WHITE HILLS

KZSU PRESENTS

WHITE HILLS

Carlton Melton, Dirty Ghosts

Wed, September 14, 2011

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$10.00 - $12.00

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This event is all ages

WHITE HILLS
WHITE HILLS
Musically, H-p1, White Hills second full-length for Thrill Jockey, expands on the explorations of previous albums in ambience, noise, and space rock all led by guitarist Dave W.’s blistering guitar solos. This is the most fully realized White Hills album to date and the one that takes them furthest from their pure space rock roots. It is also their most angry record. It is a reaction to what White Hills sees as government co-opted and controlled by corporations.

"A perfect space-rock storm of drone, mind-melting psychedelia, overdriven guitars and heavy bass, White Hills is the rightful heir to Hawkwind's massive legacy." – Goldmine

"Heads On Fire throws down grungy distorted layers of sludge that relentlessly churn along. It's neither subtle nor pretty, but god damn it rocks. They take the space rock template and inject it with a battered fucked-up New York punk spirit." --Drowned In Sound
Carlton Melton
Carlton Melton
"Unlike many of their contemporaries, [the band] seems to be less concerned with the pulse, and the rhythm, and the groove, as they are with the SOUND, and the VIBE, weaving lush, expansive sprawls of effects drenched psychedelic ambience, drifting more often than driving, huge clouds of swirling wah guitars, and minimal spare drumming, which seems to exist more as a pulse, than a beat proper, everything murky and muddy and washed out, at once lo-fi, but impossibly dense and heavy, the band seeming to drift weightless though swirling starlit sonic skies, their sound loose and free and abstract and ephemeral." --Aquarius Music
Dirty Ghosts
Dirty Ghosts
The San Fransisco-band Dirty Ghosts are ready to release their new album. In the three years since their acclaimed debut-album, Metal Moon, Dirty Ghosts lead singer and guitarist Allyson Baker and crew hunkered down to record the newest Dirty Ghosts album Let It Pretend.


"While listening to the debut album from San Francis- co’s Dirty Ghosts, the finer aspects of their dirty met- al-blues roots is at-once difficult to ascertain, and somehow easy to imagine. For every bubbly vocal cadence perpetrated by vocalist Allyson Baker, some filthy riff comes up for air to anchor a surfacing edgi- ness. When one of Aesop Rock’s deftly articulated drum programming contributions blasts into being, the inherent groove found in the group’s funktastic milieu takes the wheel and steers a bouncy batch of highly danceable cuts away from the shoulder. Looted from the still-warm corpse of SF’s Parchman Farm in 2006, Baker and bassist Carson Binks began as a duo bent on rawer sonic sensibilities—essen- tially a stripped-down version of their former group. But Binks’ 2011 ship-jump necessitated a new direc- tion for Baker, away from the blues-swathed avenues she’d been dabbling in, and into a newer chapter that included surmounting an aversion to singing. Helped along by Rock’s influence—it ought to be known, lest the continental collide seem strange, he’s Baker’s husband—the debut album, Metal Moon, proffers an urbanized pop-rock piñata, bursting with saccha- rine-sweet melodies, multi-dimensional beats and a wealth of sultry sonatas." --NOISE POP

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