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Typhoon - A New Kind of House

Typhoon - A New Kind of House


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    Overall, Typhoon’s A New Kind of House feels bright and optimistic in comparison to its moody predecessor, Hunger and Thirst. That being said, a noticeable darkness still lurks in beneath the record’s cheery surface. The blend of emotions created by Typhoon’s mammoth 12-piece lineup is relatable for listeners who have experienced hardship or loss--while we can move past rough patches in our lives, memories of these events often stick with us for years to come. Brimming with rich, dynamic vocal and instrumental harmonies, Typhoon fans will not be let down by A New Kind of House.

    TLE-028 (2011)
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Typhoon is a band of contradictions. The eleven-piece Portland supergroup is both wild and tightly structured, punk and symphonic. Frontman Kyle Morton’s lyrics are concerned primarily with death, but Typhoon’s songs are resoundingly triumphant. The truth is that the band, formed by high school friends who somewhat miraculously overcame the interpersonal challenges and logistical nightmares of keeping a project of this scale intact to full maturity, was just built that way. Morton has fought significant battles with illness over the course of his life and has at times left him struggling with meaning. Of Typhoon’s music he says, “You can consider it one very bewildered man’s attempt to explain the universe to the language of bewilderment.”

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