Builder of the House
|Builder of the House|
|Origin||Portland, Maine, United States|
|Genres||Folk pop, indie folk|
Leigh Charest (touring)
Builder of the House is an American folk pop band formed in Portland, Maine in 2011, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Rob Cimitile and drummer Elliot Heeschen. Cimitile began performing under the name Builder of the House in 2010, but the group was cemented after Rob and Elliot met as members of a Zimbabwean marimba band. The band's musical style includes elements of Americana, roots, folk, and African music in a modern pop idiom augmented with electronic sounds.
In performance, the band utilizes live looping, samples, and synthesizers, as well as acoustic instruments. They currently perform as a trio with the addition of keyboardist and background vocalist Leigh Charest. The band has opened for Kaleo (band), Dylan LeBlanc, Pearl and the Beard, and Kristeen Young.
According to Rob Cimitile, the band's name is derived from a Buddhist parable about the root of human suffering.
Since the release of two EP's and their first full-length album, Ornaments (sonaBLAST! Records 2017), the band's music has been featured several films including Don’t Think Twice (Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs), Better Start Running (Jeremy Irons, Analeigh Tipton), and Totem (film) (HBO).
Music videos for the songs "There Is No Hourglass, Only Sand" and "Look at the Man" have received acclaim at music award shows and domestic and international film festivals.
|Ornaments||2017||SonaBLAST! Records||Recorded and mixed at Acadia Recording Company; mastered by Pat Keane Mastering|
|Hourglass||2015||SonaBLAST! Records||Recorded and mixed at Acadia Recording Company; mastered by Jack Murray at Odds Are Studios|
|I Am a Tidal Wave||2012||All songs written, recorded and produced by Rob Cimitile.|
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