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Andy Hamilton is giving away music

Houses primary songwriter Andy Hamilton has a lot more where that came from. And he's feeling generous. Yesterday he announced plans to start giving away music. "Well, I've got a hundred songs doing nothing but taking up space on my external hard drive," he tells us. "They aren't doing me any good just sitting there."

"Some of these tunes were intended to be Houses tunes," he adds. "Some were meant to be used in an indie film that never made it to the screen. The rest are just goofy little tunes that I wrote in the shower or while counting pixels through the smoke or in my sleep while flying my magic timeship through London in 1965."

At some point, Hamilton plans to release a proper album of solo material, to be titled The Magical Mind of Mr. Miracle & other such nonsense. It will be self-recorded -- and, we imagine, it will be a welcome diversion for Hamilton from the increasingly scrutinized Houses.

The bottom line here is that Andy Hamilton is a terrifically talented musician whose B-sides are probably still going to be excellent. Houses' music has evolved from the ebullient Spring to the menacing Fall to whatever Winter winds up being, and the songs he's stored away probably represent every part of the spectrum.

Exactly how and when he'll put this stuff out is still in the works, but it will be soon, and it will be free. We'll be sure to point you in the right direction when the time comes.

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Kiernan Maletsky is Westword's music editor. His writing has appeared in alt-weeklies around the country as well as Miley Cyrus's mom's Twitter feed.
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