Dave Hause

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Dave Hause
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Background information
Born (1978-03-12) March 12, 1978 (age 43)
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresPunk rock, alternative rock, folk rock, Americana, heartland rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, stick
Years activeMid-90s–present
LabelsJade Tree Records
Fat Wreck Chords
Paper + Plastick
Xtra Mile Recordings
Rise Records
Associated actsStep Ahead
The Curse
Paint It Black
The Loved Ones
The Falcon
The All Brights Dave Hause and The Mermaid

Dave Hause (born March 12, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter. He currently performs both solo and with his band The Mermaid. His music draws from heartland rock, folk rock and punk rock. He has also played in multiple Philadelphia, PA area punk and hardcore bands, including The Loved Ones and The Falcon.

Music and career[edit]

1990 to 2003: Early years and The Curse[edit]

In the mid-90s, Hause played guitar in a Philadelphia-based hardcore/punk band called Step Ahead, who released one album. After they broke up, Hause and Brendan Hill, the drummer from Step Ahead, formed The Curse.[1] The Curse, which featured Hause on guitar and sharing vocals, released two songs on the four-way split album The Philadelphia Sound and released a six-track EP on Hell Bent Records before playing their last show on April 12, 2003 opening for Kid Dynamite.[2] While with The Curse, he also played guitar and sang back-up vocals for Paint It Black.

2004 to 2008: The Loved Ones[edit]

In April 2004, he formed The Loved Ones with former Kid Dynamite member Michael "Spider" Cotterman and former Trial By Fire drummer Mike Sneeringer.[3] Shortly after, in July 2004, he quit Paint It Black to focus on The Loved Ones.[4]

2009 to 2012: Early solo career & Resolutions[edit]

In 2009, Hause performed solo material alongside Chuck Ragan, Tim Barry, and Jim Ward as part of Ragan's Revival Tour, a collaborative folk concert tour.[5]

Hause subsequently released his first solo music, a 7-inch single, in May 2010.[6] He released a CD single in December, 2010, followed by the January 24 release of his debut, full-length solo album, Resolutions via Paper + Plastick.[7] On 12 April 2011 a video was released for the song "Time Will Tell[8] The video pays homage to the 1967 Martin Scorsese short film The Big Shave. He was featured in The Gaslight Anthem's music video for their single "Bring It On" from their album American Slang.[9] A video for the song "C'mon Kid" was released on Sept 1st, 2011 via Rocksound.

In September, 2011, Xtra Mile Recordings licensed Resolutions and released the record in the UK and Europe and over the next two months, Hause performed across Europe with The Revival Tour, alongside Chuck Ragan, Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio, and Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem.[10]

In 2012, Hause released a series of five 7" singles, each on a different label.[11] Each 7" features two newly recorded versions of songs from Resolutions and two covers of songs from the catalog of the label of releasing that 7".[12] The first release came on Record Store Day and the last one in October, and the labels that released them were, in order, Side One Dummy Records, Jade Tree Records, Bridge Nine Records, Chunksaah Records and Sabot Productions.

2013 to 2016: Second album Devour[edit]

In early 2013, Hause was signed to Rise Records, who re-released his solo album Resolutions in March.[13] It was later announced that Rise would release his second solo album Devour, in October 2013.[14]

In December 2014 Dave Hause released his song "Seasons Greetings From Ferguson“ as a lyric video.[15] The song deals with police violence against African Americans and was written under the impact of the protests that followed the shooting of Michael Brown.

2017 to 2018: Bury Me in Philly and The Mermaid[edit]

Hause's third solo album Bury Me In Philly was released on February 3rd 2017. It was recorded and produced in Philadelphia by Eric Bazilian (The Hooters) and William Wittman.[16] A few days before the official release, the album was streamed in full at several websites.[17] Described as a unification of punk and Americana[18] by Rolling Stone, the record embraced a more optimistic outlook, influenced by falling in love again, moving from Philadelphia to California and the new musical collaboration between Dave and his brother Tim Hause.[19]

Until then Dave Hause had performed his solo material solo or as a duo but for the Bury Me In Philly tour he put together a band, The Mermaid,[20] composed of Dave on vocals and guitar, Dave´s brother Tim Hause on lead guitar, Miles Bentley (Jay Bentley´s son) on bass, Kevin Conroy on drums and Kayleigh Goldsworthy on keyboard. They toured American and Europe in this configuration; their first show in Cologne on March 1st 2017 was recorded for the German TV show Rockpalast (video).

In 2018, Hause continued touring across North America and Europe. He supported Brian Fallon and The Gaslight Anthem on their respective European tours with brother Tim.

2019: Kick[edit]

In 2019, Hause released his fourth solo record, Kick. He toured the record with The Mermaid, again performing across North America and Europe.

Inspiration and influences[edit]

Hause has cited Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, The Clash,[21] Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Hooters, Bryan Adams, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Misfits, Sick Of It All, Steve Earle, Tori Amos, The Bouncing Souls, Avail, Patty Griffin, Brandi Carlile,[22] Hot Water Music, Social Distortion, the Ramones and Pearl Jam as influences.




  • "Melanin" 7" (Bantic Media, 2010)
  • "Resolutions" EP (Paper + Plastick, 2010)[23]
  • "Resolutions" 7" (Side One Dummy Records, 2012)
  • "Heavy Heart" 7" (Jade Tree Records, 2012)
  • "Pray for Tucson" 7" (Bridge Nine Records, 2012)
  • "Time Will Tell" 7" (Chunksaah Records, 2012)
  • "C’mon Kid" 7" (Sabot Productions, 2012)[24]
  • "C'mon Kid" 7" (Xtramile Recordings, 2013)[25]
  • "Home Alone" (Rise Records, 2015)
  • "September Haze" (End Hits Records, 2019)
  • "Patty" (2020)
  • "Paddy" (2020)


  • "Time Will Tell" (2011)
  • "C'mon Kid" (2011)
  • "C'mon Kid" (PIV session - 2011)[26]
  • "Seasons Greetings From Ferguson" (2014)
  • "The Flinch" (2017)
  • “Bury Me In Philly” (2018)

With Step Ahead[edit]

  • There's Always Hope! (Initforit Records, 1998)

With The Curse[edit]

With Paint It Black[edit]

With The Loved Ones[edit]

With The All Brights[edit]

  • ...Are Wild For The Night (Red Scare Industries, 2015)
  • The White Album EP (Red Scare Industries, 2018)

With The Falcon[edit]


  1. ^ "Music4Autobahns Interview: The Curse (Dave Hause from the Loved Ones)". YouTube. 17 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Kid Dynamite Openers: Grey Area Reunion / Curse Breaking Up?". Punknews.org. 2003-03-22. Retrieved 2016-09-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Members of Kid Dynamite/Trial By Fire/Paint It Black form The Loved Ones". Punknews.org. 2004-04-04. Retrieved 2016-09-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Dave Hause leaves Paint It Black". Punknews.org. 2004-07-02. Retrieved 2016-09-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Tours: Chuck Ragan / Jim Ward / Tim Barry / Dave Hause (Revival Tour 2009)". Punknews.org.
  6. ^ "Dave Hause (The Loved Ones) to release solo 7". Punknews.org. 2010-05-03. Retrieved 2016-09-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2011-01-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Media - WATCH: Dave Hause 'Tells Time' With A Shave (FILTER Premiere)". FILTER Magazine. 2011-04-12. Retrieved 2016-09-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "PREMIERE: Gaslight Anthem's Divorce Video". SPIN. 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2016-09-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Tours: Brian Fallon / Chuck Ragan / Dave Hause / Dan Andriano (Revival Tour Europe)". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2016-09-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Dave Hause plans 7-inch series for 2012". Punknews.org. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2016-09-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-07. Retrieved 2012-04-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Rise Records signs Dave Hause, re-release 'Resolutions'". Punknews.org. 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2013-07-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Dave Hause to release 'Devour' this October, streams new song". Punknews.org. 2013-07-12. Retrieved 2013-07-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ DAVE HAUSE OFFICIAL (2014-12-05), Seasons Greetings From Ferguson, retrieved 2018-08-28
  16. ^ "Interview: Matt Chrystal Chats with Dave Hause". www.cooldadmusic.com. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  17. ^ "Listen to Dave Hause's new album, Bury Me In Philly - The Key". The Key. 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  18. ^ Hudak, Joseph (2017-02-03). "How Dave Hause Married Punk and Americana on Marvelous New Album". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  19. ^ "Dave Hause Interview". TrunkSpace. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  20. ^ "Dave Hause Interview | Jaded In Chicago". www.jadedinchicago.com. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  21. ^ Crawford, Robert (2017-05-30). "Hear Americana Punk Dave Hause Talk Misfits, U2 With Chris Shiflett". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  22. ^ "Mable Syndrome Punk Rock Podcast: Season 2 Episode 24: Dave Hause". mablesyndrome.libsyn.com. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-04. Retrieved 2010-12-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  24. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-01. Retrieved 2012-08-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  25. ^ "Dave Hause - C'mon Kid". Xtra Mile Recordings. Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2016-09-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. ^ "Dave Hause of The Loved Ones "C'mon Kid" Punks in Vegas Stripped Down Session". YouTube. 23 July 2011.