Taking a cue from Bauhaus' "Dark Entries," the psych-fuzz duo White Hills has released a new single called "No Will." This post-punk/gothic nod was pulled from the band's upcoming new release, Walks For Motorists, which will be out on April 6th via Thrill Jockey Records.
Check out the track:
After that, read up on the release. All info, links and sounds were supplied by Thrill Jockey Records.
Psych rockers White Hills share new track 'No Will'
Taken from forthcoming new album Walks For Motorists out 6th April
White Hills on tour throughout this April & May, including dates with Mudhoney
"Demented, wigged out and stupendously mind-blowing" - Classic Rock
"Crunchy psychedelia-imbued creep-rock featuring some growling heavily reverbed vocals and drums" - The 405
"Successfully melded disparate in uences and genres to bring to life their chilling and dystopian world view" - Shindig
White Hills have been a fixture of the psych-rock revivalist scene for a number of years now, thanks to a sound that brought Hawkwind-style, blissed out cosmic sprawl down to an intimate scale.
Their forthcoming new record Walks for Motorists (produced by David Wrench, who’s worked with FKA Twigs, Jungle, Caribou), was their first album they recorded outside of their native New York City, and the temporary move to the countryside in Bryn Derwen, Wales for the recording seems to have had the opposite of the effect you might suspect the pastoral scenery would have.
Their brilliant new single 'No Will' which you can listen below, is a taut, almost gothic post-punk track that's reminiscent of prime-era Bauhaus... taking the pair’s psych trip to an intriguing dark side. Perhaps inspired by their work with Jim Jarmusch on the vampire movie Only Lovers Left Alive last year?
LISTEN: No Will
Walks For Motorists will be released on 6th April and will be available on LP, CD and digital download.
White Hills have been developing an entirely new live set focusing on new music, and will be playing many major festivals in 2015, including Roadburn, Primavera, ATP Iceland, and selected dates with grunge heroes Mudhoney. Full list of tour dates are below:
White Hills 2015 European Tour:
Thu April 9th Manchester, UK - Islington Mill - tickets
Fri April 10th London, UK - Birthdays - tickets
Sun April 12th Tilburg, The Netherlands - 013 (Roadburn Festival) - tickets
Mon April 13th Hamburg, Germany - Molotow Club - tickets
Tue April 14th Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen - tickets
Wed April 15th Gothenburg, Sweden - Truck Stop Alaska
Thu April 16th Malmö, Sweden - Inkonst - tickets
Fri April 17th Aarhus, Denmark - Radar - tickets
Sat April 18th Berlin, Germany - Urban Spree - tickets
Sun April 19th Dresden, Germany - Groovestation - tickets
Mon April 20th Pilsen, Czech Republic - Papirna Plzen
Wed April 22nd Feldkirch, Austria - Graf Hugo
Thu April 23rd Madonna Dell'Albero, Italy - Bronson - tickets
Fri April 24th Colle Val D'Elsa, Italy - Sonar
Sat April 25th Mezzago, Italy - Bloom
Sun April 26th Savona, Italy - Raindogs
Tue April 28th Karlsruhe, Germany - Kohl Kutlur Raum
Wed April 29th Munster, Germany - Gleis 22 - tickets
Thu April 30th Leipzig, Germany - UT Connewitz
Fri May 1st Brussels, Belgium - Magasin 4 - tickets
Sat May 2nd Rouen, France - 106 Club * - tickets
Sat May 9th Yverdon-des Bains, Switzerland - Swiss Psych Festival - tickets
Wed May 13th Prague, Czech Republic - Lucenra Music Bar *
Thu May 14th Vienna, Austria - Arena Big Hall *
Sat May 16th Rome, Italy - Sinister Club
Tue May 19th Schaffhausen, Switzerland - Kammgarn *
Wed May 20th Geneva, Switzerland - L'Usine *
Thu May 21s Zug, Switzerland - Chollerhalle *
Fri May 22nd Feyzin, France - L’Epicerie Moderne *
Sat May 23rd Lille, France - Aeronef * - tickets
Mon May 25th Gladbeck, Germany - Reuhrpott Rodeo Festival - tickets
Fri May 29th Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival - tickets
Thu July 2nd Keflavik, Iceland - Asbru (ATP Iceland) - tickets
* w/ Mudhoney, Barton Carroll
White Hills are proponents of psychedelia as transformation. The music made by Dave W. and Ego Sensation is risky and cutting edge, rooted in dystopian futurism and hyper-conscious of society’s constant desire for a new and better drug. That progressive aesthetic is at the heart of White Hills’ forthcoming new album Walks For Motorists, their most daring and radically stripped-down record that emphasises rhythm and groove.
The album bursts forth with a new kind of intensity, one born out of laser-focused precision and detail-oriented songwriting. Possibly surprising to fans familiar with the mega Hawkwind-style guitar squall of earlier albums... the songs on Walks For Motorists began as a keyboard melody or bass line, and several songs on the album don’t even feature guitar at all. This is propulsive, open music, surreal to its core but made to inspire people to get out of their seats and move.
Walks For Motorists is the band's most diverse album to date. Fuzzed-out rockers sit comfortably next to kraut-infused grooves, and there are more vocal contributions from Ego than ever before.
White Hills on:
Facebook / Twitter / Official Website
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