Rising to prominence after their performance in Jim Jarmusch’s vampire romance Only Lovers Left Alive, WHITE HILLS have garnered a cult reputation as a fierce, genre-bending group. The music made by core members Dave W. (guitar/vocals) and Ego Sensation (drums/bass) is risky and cutting edge, rooted in punk ethos and no-wave aesthetics. Mashing elements of krautrock, post-punk, psychedelic rock, metal and electronica, each new WHITE HILLS release progresses and transcends, hyper-conscious of society’s constant desire for a new and better drug. WHITE HILLS’ 2022 album The Revenge of Heads on Fire was named #1 Psych Album of the Year in Record Collector Magazine. Harnessing the energy of ferocious, hedonistic rock with blissful passages of dark ambience, the album explores themes of mortality, transformation and rebirth, revealing a spiritual depth unparalleled in previous works. The roar of fire, swirling of oceans and hallucinogenic visions can be heard throughout the 75-minute journey. From the intrepid prelude “The Instrumental Head” to the closing punk blaze of “Eternity”, the album ebbs and flows, smoldering and seething in the middle with the 21- minute mammoth opus “Don’t Be Afraid”. The album has garnered critical acclaim with PopMatters praising it as “awe-inspiring”, Psychedelic Baby calling it “Truly stunning… a mind-melting experience” and Metal Sucks deeming it “an avant-garde epic”.