White Hills Reach New Heights with 'H-p1'

Space rock wizards White Hills are making their mark on 2011 with the release of a double LP, 'H-p1.'

'H-p1' is the NYC-based band’s second full-length release for Thrill Jockey Records. According to a press release from Thrill Jockey, the record “expands on the explorations of previous albums in ambience, noise, and space rock all led by guitarist Dave W.’s blistering guitar solos.” In addition to core members Dave W. and Ego Sensation, the album features synthesizer work by Shazzula and drums by Lee Hinshaw.

The record is also a concept album which criticizes corporate influence over government and calls upon people to awaken to the world they live in. In a press statement, White Hills bassist Ego Sensation remarked, “We can barely pay our rent each month but we are willing to pull out our credit cards and go into debt each time a new iPhone promises a better connection. The joke is on us. Our greater connectivity has caused us to disconnect from our humanity. We have been sold the religion of consumerism to feed the corporate machine. We have been tricked into believing that wanting our tax dollars to pay for our own health care is treacherous to the ideals of a democratic society. 'H-p1' is symbolic of the simplification of complex ideas to keep the masses from questioning the system.”


01. The Condition of Nothing
02. Movement
03. No Other Way
04. Paradise
05. Upon Arrival
06. A Need to Know
07. Hand In Hand
08. Monument
09. H-p1

The first video from 'H-p1' is for the album’s opener, “The Condition of Nothing.” Directed by Ego Sensation, the video is a lustrous journey through psychedelic imagery both hypnotizing and sinister. Check out “The Condition of Nothing,” and find White Hills 2011 tour dates below.

Tour Dates:

04/13 – Antwerp (BE) – Trix Bar ^
04/14 – Brussels (BE) – Magasin 4 #
04/15 – Utrecht (NL) – DB’s
04/16 – Tilburg (NL) – Roadburn Festival
04/25 – Raleigh, NC (US) – Kings Barcade
04/26 – Atlanta, GA (US) – 529 *
04/27 – Birmingham, AL (US) – Bottletree `
04/28 – New Orleans, LA (US) – Siberia `
04/30 – Austin, TX (US) – Austin Psych Fest
05/01 – Denton, TX (US) – Double Wide ~
05/02 – Little Rock, AR (US) – Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack ~
05/03 – Kansas City, MO (US) – Crosstown Station ~
05/04 – Lincoln, NE (US) – Bourbon Theatre ~
05/05 – Chicago, IL (US) – TBA
05/06 – Columbus, OH (US) – Cafe Bourbon Street
05/07 – Pittsburgh, PA (US) – 31st Street Pub

^ = w/ Liturgy
# = w/ Aluk Todolo
* = w/ Parts & Labor
` = w/ Pontiak, Cloudland Canyon
~ = w/ Sleepy Sun