Thursday, February 18, 2010

White Hills Album Review and Exclusive Interview



Just when you thought you were getting jaded by the billionth wave of psych rock, White Hills will enlighten the disenchanted. Their new self-titled record is a tight outfit of hallucinatory space-rock numbers strung together by Dave W.'s driving force of guitars and Ego Sensations thundering bass. Oneida's drummer Kid Millions steps in to provide pounding rhythms ascending into a climax that cannot be achieved by most other drummers. Interluded by some quieter atmospheric pieces reminiscent of their earlier work, "A Little Bliss Forever", "White Hills" comes together as a brain-conquering euphoria that only White Hills can supply. The new record is out now on Thrill Jockey, Get the vinyl at fine stores like Earwax before it goes out of print!

Key tracks: "Dead", "Polvere Di Stelle", "Three Quarters"

Download & preview songs on their official MySpace page

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POMP: I noticed White Hills has a different sound from record to record. "No Game No Play" was a bit proggy-sounding, whereas "Heads On Fire" is more of a rock record. The new one, ("White Hills") is in a different direction; what sound are you going for with the new one?

EGO SENSATION: Well, we strive to have every album be different from each other.

DAVE W.:My goal with White Hills has always been to create head music. What can be done within that genre is endless. I see the new one as being a bridge between "A Little Bliss Forever" and the stuff we did before that. "A Little Bliss Forever" took huge leaps and bounds to a space we hadn’t been to before in every sense…how it was recorded, to how the material was written to the overall sound. Out of that experience led us to our latest album.



POMP I can see "White Hills" as a bridge between "Heads On Fire" and "A Little Bliss Forever". How and when did White Hills form?

KID MILLIONS Well, Dave started the band...

DAVE It started as a way for me to make the music I wanted to play. At that time playing space rock or any kind of head music was not popular in NYC. So, I recorded what became the first album ("No Game To Play") by myself to satisfy my need to make this kind of music. I sampled some drums, and constructed songs around the samples. Before I knew it I had an album’s worth of material. At that time I sent a copy to Julian Cope, who loved it, and the rest is history so to speak.

POMP So when did you establish yourselves as White Hills?

DAVE 2004, that was when I made "No Game To Play", that’s when it all started. Then in 2005 Cope put it out under the title of “They’ve Got Blood Like We’ve Got Blood” on his Fuck Off & Di label. It was because of Julian Cope's liking it and writing about it, that made me realize "Oh! I should get a band together!" it took about a year to settle on the line up that recorded "Glitter Glamour Atrocity" and "Heads On Fire". Since then there have been a few line-up changes but nothing gets in the way of us pushing forward.

POMP (to Kid) How did you get on the record?

KID I received an email from Chris Reeder of Rocket Recordings; Oneida has a history with Rocket Recordings, it's a UK label based in London and Bristol, and they did the vinyl for our 4th album, "Anthem Of The Moon" (Oneida), so we've been friends with them and kept in touch; then I saw some announcement in regard to Rocket releasing Heads on Fire, it said something like "New York band: White Hills ..." and I'm like, "What the fuck? I've never heard of these guys!". I thought "Weird, they signed this band White Hills, what the fuck is this?" and I wrote to Chris, and he says they're actually looking for a drummer, funnily enough, and I just emailed them, "You guys need a drummer?". So we got together to jam, and it all worked out.

POMP I want to know what you think of the people who listen to White Hills, you know, your audience?

EGO Ahh, they're smart, informed people clearly! Yeah, high-class people! We have high class fans!

POMP What do you think your fans listen to? Hawkwind, maybe?

DAVE I think It's across the board.

KID Real music lovers. Real music heads, people who just dig music...

DAVE Yeah, it's interesting when you start to travel to other places, like Europe, there's a different cultural point of view to where you fit into their musical scheme. Someone in Germany can think we're a stoner-rock band, and someone in Italy is gonna term us as a 70's band; and then you get people in the US saying it's psych, or whatever. I've always been up front about calling it "space rock", because that's how I want people to think about it, because, it's spacey music made for traveling within one’s head.

POMP How do you guys do outside of the US? Any favorite places in particular you like to go?

EGO We've done really well in England and Italy, and great in Austria..

DAVE We did GREAT in Austria! And Germany…

EGO People in Europe tend to be much more open about their love for music; they're much more enthusiastic.

DAVE Yeah they're way more into music over there. It’s still an art form over there…not all of it has been homogenized. There are still a great number of venues that foster great scenes. People come out and are enthusiastic. I look at what White Hills does as an art form. I think that’s why it translates well to European’s. This is reflected in all aspects of White Hills, even down to the art work on our albums. Just take a look at our new record, now that's art!

(POMP: the record design for "White Hills" is a piece of art to be seen) That thing could sit in a museum as far as I'm concerned!

KID The next Whitney Bienial show we'll submit it..

POMP What do you think of contemporary music? Who do you think is doing well and who are some of your favorites?

DAVE Who do I like?... So much..

POMP That's good to hear.

DAVE I really like this band out of Portland, called Eternal Tapestry, and also, Heavy Winged…they share members between both bands. There's this band from Peru called Serpentina Satellite that's really amazing. Carlton Melton, Aqua Nebula Oscillator (from France) and GNOD (from the UK) are other bands I really dig.

EGO I like the Black Angels, and Psychic Ills, and Graveyard, are they (Graveyard) new?

DAVE Yeah, even though that record sounds like it came out in 1975!

KID Well, I've always really loved Sightings, but like Dave said, there's so much new stuff that's great where do you start?

DAVE What about Cave?

KID Oh yeah, Cave are great.

DAVE In the 90's, when the whole indie thing was booming, even before it took off, there was this whole culture of 7" singles. The equivalence of it now is the CD-R culture, which is now turning into the cassette culture. There's always a way to find out about something that's under the radar.

EGO You just gotta search, but there's so much

POMP What are some of the worst band names you've ever heard?

DAVE The Fuxedos!

KID That's terrible! Brah Records (the label that Oneida runs) is about to post on brahrecords.com a list of terrible band names!

POMP Do you try to recreate the sound of the record when you perform at shows?

DAVE No, we don't want to recreate our records when we play live. I look at it as one moment in time; and it's gonna be a crap shoot as to what it's gonna be like at any given point in time! One day you play the song at lightning speed, the next day it's slow as fuck. I don't want to recreate the same thing over and over again.

POMP And to wrap it up, where do you think White Hills will be in 30 years from now?

(lots of laughter ensues)

EGO Will we still be alive?... I guess with inflation, and the cost of that new silver record...

KID And then there's the weird people who would never listen to it, you know those collector types who just want to have the record because of the thought that it will be collectible.

DAVE But people SHOULD listen to it! This is how I see it; there'll be people who will love the record, and it will have a status amongst a certain group of people; of being like some kind of holy grail of underground music form this time. And then there will be some people who will buy it, and not be that into it, but can't get rid of it because of how cool it looks! I think we got a bit off track from your question…oh well. That happens often in our cluttered collective mind.

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