Glitter Glamour Atrocity is a snapshot of White Hills in the midst of an incredible burst of creativity, recorded during the same sessions that produced Heads On Fire (2009) and Abstractions & Mutations (2007). Sonically, it is radically different from anything else coming out of the New York underground at the time, and it set the template for the singular concoction of heavy psychedelic music, krautrock and a worship of pure sound they have explored in different variations ever since.
Glitter Glamour Atrocity includes the song "Under Skin Or By Name" the longest running staple in the band's live set, which they performed in the acclaimed film Only Lovers Left Alive at the request of independent film director Jim Jarmusch. It is one of only two performances in the movie, which is enamored with the music making process and record collector culture.
The album was recorded with the first iteration of the trio line-up with Dave W. on vocals, guitar, synthesizers, and sound collage, Ego Sensation on bass and vocals, and Bob Bellomo on drums.
Originally self-released in January 2007 as a limited edition CD and unavailable on any other format until now... this new edition will be the first time the album has been pressed on vinyl, properly mastered and presented with brand new artwork.
Glitter Glamour Atrocity will be released on 25th August in Europe and will be available on CD/LP/DL. Mailorder customers on the Thrill Jockey website will be treated to a translucent blue vinyl edition (limited to 500).
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White Hills will be on tour in UK/Europe throughout this September. Full dates are below.
Glitter Glamour Atrocity tracklist:
1. Air Waves
2. Under Skin or By Name
3. Spirit of Exile
5. Somewhere Along the Way
6. Long Serve Remember
8. Glitter Glamour Atrocity
September EU tour dates:
Fri Sept 5th Oslo, Norway - Oslo Psych Fest - tickets
Sat Sept 6th Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Slussen -
Wed Sept 10th Barcelona, Spain - El Teatro Latino - Teatre Principa
Thu Sept 11th Madrid, Spain - Siroco - w/ The Cosmic Dead, White Manna
Fri Sept 12th Valada, Portugal - Reverence Festival -
Sat Sept 13th Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Sala Capitol -
Sun Sept 14th Azkoitia, Spain - Matadero Ekintzak
Mon Sept 15th Marseille, France - La Machine à Coudre -
Tue Sept 16th Bern, Switzerland - Reitschule Rossli Bar -
Wed Sept 17th Geneva, Switzerland - L'Usine -
Thu Sept 18th Erfurt, Germany - Cafe Tikolor (aka Tiko)
Fri Sept 19th Berlin, Germany - Swamp Conspiracy Festival -
Sat Sept 20th Rouen, France - Le Chabada (Levitation Psych Fest) -
Sun Sept 21st Brussels, Belgium - AB Club - w/ Moon Duo
Mon Sept 22nd Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso (upstairs) -
Tue Sept 23rd London, UK - Corsica Studios -
Wed Sept 24th Nottingham, UK - Spanky Van Dykes -
Thu Sept 25th Newcastle, UK - The Cluny -
Fri Sept 26th Glasgow, UK - Broadcast -
Image Credit Alan Hunter