“Sludgy, southern-post-rock-minded Brooklyn quartet Hull offer this sprawling, psychedelic title track as an early taste of their forthcoming sophomore collection, Beyond the Lightless Sky, due October 11 on the End.” That’s the introduction that Pitchfork gave earlier today when they premiered the band’s newest song, the title track from that forthcoming second album.
I fucken love Hull. I fucken loved their 2009 debut album, Sole Lord. Judging from this new song, their second album is going to be a must-listen. The song is both crushingly heavy and flesh-rending in its dark extremity. The uber-low, fuzzed out bass line and down-tuned guitar parts are voraciously soul-sucking. The combo-vocals (part harrowing shrieking, part bestial roaring) cast up images of clawing and then eating. And yes, there are elements of psychedelia in the song, too, along with elements of psychosis.
I wouldn’t call this post-rock, though. More like post-apocalypse. If you want to get your sludge on, go visit Pitchfork, or listen after the jump.
HULL: “Beyond the Lightless Sky”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Hull-Beyond-the-Lightless-Sky.mp3|titles=Hull – Beyond the Lightless Sky]
I like this. It’s dirty. There’s a pretty big sludge/doom/stoner scene where I live. It’s never really been my thing, but lately I’ve been getting a lot of exposure to some good bands and Hull has cropped up more than once (in name at least). I’m a convert now.