White Hills So You Are...So You'll Be on Limited Edition LP + Download Coupon
So You Are...So You'll Be is the seventh full-length recording from New York space rock trio White Hills. Featuring Dave W on guitars, synthesizer and vocals, Ego Sensation on bass, synthesizer and vocals, and Nick Name on drums, this is their most concentrated blast of psychedelic interstellar rock to date. The band also appears in Jim Jarmusch’s upcoming film Only Lovers Left Alive, which premiered at Cannes earlier this year, alongside Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, and John Hurt.
The LP is a blazing totem of rock & roll empowerment and will to power achievement, as if overseen by the spirit of Nietzsche wearing leather trousers, mirror shades, a well fitted Cuban shirt and wielding a Flying V. Building on the solid foundations laid by last year’s excellent Frying On This Rock, they went back to BC Studios, Brooklyn to record once more with Martin Bisi. This time they could easily have released a great triple album but felt that they would sooner abandon most of the material in order to get the most concentrated blast of White Hills at their fullest potential possible onto one disc.
After the deconditioning and deprogramming blast of electronic noise which is "InWords," the album opens properly with the call to arms, "In Your Room" – a skyscraper razing slab of Mudhoney strength mantra metal, which bids you abandon all doubt and fear so you can start your quest into inner space. For tuned in, turned on heads there is "The Internal Monologue," an ecstatic shivering sliver of celestial acidic drone followed by the post-Hawkwind, post Loop transmission of "So You Are...So You’ll Be."
There is more computerized deprogramming via "OutWords" before White Hills command that you cower before the altar of the Stoogian proto-riff, the holy Ur-riff, the mind warping, silver machine-tooled hyper riff, that is "Forever In Space (Enlightened)." But after this cataclysmic shock, there is barely time to process what just happened before you are lowered into the howling lysergic swamp rock of "Rare Upon The Earth" with only the echoing synthesized landscape of "Circulating" offering some respite. The album builds effortlessly to the sumptuous "MIST (Winter)" which features a John Carpenter synth line engine inserted into glistening La Dusseldorf chassis, forming some kind of god-like chariot.
In their eight-year history that has seen the release of seven studio albums and countless collaborations, split albums, EPs, live CDs, tour only singles, 7”s, limited edition CDRs and other spin offs, this is White Hills’ finest achievement to date...and that’s saying something. But this in turn says something about Dave W’s need to keep on bettering what he has already achieved. He certainly answered his calling - to boldly lead the faithful into the furthest and most uncharted reaches of cosmic rock.
LP version is pressed on high quality virgin vinyl and presented in an old-style tip-on gatefold jacket with UV high gloss printing and free download coupon.
White Hills So You Are...So You'll Be Track Listing:
2. In Your Room
3. The Internal Monologue
4. So You Are… So You’ll Be
6. Forever in Space (Enlightened)
7. Rare Upon the Earth
9. MIST (Winter)