Monday, August 31, 2009

Bygones album championed by iTunes, MySpace, LA Weekly... you?

August 31, 2009

"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."

Bygones debut album by- was released by Sargent House on August 25th on both CD and 12" Vinyl.

Artist: Bygones
Title: By-
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: August 25, 2009

01) Cold Reading
02) Click on That (Smash The Plastic Death) MP3
03) Not What It Is But What It’s Not
04) Nu Cringe
05) Fool Evolved
06) Spray You With Your Own Trip
07) Expelled
08) Up the Shakes
09) Ex-People
10) Error

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