Helms Alee / Young Widows - Split on Limited Edition Colored LP
First Pressing on Colored Vinyl
Longtime friends and tour mates Helms Alee and Young Widows are taking their camaraderie to the next level with the release of their first split album together to go along with upcoming tour dates. The 12” offering from Sargent House Records features 3 songs a piece from each band and comes pressed on limited colored vinyl.
"Helms Alee opens the Sargent House release with the frenetic head-banger “Punchy Stabby.” In just over a minute and forty seconds, it echoes the best of Sleepwalking Sailors, acting as a powerful addendum. The beautifully weird “Pan” is static and fuzz that showcases the band’s vocal switches and tight arrangements. “Gas Giant” soars, closing Helms Alee’s portion of the album dramatically.
"Young Widows immediately sets a more dour tone. “Field of Zzzz” dreams of reverb and buzz, punctuated with steadfastly depressive lyrics. “The Wanderer” is an up-tempo travel song, with guitar almost (but not quite) overpowering the vocals and shooting through a simple but perfect solo. The band finishes with “The Waves Came In,” a tragic hymn with a climactic feel." - Alarm Magazine
Helms Alee / Young Widows - Split Track Listing:
1. Helms Alee - Punchy Stabby
2. Helms Alee - Pan
3. Helms Alee - Gas Giant
4. Young Widows - Field of ZZZ
5. Young Widows - The Wanderer
6. Young Widows - The Waves Came In