"Caught somewhere between the frustration and anguish of Pearl Jam and the inconsolable heartbreak of Nick Drake, White Houses is, in fact, a memorable affair; a fleeting yet poignant encounter that, given the chance...promises not to leave you unmoved." - AMPLIFIER "Leaving Rouge adeptly twist atmospheric melodies and distorted guitars into a cocoon full of Hoen's richly descriptive vocals. Sonically, they rise, fall, twist, contort, spiral and contract with breathtakingly perfect symmetry." - INK 19 "With its wafting melodies and patient hooks, White Houses is light, genial and entrancing enough to demand ears of all ages - it'll win with emo twentysomethings as well as their mid-management parents." - REAL DETROIT WEEKLY After releasing the White Houses EP in 2004, Leaving Rouge locked themselves inside a Detroit warehouse for over a year to write and compose. The result is Elsewhere, the band's third release and first fully realized album. Elsewhere sees the band focusing more on songs and less on the atmospherics and textures that marked their first releases, resulting in a rich, well-crafted piece of Midwestern damage (Ã la The Replacements or Red House Painters) with nods to indie rock's roots (The Smiths, REM) while retaining the band's hard-earned sound and naked lyricism.