Roman Ruins – ‘Homebuilding’
Here it is folks, the charming debut LP from Oakland native Graham Hill, aka Roman Ruins. The multi-faceted architect, designer, and drummer created this particular batch of tunes while touring Europe with Beach House back in 2010 (ever heard of them?). He was lonely for his then pregnant wife, and boom, out came 10 notably nostalgic lullaby’s. I highly recommend this LP for any/all upcoming road trips. SXSW here I come!
Purchase a vinyl copy of Homebuilding via Gold Robot Records. The wax is cut continuously, with no breaks between songs. So lovely!
via Gold Robot Records:
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. 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.
Stream/download the LP’s first 3 tracks below:
Snag a digital copy of Homebuilding HERE.
Also, check out this gorgeous video for album opener, “Mighty Love.” The video was filmed and edited by my friend and trusted Seattle videographer, Tyler Coray.