WHITE HILLS - "WHITE HILLS" (Thrill Jockey)
My first exposure to White Hills was of them covering Hawkwind on a split 7" single. It seemed to lead perfectly into my next acquisition, their album "Heads On Fire" which was full of spaced-out keyboards and good-time rock 'n' roll, just like Hawkwind at their most fun.
Now it seems like the band have undergone a fresh regeneration, releasing a new self-titled album that sees them become more themselves, stepping out of the shadow of their influences.
Not to say that there's not some bone-shaking, outer-spaced, grind-making riff rock on there but the band have also learned to slow down and reach out into inner-space, bringing a yin to their yang.