Tomorrow's Homes Today

by Advance Base

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released October 7, 2013

Released as a companion piece to Advance Base's Washington Phillips tribute EP, The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere (released earlier this year on Orindal/Caldo Verde), Advance Base's Owen Ashworth has re-imagined Stephin Merritt's classic 1992 indie pop EP, The House of Tomorrow, as Tomorrow's Homes Today.

Whereas each song on the Magnetic Fields' The House of Tomorrow EP was digitally constructed from a single, repeating musical phrase, Ashworth has built his cover versions from loose, ragged, live performances of autoharp, electric piano, Omnichord, Mellotron, & kitchen-sink percussion, recorded entirely on 4-track cassette & accompanied by Ashworth's own warm baritone.

Five loop songs to make the cypher complete
Rhodes, autoharp, fuzz bass, Hohner Bass 3, Omnichord, Mellotron samples, drums, percussion, rhythm box, sampler, vocals, reverb, & tape machine & cover art by Owen Ashworth

All songs written by Stephin Merritt, published by Gay and Loud (ASCAP)

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Depressed, nostalgia-obsessed, lo-fi pop made out of electric pianos & drum machines by Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone)

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