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Houses' Dexter Tortoriello and Megan Messina hail from Chicago, but the roots of their dreamy electro-pop can be traced back to a potent three-month stay in Hawaii. Tortoriello played in metal and noise bands during his teens in suburban Illinois, while he also battled additions to crack and heroin. He spent much of that time in rehab and halfway houses, and in 2006 Tortoriello quit Columbia College to stay at a rehab facility in California. He ended up following Jesse Logan, one of his counselors, to Salt Lake City; while helping Logan open his own halfway house, Tortoriello also got musical advice from him. Around this time, he began a solo project called Hospital Tapes. Tortoriello returned to Illinois in 2009 and got a job at a local Apple store, where he met Messina, one of his cowork... Read more



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Houses' Dexter Tortoriello and Megan Messina hail from Chicago, but the roots of their dreamy electro-pop can be traced back to a potent three-month stay in Hawaii. Tortoriello played in metal and noise bands during his teens in suburban Illinois, while he also battled additions to crack and heroin. He spent much of that time in rehab and halfway h...
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Press Quotes

"It’s hard not to think of their self-imposed isolation in Hawaii while listening to “Reds,” not just because of the lines about the warm winds and red skies, but because of the whispered promises to stay together here." - Stereogum

"Houses have never been about overwhelming their audiences—as All Night makes clear, their music is about creating an inviting atmosphere from lush, airy electronic melodies, hypnotic beats, and the softly cooed vocal harmonies of a lovestruck young couple." - Chicago Reader

"This is almost certainly the pinnacle of a much-debated chillwave genre’s splurge of output; bedroom music that relies on its energy and message of escapism. Tortoriello takes his listeners on a journey, through every jolt of thunder and every ray of sun, massaging the ears with thick blasts of luscious, electronic delights. You never want it to stop." - The Line of the Best Fit

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