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White Hills touring around Austin Psych Fest (dates)

By Doug Moore

White Hills @ MHoW, 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Band bios seem to get more ridiculous with each passing year. Today’s evidence, courtesy of NYC psych rockers White Hills:

Long after man has ceased to exist; long after the mountains have fallen into the sea; long after the oceans have boiled dry; long after the sun has burst and evaporated planet Earth – humankind’s mark on the universe will still be felt. There will be a circular ripple of radio waves created during the 20th and 21st Centuries traveling ever outwards into the cosmos for all eternity, as if caused by a tiny pebble dropped into a perfectly still pond. And this thin, elegant wave will contain the only remnants of what we were. In it will be all of our films, radio, television, electronic communications and internet activity. It will contain all of our art, history, news and entertainment, in all of its stupidity, glory, inconsequentiality and brilliance, heading outwards across the void to the ends of time itself.

…and that’s just the first paragraph. The band themselves don’t turn up until the third, after an extended Bladerunner-themed digression. The tongue-in-cheek grandiosity befit White Hills, though — their stated mission is to “set the international gold standard in what it means to be a space rock band in the 21st Century,” which is one Hawkwind namedrop short of everything you need to know about their musical approach.

We’ve already mentioned that White Hills are playing Austin Psych Fest and Canadian Music Week. The band have now announced an accompanying North American tour, which more or less kicks off with a hometown NYC show at Saint Vitus Bar on April 24. No supporting lineup has been announced yet, but tickets are on sale.

All of White Hills’ upcoming dates are listed, along with a high-quality recording of their 2011 Roadburn performance (these bands are always better live, after all), below…

White Hills @ Roadburn 2011

White Hills – 2014 Tour Dates
4/18/2014 Kingston NY BSP Kingston Psych Fest
4/24/2014 Brooklyn NY Saint Vitus Bar
4/25/2014 Baltimore MD Metro Gallery
4/26/2014 Wilmington NC Orton’s Bar and Billiards
4/27/2014 Durham NC The Pinhook
4/28/2014 Atlanta GA EARL
4/29/2014 New Orleans LA Siberia
4/30/2014 Houston TX Fitzgeralds Downstairs
5/1/2014 Dallas TX City Tavern
5/2/2014 Austin TX Austin Psych Fest
5/3/2014 Austin TX Austin Psych Fest
5/5/2014 St Louis MO Firebird
5/6/2014 Chicago IL Schubas Tavern
5/7/2014 Detroit MI Lager House
5/8/2014 London ON Call the Office
5/9/2014 Toronto ON CMW Music Fest
5/10/2014 Montreal QC Casa del Popolo
5/11/2014 Boston MA Great Scott

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