Dear Tracks quickly became one of our favorites via a slew of releases from Track & Field Records & Furious Hooves that have now lead Matt Messore and Victoria Ovenden to take on the new moniker of Houseplants, announcing their self-titled EP for release July 14 from Yellow K Records. Having already made a name for themselves by making some of the most ethereal & intimate essences of audio, Houseplants hem a sound that more than ever before resounds with a homeward bound sense of solitude where the feeling of being alone is expressed in an array of textures & atmospheres. Joining forces with the good folks that have given us releases from Japanese Breakfast, gobbinjr, New God, Ó, Luca, Mr. Husband & many more; Houseplants hone in on something beyond the exotic & lavish interior designs by orchestrating a sound that concerns itself with the thoughts & feelings that exist in our own inward reflections.
Which brings us to Matt & Victoria’s beautiful new single “Honey Garden” that is every bit of loveliness that is alluded to in both name, substance & style of sound. Like the west coast dream spell casters & pacific gazing & surfing sons, daughters & everyone else in between; Houseplants offer a visionary narrative that soars from their midwest home to find coastal inspires from shores both east & west. “Honey Garden” is like discovering an obscure in-door secret garden of floral wonders & all kinds of exotic plants to ignite the furtherest extents of the imagination. Both Matt & Victoria penned the following exclusive reflections/introduction for their new single:
We started working on this song over the spring / summer of last year and recorded it in October [of] 2016. “Honey Garden” is about the concept of loneliness within a relationship. This song was written to remember that what we have in our lives and what we experienced over time can be gone at any moment, and it’s essential to hold onto the moments and feelings that keep us together.
Houseplants’ self-titled EP will be available July 14 via Yellow K Records on both tape/digital.