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House of Harm have one of the most unique and most familiar sounds in Boston. The trio's latest single, "Roseglass," is described as "shadow-pop" in their press release, and that's a perfect description for their sound. It's a dark version of New Wave without getting quite as post-punk as Joy Division. "Roseglass" is reminding me of a darker version of Pet Shop Boys or Depeche Mode while still having a pop style sound. The song doesn't quite sound like the 80's or 2023, but almost like this alternate reality where both eras happen at the same time.
Lead singer Michael Rocheford says about the band's new single:
“;Roseglass' is about the human cycle of putting yourself into situations where you feel like you’re an intruder for the sake of a better outcome later.”