CL Premiere: "Take My Hand," says House Of I, which releases Alienation on January 22

Listen to the new track before the release show at Gulfport's Blueberry Patch.

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click to enlarge House Of I, which plays Blueberry Patch in Gulfport, Florida on January 22, 2018. - Ryan Lindquist
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House Of I, which plays Blueberry Patch in Gulfport, Florida on January 22, 2018.

This time last year, House Of I simply wanted to get in front of as many Bay area audiences as it possibly could. That's life when you're a Miami-based band introducing yourself to fans in your new hometown, but now the group — guitarists Daniel Caballero and Kenneth Rodriguez, bassist Emmit Dobyn plus drummer Elizabeth Piedrahita — is set to give listeners something to hold on to.

On Monday, House Of I will head to Gulfport and release a new album, Alienation, at The Blueberry Patch.

In a message to CL, House Of I said that "Alienation represents the experiences and perspective we share collectively as a group on today's society and the people we interact with." The album was self-recorded and mixed over the last four years, and some of the songs were written as far back as 2011 meaning the effort represents a wide swath of the band's development as songwriter. Noise Miami handled the mastering, and the band tapped Yahli Ilan to create the artwork.

In a new song, House Of I, is refusing to fight with ghosts and offering its hands in an effort to help listeners understand the trouble with wishing wells and the importance of taking control of your own life. 

Have a listen to the track — and get more information on the show — below. Follow House Of I on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

House Of I Album Release
Mon. Jan. 22, 8 p.m. $5.
Blueberry Patch, 4923 20th Ave. S., Gulfport.
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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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