New York City fuzz rock outfit WHITE HILLS today unveils a mind-bending visualizer created for the track “Oceans Of Sound.” Currently playing at The Sleeping Shaman, the track is featured on the band’s The Revenge Of Heads On Fire, set for release September 16th via Heads On Fire Industries.
Harnessing the energy of ferocious, hedonistic rock with blissful passages of dark ambience, The Revenge Of Heads On Fire explores themes of mortality, transformation, and rebirth. Together, the duo 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.
“Oceans Of Sound” is a rumbling tidal wave of wah-wah guitar crashing into a surf of pounding bass and drums. A hint of classic ‘70s rock with a modern psychedelic bent, the song resonates with chanted vocal lines and huge, raw riffs.
Frontman Dave W. elaborates, “This song was lyrically inspired by Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 which envisions a nightmare world void of books and critical thought.”
Writes The Sleeping Shaman, “As WHITE HILLS prepares to unleash this sonic exploration, it’s The Shaman’s absolute honor to bring you a skaters and surfers paradise that is the tripped-out video for the reworked track ‘Oceans Of Sound.’”
Watch WHITE HILLS’ “Oceans Of Sound” 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 is currently wrapping up a North American tour with Iowa-based stoner doom duo Telekinetic Yeti. The six-week journey comes to a close on August 29th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On October 12th, the band will kick off a month-long EU/UK tour. See all confirmed dates below.
WHITE HILLS w/ Telekinetic Yeti [remaining dates]:
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
EU/UK Fall Tour:
10/12/2022 Urban Spree – Berlin, DE
10/13/2022 Sonic Ballroom – Cologne, DE
10/14/2022 Canal 10 – Hautrage, BE
10/15/2022 Magasin 4 – Brussels, BE
10/16/2022 Trauma – Marburg, DE
10/17/2022 Brandherd @ Altes Volksbad – Mannheim, DE
10/18/2022 Rote Sonne – Munchen, DE
10/19/2022 Between – Bregenz, AT
10/20/2022 Blah Blah – Turin, IT
10/21/2022 Bronson – Ravenna, IT
10/22/2022 Dong – Macerata, IT
10/23/2022 Fat Art – Terni, IT
10/24/2022 GCCB – Roma, IT
10/25/2022 Raindogs – Savona, IT
10/27/2022 Paral-lel 62 (Sala Club) – Barcelona, ES
10/28/2022 Wurlitzer Ballroom – Madrid, ES
10/29/2022 Tizon Sound – Gijon, ES
11/02/2022 Sonic Club – Lyon, FR
11/04/2022 Supersonic – Paris, FR
11/05/2022 Bistrot St. So – Lille, FR
11/06/2022 The Pit’s – Kortrijk, DE
11/07/2022 Green Door Store – Brighton, FR
11/08/2022 District – Liverpool, UK
11/09/2022 Headrow House – Leeds, UK
11/10/2022 Audio – Glasgow, UK
11/11/2022 Zerox – Newcastle, UK
11/13/2022 The Asylum – Birmingham, UK
11/14/2022 Le Pub – Newport, UK
11/15/2022 Peckham Audio – London, UK
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