Chilean band La Hell Gang debuted in 2010 with an album of good dirty blues psych that owed as much to a the late 60s Detroit Scene as it did to Spacemen 3 and BJM.
Their sophomore album, Thru Me Again, will be released on Brooklyn label Mexican Summer on July 22nd and sees them taking a turn into murkier uncharted waters where layers of distortion and melody blend into one another to sonically pioneer and conquer a vast ever evolving horizon.
So High is like finding yourself at the bottom of an electric swamp, slowly swimming through the thick weeds towards the amber light shining through the surface. As the vegetation around you gives more way to the light you suddenly emerge into the realm of a rust coloured sky, where a dark green sun is shining and purple clouds are swiftly moving, creating strange patterns and symbols you’d never seen before but seem to perfectly understand. As a gush of warm wind picks you up and sweeps you off your feet you rise above the treeline, towards the surrounding pink snow covered mountaintops. The higher you get the lighter you feel. You realise your skin is changing colours, now a darker pink, now a lighter magenta. You breathe in and exhale a strange violet vapour, you look at your hand and realise that you’re slowly becoming air and vapour, stretching across the sky, painting your own unique symbol. As you collide with another cloud you start to twirl and get heavier, until the air can no longer support you and rain down on the ground, trickling towards the bottom of a strange, electric swamp.
Check out So High below and pre-order Thru Me Again HERE.