NPR listed the track “The Spins” among nine other songs in Heavy Rotation — “10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing” — alongside acts like Pretty Lights, Lorde, and !!!.
“The Spins” continues the noisy, abrasively smooth guitar-rock template set on last year’s incredible Sun Damage 12-inch EP, which was so good it got released on three separate labels (Ride The Snake, Puzzle Pieces, and Damage Records). That won’t be the case with Hell Bent, which arrives September 17 off Brooklyn-based Old Flame, the home to Massachusetts bands like Mean Creek and You Won’t as well as Cloud Nothings, Dead Confederate, and Shark?.
No word yet on the 10-song track listing, or whether the full-length will include some of the songs from Sun Damaged (“Dog Song,” “Hazardville” were among the best of 2012, as I wrote in the Boston Phoenix year-end wrap-up) or the December stand-along singe, “Damage.”