Hilly Eye - Reasons To Live LP

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  • Noisy guitars, floating harmonies, and tight, angular drumming mark the debut full-length by HILLY EYE, the post-punk duo of AMY KLEIN (vox/guitar, formerly of TITUS ANDRONICUS) and CATHERINE TUNG (vox/drums). From start to finish,Reasons to Live is a seamless stream of ethereal noise-rock minimalism and humming harmonies¥experiments with dissonance and tonality, drawing inspiration from the likes of Lightning Bolt to Japanese noise rock band Nisennenmondai to Sonic Youth, with free-noise moments reminiscent of early Boredoms. On moments like OAmnesia,O KleinOs pristine vox soar high over a careful, driving drums and perfect wooshes of shoegazey riffs, building with potential energy until they explode into a noisy wall of cathartic distortion. Elsewhere, complex layers of intricate drums weave through cyclical loops of guitar riffs and dueling shimmery harmonies on the aptly titled ODouble Dutch.O The full-length album sees a more expansive versions of OJersey City,O with KleinOs vocals occasionally peaking into an fervent shout. The record closes with their previously released single OJacobOs Ladder.O Hilly EyeOs sound is drawn from a distinctly post-riot-grrrl energy, expertly crafted by two musicians fully in command of their craft, with ears for dark, hypnotic dynamics.