Caregiver / Heirloom
Abeele and Nouvion recorded "Caregiver" their debut single for Suicide Squeeze, in a church in rural Ontario. And it showcases a confident leap forward for Memoryhouse. Gone are the icy synths that washed across the duo's earlier songs. Oh yes, you will still find familiarity in Nouvion's voice, blanketed by that lush, ethereal reverb, and, in Abeele's arrangements, which remain subtle and moving as anything they've previous released. Yet, "Caregiver" underscores a more dynamic and ambitious sound palette for the band, placing an emphasis on organic instrumentation (upright piano, a string quartet, and natural drums) to augment their traditionally guitar and keyboard driven songs.