Memoryhouse: A Blissed-Out And Beautifully Murky ‘Heirloom’

Memoryhouse – “Heirloom” from Jamie Harley on Vimeo.

Just came across Memoryhouse today when I read that they have signed with Sub Pop. I can’t say I’ve heard too much about this Toronto pop duo just yet, but they seem to be wading in the same waters as labelmates Beach House and Papercuts. That is, they play gorgeous, blissed-out dream pop filled with reverb, washed out vocals and crisp guitars that cut through the murky beauty.

While their Sub Pop debut isn’t due for awhile, check out this fantastic video for the song “Heirloom” — directed by Jamie Harley that uses old footage from Morocco and London shot back in 1968 for some film called Home Movie. I love the blasted out colors and grainy footage from what looks to be 16mm stock. It works very nicely with the mood of the song.

I look forward to hearing more from this band this year.