New York City’s Dead Heavens
, the psych-rock project of guitarist and frontman Walter Schreifels
, that boasts ex members of Vanishing Life, Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools, Quicksand, Youth Gone Mad, White Zombie, Psychotica, Youth of Today, Bold, Into Another
, have released their new album Whatever Witch You Are
today in the UK via Dine Alone Records
. Whatever Witch You Are
possesses sharp angular sounds and psych inflections and melodies that seem wrought out of rebar, strong, pared down, and purposeful at every point. If anything, their musical origins have permitted Dead Heavens
to approach blues and psych rock without nostalgia, arriving at an audibly honest sound, stripped of any of the tassels or affectations.