Psychedelic rock band seen on Jim Jarmusch’s cool as chips movie from 2014 Only Lovers Left Alive White Hills release their album Walks for Motorists. Available on CD, LP and limited edition double red translucent vinyl including 30 minutes of additional footage. One for the beard strokers who populate the ATP festivals and MC5s fans.
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- THRILL391LPX / Indies only translucent red vinyl LP + bonus Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Drives For PedestriansÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ LP feat. 30 mins of unreleased material packaged in its own jacket with bootleg style cover sticker
- Includes download code
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7/10 Robin Staff review, 22 April 2015
Day Number 243, and I’m still walking this dustbowl road of post-apocalyptic isolation, lamenting psych rock and its cockroach knack for survival. I’ll take anything but, please; send me the Oasis reunion with Whitehouse, send me the War on Drugs duetting with and then duelling Mark Kozelek. The latest encounter with the undead is, fortunately, White Hills, one of the most instantly accessible and rhythmic fuzz crews doing it today. On ‘Walks For Motorists’, they double down on a krautish sound while making pop-driven tunes that get bigger and bolder with each turn.
White Hills are better constructionists than song performers, and the best work here comes in the numbing tunes that may as well be instrumentals: “CSD Or USB” takes a momentary motif and lets it repeat over and over as krauty ambience floats like a poison fog around it. Guitars reverberate to kill the song dead, the band creating more imagery in these sounds than in their proper sung songs -- it’s clearly better than immediate follow-up “Wanderlust”, with guitars that go between stoner and British alt rock as the vocals veer into metal territory.
Straight after “Wanderlust” we’re treated to another dabbling of curious sound, with a well calibrated marching beat and the kind of sci-fi synth action that NASA make lawsuits out of. Its these strange little vignettes that make ‘Walks For Motorists’ a delight; the actual guitar frenzied psych is what it is, but these moments make me want to stay the course a little longer.
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