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Stolen Stars Left for No One

Thrill Jockey
12.45 - 2010

The 12” has plain white labels and is housed in a white LP jacket with a paper wrap around cover and tracklisting inspired by the bootleg LPs of the 70s.

Thrusting space rock into the 21st century and beyond, White Hills have not so much carved, but blasted out, their own niche of kraut-driven heaviness and soaring guitar acrobatics of the highest order. The band’s sonic catalogue is deep and highly sought after, every limited release selling out instantly and some recent releases going for as much as 200 dollars on venerable auction sites. Stolen Stars Left for No One is a limited edition 12” created for their upcoming tour and appearance at ATP.

Comprised of three new tracks, Stolen Stars Left for No One was recorded live with no overdubs. The 12” is an edition of 1,000 copies with art inspired by bootleg LPs of the 70’s. White labels and white jackets with a printed vintage paper wrap (we had to call many printers to find the old stock). All the tracks were recorded in the fall and winter of 2010 with drumming supplied by long-time collaborators Kid Millions, Antronhy, and Lee Hinshaw.

White Hills will be touring extensively this fall and playing shows with the likes of Mudhoney and The Flaming Lips.

Praise for White Hills :

“A label like “space-rock” deserves music that’s as nuanced and limitless-feeling as space, and space-rock deserves a band like White Hills. Not only do they add urgency to familiar psychedelic rock templates, but they pay just as close attention to the quiet moments as the raging ones-- each track on their self-titled Thrill Jockey debut displays a careful layering of sounds and atmospheres.” - Pitchfork

“White Hills - reminds me of the true spirit of rock and roll. Find a cosmic groove. Play loud. Kill your friends. Burn down your school. Merge with the infinite. Put simply, this is a gift for everyone interested in the destruction of life, municipal buildings and piss weak indie.”  - The Quietus

“And so despite barely being able to stand it was time for one final push for the much anticipated White Hills. And boy was it worth it. An hour and a half of mindbending psychefuzz that had me melting down the walls of the Batcave. If you haven’t had the pleasure of this NY trio imagine The Black Angels being fucked really hard by early Monster Magnet. Every fibre of my body is aching, I’m wrecked, I’m insanely tired, everyone around me is swaying as everyone seems to have the first day extremely hard yet it all adds to the lyseric transendence. Absolutely brilliant and one of my bands of the festival. And the catsuit clad bass foxtress was a very handy focal point.” - Stonerrock.com

“A perfect space-rock storm of drone, mind-melting psychedelia, overdriven guitars and heavy bass, White Hills is the rightful heir to Hawkwind’s massive legacy.” - Goldmine

“[Dave W.] doesn’t play guitar so much as he wields his axe… In a sub-genre that habitually seems to teeter on the bland precipice between navel gazing and ostentatiious guitar wanking, it’s awesome to see a band that can be both intricate and exciting.” - Crawdaddy.com



  • 1 Drift Away
  • 2 Nothing Less
  • 3 Don't Touch Me I'm Bleeding