Proud to announce our next release, a 12” by Oakland’s Roman Ruins titled Homebuilding. We have pressed only 250 copies of this beauty on translucent milky white vinyl. The vinyl edition also is cut as a continuous A-side and B-side to highlight how the tracks were created.
Homebuilding is the debut album by 31 year-old Oakland-based songwriter and producer Graham Hil (Roman Ruins). Hill is an architect and landscape designer, with a thirst for methodical and process-oriented craft. Since 2008, Hill has played drums on tour with Beach House and Papercuts, and contributed to the recording of the former’s critically lauded album, Teen Dream. The music on Homebuilding creates a sense of home, lyrically exploring the range of bonds that hold families together. Hill began constructing these songs while on tour in Europe in early 2010, daydreaming in the van about his pregnant wife at home. Following the birth of their son that summer, it became clear that Hill was ushering in a family of songs about the process of growing a home, both architecturally and spiritually.
The record will be released on February 28th, you can now pre-order the album. All pre-orders will receive the MP3 files before the release date.
The first track, “Mighty Love”, premiered this morning on Ears of the Beholder and you can also stream/download through Soundcloud below.