New York City’s favorite fuzz rock duo WHITE HILLS has unveiled a hallucinogenic new video for the track “Eternity.” Now playing at The Obelisk, the track comes by way of the band’s The Revenge Of Heads On Fire set for release September 16th via Heads On Fire Industries.
The Revenge Of Heads On Fire harnesses the energy of ferocious, hedonistic rock with blissful passages of dark ambience. Exploring themes of mortality, transformation and rebirth, the band reveals a spiritual depth unparalleled in previous works. The roar of fire, swirling of oceans and hallucinogenic visions can be heard throughout the seventy-five-minute journey.
Supercharged and relentless, “Eternity” expresses profound contemplations on mortality. Songwriter/singer/guitarist Dave W. was inspired lyrically when watching a performance by Malian musician/songwriter/singer Habib Koité. Translating one of his songs for the audience, Habib described the belief in his culture of death being a new beginning, mentioning the phrase “death opens its eyes.” Deeply moved by the thought, Dave integrated the concept into a song. “That image of death having eyes to open really hit me. It’s a perfect analogy for the cycle of life.”
The video, drawing inspiration from NYC, underpins the pace and poetry of the song. Deconstructed escalators from one of the city’s newest subway stations at modern behemoth Hudson Yards are reassembled into a psychedelic trip to the edges of eternity.
Watch WHITE HILLS’ “Eternity” video alongside an interview with Dave W. and drummer/bassist/vocalist Ego Sensation at The Obelisk at THIS LOCATION.
Watch the band’s previously released video for “Silent Violence” at THIS LOCATION.
The Revenge Of Heads On Fire will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats. Find preorders at the official WHITE HILLS Bandcamp page HERE.
WHITE HILLS will kick off their North American tour with Iowa-based stoner doom duo Telekinetic Yeti TONIGHT, Tuesday, July 19th in Charlotte, North Carolina. The six-week journey will run through August 29th in Minneapolis, Minnesota with additional shows to be announced in the weeks to come. See all confirmed dates below.
WHITE HILLS w/ Telekinetic Yeti:
7/19/2022 Snug Harbor – Charlotte, NC
7/20/2022 Champion Brewing – Charlottesville, VA (Free Show)
7/21/2022 123 Pleasant St – Morgantown, WV
7/23/2022 Richmond Music Hall – Richmond, VA
7/24/2022 Silk City – Philadelphia, PA
7/25/2022 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
7/26/2022 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
7/27/2022 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
7/28/2022 Smalls – Detroit, MI
7/31/2022 Southgate House – Newport, KY
8/01/2022 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
8/03/2022 Lyric Room – Green Bay, WI
8/04/2022 Wildwood – Iowa City, IA
8/05/2022 Reverb – Omaha, NE
8/07/2022 Globe Hall – Denver, CO
8/08/2022 Aces High – Salt Lake City, UT
8/10/2022 Substation – Seattle, WA
8/11/2022 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
8/12/2022 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
8/13/2022 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
8/14/2022 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA
8/16/2022 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
8/17/2022 Gigi’s – Ventura, CA
8/18/2022 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
8/19/2022 Yucca Taproom – Tempe, AZ
8/20/2022 Albuquerque, NM
8/21/2022 89th St – Oklahoma City, OK
8/25/2022 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
8/26/2022 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO
8/27/2022 Skylark – Rock Island, IL
8/28/2022 The Lift – Dubuque, IA
8/29/2022 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
From the intrepid prelude “The Instrumental Head” to the closing punk blaze of “Eternity,” The Revenge Of Heads On Fire ebbs and flows, smoldering and seething in the middle with the twenty-one-minute mammoth opus “Don’t Be Afraid.” The record consummates Dave W.’s prototype for the 2007’s Heads On Fire, released on Rocket Recordings and later picked up by Thrill Jockey. Six rediscovered songs accompany re-mixed versions of the original material, fulfilling the master arch of the pyre lit long ago. Recorded during the band’s tumultuous early years, the music vibrates with the energy and volatility of a sonic boom. PopMatters crowned the record, “Pure psychotropic madness,” while All Music gushed, “‘Don’t Be Afraid’ alone makes Heads On Fire an essential listen for fans of contemporary psychedelia.
Rising to prominence after their performance in Jim Jarmusch’s 2014 vampire romance Only Lovers Left Alive, WHITE HILLS have garnered a cult reputation as a fierce, genre-bending band. They stand among the most prolific bands of their generation having released twelve studio albums as well as numerous collaborations, EPs, and singles. The music made by core members Dave W. and Ego Sensation is risky and cutting edge, rooted in punk ethos and no-wave aesthetics. Their last album, Splintered Metal Sky, was hailed by The Quietus as the Best Psyche Rock of 2020.
Dave W. – guitar, vocals, synth
Ego Sensation – drums, bass, vocals