"Definitely not for the faint of heart or easily distracted." -- Sputnik Music
Hot on the heels of Bygones' album debut last week, the music mega-monoliths iTunes and MySpace Music have both championed the new power-duo featuring Zach Hill (drums, vocals) and Nick Reinhart (guitar, bass, vocals). iTunes featured the album on the front page of its Alternative Rock section, while MySpace showcased the band on its front page as well. Likewise, LA Weekly featured the band's deluxe vinyl edition in Chris Martins' Inches column.
Bygones is, to a certain degree, the optimal outcome of a musical marriage of Hill's band Hella and Reinhart's group Tera Melos. Considering that those bands don't need words to get their point across, logically, a project bred from their members is equally successful at rendering listeners speechless. Check out the MP3 for "Click On That (Smash The Plastic Death)" HERE.
Bygones' debut album by- will most certainly render even the most loquacious and easily-distracted dumbfounded. It's a sinewy, wired mass of riffs and rhythms tightly wound around a uniquely pop heart. The duo fits more riffs and ideas into one song than most bands fit into a whole album. It's tireless, and nearly infinite in the sheer quantity of ideas to unravel.
Most everyone familiar with Zach Hill knows he's an equally tireless collaborator. Just take a look at his impressive Wikipedia page. Along with Hella, he also performs with Marnie Stern and in El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Team Sleep (with Chino Moreno of Deftones), Goon Moon, Crime In Choir and a host of others. In a recent news story, Pitchfork quipped of his ridiculously busy schedule, "at this rate, Hill's probably going to need to clone himself."
05) Fool Evolved
08) Up the Shakes
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