“Play Loud, Dance Slow” ….Meet, Shadowhouse


If your looking to hear something new, you’ve come to the right place. I’m no expert on post punk/goth , but what I can tell you is that Shadowhouse can lay down some well written songs with some cool music that may remind you of the early 80’s just a little bit or maybe a hint of VU. Give a listen to them, start your day off with something you’ve never listened to before. Tell your friends about this cool Band that you heard first about at 50thirdand3rd.com…Very well done, love the guitar work……..

Let’s Meet The Band

Hi our name is….

SHADOWHOUSE. Shithouse if we had too much.

And our sound might be best described as….

A deafening wave of Vox amps and analog synths.

We are…..

in alphabetical order…
Josh- Drums
Justin- Bass
Shane- Vocals/Guitar

We are originally from…..
Ashley “Portland, Oregon”
Josh “Vancouver, Washington”
Justin “Olympia, Washington”
Shane “Portland”

The first time we met was…..

Shane: “Ashley and I grew up in the Portland punk scene together.”
Josh: “My old band played a show with SHADOWHOUSE at one of their first shows, and when I found out the old drummer was
leaving I hit them up and offered to try out.”

We knew we were going to be a Band when………

Ashley: “Shane started writing songs and realized he needed people to play them.”

Before starting the band we were employed as…….

Shane: “None of us quit are day jobs yet, except Josh.”

Our craziest gig ever was….

Ashley: “The time Shane knocked out this yuppie that was being a grabby creep to all the girls at The Langano Lounge in Portland. Half a dozen cops were called, and closed the street looking for him.
He ended up getting away because one of our friends with a giant charge was blocking the only security camera that would have caught the whole thing.”

The first song we wrote was…….

Lonely Psalm was the fist song we learned together

It’s about……
Shane’s off and on struggle with alcoholism

What we are currently listening to….

Ashley: “Too much incredible girl stuff! Dead Cult, Fuzzbox, Lebanon Hanover, Winter Severity Index, Chin Chin, Xmal Deutschland, Crimson Scarlet and The Comes”
Josh: Lately i have been listening to The Gun Club, Lowlife, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Grimes, Joy Division, The Strokes, Beck, White fence, Lunch, Mister Tang, The Chameleons, Peace (B.C) and Sleep
Justin: Rudimentary Peni, Mercyful Fate, Nuclear Death, Malaria!
Shane: Kate Bush, The Cure, Lebanon Hanover, Void Vision, Linea Aspera, Dream Affair, Winter severity index, Black Marble, Mode Moderne, Spectres, Lowlife, SSQ, Eleven Pond, Terminal A, Cat Party,Rudimentary Peni, The Chameleons,
Our Fading smiles, For against, Sad lovers and giants.

A few albums we could never part with….

Ash “The Damned ‘Phantasmagoria’, Screaming Dead ’Night Creatures’, Chameleons ‘Script of the Bridge’ and Broken Bones ‘Dem Bones’
Justin: Death Church, Bride of Insect/Carrion for Worm, The Evil One, Invasion of the Porky Men
Shane: Hounds of love, Disintegration, Playback, Script of the bridge, Diminuendo

For fun we like to…..

What we love to do together besides playing music is dropping cinder blocks off freeway overpasses into heavy traffic.

The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us……


from us in 2014….

A West Coast tour in July, re-release of our Haunted single (limited to 100 only!) on white vinyl, and our first full length LP out on Mass Media Records!

Shadowhouse, Facebook

This Interview was made possible by our friends at

Very Gun Records

They have plenty of cool Bands for you to check out and you can pick up some very cool stuff while your there


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Co-founder of 50thirdand3rd, stepped away to spend time with family and write. From Pittsburgh, now in Florida, Cool Canadian artist wife, 4 great kids, and two granddaughters!! I'm a lucky guy!

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