White Hills’ latest album, Frying on this Rock, due out March 20th through Thrill Jockey, is their most energized and concise recording to date. Recorded by Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Brian Eno, Swans, Herbie Hancock, Boredoms), the songs are bursting with a raw energy that has always been present but never showcased front and center like it is here. Not to worry though, the loads of killer guitar work and fuzzed out psychedelia are still there.[vimeo 37314995 nolink]
Opening track “Pads of Light” is an under five minute scorcher but “I Write a Thousand Letters (Pulp on Bone)” is a 15 minute track that reminds us why space rock gatekeepers like Julian Cope were very early supporters.