Yama

Integrating a mixture of catchy EDM, in-your-face hiphop, and Indian devotional chant (Kirtan). 

The much anticipated third album is a confident fusion of soulful melodies and poignant lyrics from songstress Jaylen Green, no-holds-barred hip-hop from poet/rapper Zach Ketterhagen, and original Kirtan chants by Nema Nyar - screamingly cradled within electronica, soul, and jazz from the genius of arrangers and producers David Goddard and Phil Petrie. 

Yoga practitioners will likely notice the significance of the album’s title—Yama—which refers to the yogic disciplines of ahimsa (non-violence), satya (truthfulness), asteya (non-stealing), brahmacharya (walking in God consciousness) and aparigraha (non-possessiveness). The first five tracks are creative interpretations of each of these concepts. 

Don’t expect to be lulled by a gentle hand-holding “kum ba yah” —though The Householders posses the soul of more traditional kirtan, their contemporary sound would sit most comfortably next to Skrillex and Kanye West. But as their music weaves the sacred into the mundane The Householders explore the depths of a heartfelt and deeply personal spiritual journey. Their sound confirms an innate sense that something otherworldly upholds the world.

Available on iTunes

may 2015

 

STAND UP

Electro-pop dance music with a message. The Householders are an eclectic band of trained musicians, natural performers and passionate artists who are bound by the desire to create amazing music filled with positive energy and inspired intention.

Available on iTunes

June 10, 2014

 

SONGS FOR KALI

Kirtan, electronica, dance and hiphop music come together to create a sound that is both relevant to our times, yet unshakably rooted in the perennial wisdom of a timeless tradition. Weaving timeless sentiments within a contemporary sonic tapestry, The Householders sound embraces modern culture and strives to work with it, not against it. A ruthlessly honest and dissarmingly real expression of what it means to be a spiritual seeker in the twenty-first century.

Available on iTunes

February 22, 2013