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D/B Recommended: White Hills & Expo ’70 @ White Trash Berlin | Wednesday, 10.10.2012

Evoking the spirit and sound of space rock pioneers like Hawkwind, White Hills capture the expansive rock sound of the ’70s with their brand of trippy, synth-heavy rock & roll.

Formed in New York City as the brainchild of singer and guitarist Dave W., the band, also consisting of bassist Ego Sensation and drummer Lee Hinshaw, got their first break when Julian Cope released their album They’ve Got Blood Like We’ve Got Blood on his own label in 2005.

This kicked off a prolific string of releases, starting in 2007 with Abstractions & Mutations, released on Drug Space, and the self-released Glitter Glamour. Keeping the albums coming, the band self-released Little Bliss Forever in 2009, as well as Dead and Heads on Fire, both released by Thrill Jockey.

White Hills | Don’t Be Afraid

In 2010, the expansive trio hooked up with Manchester-based psychedelic drone collective Gnod for Gnod Drop Out with White Hills II. The collaborations continued with the self-titled White Hills, which featured fellow New Yorker and Oneida drummer Kid Million on drums.

Keeping the Oneida connection strong, the band returned to its Ocropolis studio to work on their next album with Shahin Motia, resulting in 2011’s H-p1. Not wasting any time, the band went back into the studio later that year, bringing synth player (and Julian Cope drummer) Antronhy and touring drummer Nick Name into the studio with them to record the spacey and more refined Frying on This Rock, which was released in 2012.

Expo 70 | Close Your Eyes And Effortlessly Drift Away

Expo ’70 is the main driving improvisational essence of Justin Wright. Having started the project in Los Angeles in 2003, Wright has pushed his project to new levels, releasing a number of albums as cdr’s and 2 full-length albums.

Expo ’70’s first album “Animism”, which debuted in 2007 on Kill Shaman, is an eclectic mix of krautrock, ambient drone, space exploration and minimal compositions. Comparisons range from Brian Eno, Ash Ra Tempel, A.R. & Machines, SunnO))) and Earth, but not directly sounding like any of those artists in their entirety.

White Hills & Expo ’70  LIVE
presented by Future Days Booking, deli.kolder, and amSTARt

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 | 21:00 CET
White Trash Fast Food | Schönhauser Allee 6-7 | 10119 Berlin/Mitte

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