recalls erstwhile scene glory days so visceral you can almost feel your Vans melting in a Warped Tour parking lot, while the minor-key barnburning “Midlife Crisis” is a muscular slice of alt-rock that’s never soundtracked sorrow so sweetly. Add in the towering ballad “Waterworks,” and airy, dynamic “Get A Grip,” and you’ve got all the ingredients for one of 2024’s biggest breakout acts – but dig deeper, and you’ll really understand what House Parties is all about.
“Ultimately, all of these songs come from a very personal place,” Elaine says. “A song like ‘Get A Grip’ deals with that nagging negative voice in your head – the one that tells you, ‘You’re annoying. You’re not good enough. You’re a burden.’ Sometimes you need to get a grip and realize you’re not a terrible person. ‘Waterworks’ is about how we try so hard to hide our insecurities, but at the end of the day you still have to go home and look at yourself in the mirror. You can fool everyone else, but you can’t fool yourself.”
It’s this lyrical depth – and the sense of community it’s poised to foster among audiences – that’s poised to carry House Parties through SIDE EFFECTS and beyond, fully understanding there’s a bigger point to all of this and determined to use their platform for good.
“We want to show people our message and who we are,” Elaine says. “We’re a band who wants people to have a safe space where they can be themselves, where they don’t have to put up a front to be accepted. They can be themselves and just let loose.”
Pre-Save/Pre-Order ‘Side Effects’ here: https://houseparties.lnk.to/sideeffects
Side Effects Tracklisting:
2. Mid-Life Crisis
4. Get A Grip