First Spin: Memoryhouse's Dreamy Debut LP 'The Slideshow Effect'

[Photo: Vanessa Heins]
[Photo: Vanessa Heins]
Devon Maloney WRITTEN BY
Devon Maloney

Since signing to Sub Pop last September, dream-pop duo Memoryhouse have been busy cleaning up their sound for their emergence from the basement stage. On their new album, The Slideshow Effect, the Toronto act toy with our emotional fragility in the wake of Rilo Kiley's official breakup last summer; songs like "Pale Blue" evoke visions of a mythical collaboration project of Jenny Lewis, Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls, and Victoria LeGrand of Beach House. Important note: We're talking about Memoryhouse, not Memory Tapes, the Grammy-nominated, Carpark Records-signed project of Dayve Hawk. (Confused? Stick with us, you'll be fine.)

Slideshow drops in the U.S. February 28 via Sub Pop (you can order it at iTunes and Amazon). Here's an exclusive first listen:

Memoryhouse Tour Dates:
February 28 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
February 29 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
March 1 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
March 2 - Ames, IA @ Maintenance Shop
March 3 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
March 5 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
March 7 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
March 8 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
March 9 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
March 10 - Vancouver, Canada @ Waldorf Hotel
March 11 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
March 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
March 15 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club
March 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
March 17 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
March 23 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Glasgow School of Arts
March 24 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
March 26 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ Deaf Institute
March 27 - Bristol, United Kingdom @ Louisiana
March 28 - London, United Kingdom @ Cargo - London
March 30 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
March 21 - Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
April 1 - Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
April 2 - Munich, Germany @ 59:1
April 4 - Gent, Belgium @ Charlatan
April 5 - Paris, France @ Fleche D'Or

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