8 Jan 2010

WHITE HILLS FREE MP3 from new album!

FREE MP3 from new album!

Space rock behemoths White Hills will be releasing their brand new self-titled full-length on 1st February 2010.

Having developed their sound from earlier recording such as the the Hawkwind and Mudhoney influenced Heads on Fire and the more drone heavy Dead EP, their new full length, White Hills finds the band at a break through point musically. It is still heavy and would certainly be labeled 'space rock' but the band are now employing a more open and free flowing style of playing.

Recorded over the course of three days in the summer of 2009, basic tracks for the album were laid down at The Ocropolis, Oneida's studio located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. All drums on the album were played by Kid Millions of Oneida. Later some overdubbing, vocal tracking and mixing were done at 60B in Manhattan. In contrast to previous recordings this album is loose and open. Dave W. wanted to 'let things fly' in the studio and focus not so much on precision but on capturing the emotion in the playing. White Hills stands apart from previous albums in that there's a certain intimacy to it, a toughness and brutality. In the mind of the band, it's a rebirth, a new beginning, and the eponymous title reflects this.

The LP and CD versions are not only different in artwork, they are sequenced differently with the respective formats in mind. The CD will have three exclusive tracks and is in a deluxe mini-gatefold LP jacket with a full-color booklet. The LP will have two exclusive tracks, come with a download that includes the CD tracks, and have a silver foil embossed sleeve that vinyl lovers can view and image of (to salivate over!) at the end of this mail.

To give you a taster of this amazing new release you can check out a FREE MP3 of the album track Dead right here.....


Praise for the band from John Doran of The Quietus..... "White Hills - bongloaded ubermensch rock from the country that gave you Calico Wall, Vannishing Point, crystal meth and the Unabomber - reminds me of the true spirit of rock and roll. Find a cosmic groove. Play loud. Kill your friends. Burn down your school. Merge with the infinite. Put simply, this is a gift for everyone interested in the destruction of life, municipal buildings and piss weak indie."