Our homie Cheeze Ball, aka Hips, fka Hips Like Cinderella, just dropped his new album today. This is the first release that finds him heavily exploring noise and atmosphere, so while the tracks still feature those catchy hooks, they're pretty buried. I'm not even willing to see what this sounds like through laptop speakers; there is no doubt this one is for headphones or an excellent system. The title, Youth On Pills, gives an instant idea of what the album might sound like. Things feel a bit slower than they normally might. Certain sounds stand out in an almost uncomfortable way, but somehow they remain pleasant. The spirit of getting fucked up to fight boredom is captured almost perfectly on this album.
Hips - it's cool
Hips - antidepressant
Youth On Pills is available now over at Bandcamp.