For five albums, The Warlocks have lived between and beyond the minutes and hours of time. Coming out of the late 90s neo-psychedelic scene that helped produce bands like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Warlocks records play like soundtracks to fuzz-freaked, bacchanalian stomps, pre-dawn city prowls, sleeping late with new crushes, and the elation and exhaustion that washes in and recede deep into the wee hours. Which is why we're excited to tell you they've announced a new LP, due out on May 19.
The Warlocks new LP, The Mirror Explodes, will be released on Tee Pee Records and was produced and recorded by Rod Cervera (Weezer, The Rentals) at Clear Lake Studios and is 8 tracks deep.
From the press release: On the 8 songs of The Mirror Explodes, the band's signature amalgam of White Light/White Heat attack; space panoramas, fuzz, melancholy, and melody is present and potent. But there is a vivid focus too. Throbbing bass lines, distant rolling thunder drums, and zombie rattlesnake shake are a heartbeat of strange, ominous vitality. Guitars howl, slash and bounce like light. Bobby Hecksher's vocals sound oddly alone and unsettlingly intimate all at once. And just when you think you understand the sum of these sonic elements, they become something else entirely.
The Mirror Explodes track list
01. Red Camera
02. The Midnight Sun
03. Slowly Disappearing
04. There Is A Formula To Your Despair
05. Standing Between The Lovers Of Hell
06. You Make Me Wait
07. Frequency Meltdown
08. Static Eyes