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Frying on this Rock

Thrill Jockey
Thrill 298 - 2012

The artwork for Frying On This Rock is printed with fluorescent pink ink and a super high gloss varnish.  

CD version comes in a 4 panel mini-LP style package.  LP version is presented in an old-style tip-on jacket with artworked inner sleeve and free download coupon.  

White Hills newest and most energized recording to date is bursting with raw energy packed into their most concise songs to date. Fear not long time White Hills fans, there is still loads of killer guitar work and fuzzed out psychedelia on Frying on this Rock. Their highly sought after and deluxe vinyl editions as well as the super limited CDR and 7" releases have made them a band who get talked about as much in reviews as they do on social networks. Their boundless live performances, especially the higher profile ones at ATP New York, Supersonic and several Roadburn Festivals, or their dates with the Flaming Lips and Sleep have established White Hills as one of the most talked about space rock bands currently performing. Their 2011 H-p1 album topped several UK end of the year lists including one of the world's most influential record stores, Rough Trade. Frying on this Rock opens with an under five minute scorcher and closes with a 15 minute space rock epic.

White Hills is guitarist Dave W. and bassist Ego Sensation. They are joined on this recording by frequent sonic collaborator Antronhy on treatments, synths, and backup vocals, and touring/recording drummer Nick Name. Frying on this Rock was recorded in the fall of 2011, when White Hills dug in at BC Studios in Brooklyn with the help of recording engineer Martin Bisi (Brian Eno, Sonic Youth, Swans, Herbie Hancock, Boredoms). Unlike many previous recordings that focused on spontaneity, the band brought new songs to the studio that had been honed on recent European and American tours. Bisi brought his technical expertise to achieve the band's desire for a more separated sonic recording.

The end result, Frying on this Rock, is an invigorating deep space rock album. An album that is at once able to channel the energy born of a collective anger into a swirling psychedelic, brutalising musical statement that mainlines the thrill of defiance straight to the listener's heart.



  • 1 Pads of Light
  • 2 Robot Stomp
  • 3 You Dream You See
  • 4 Song of Everything
  • 5 I Write a Thousand Letters (Pulp on Bone)