The first record by (and debut release for Drone Rock Records) Buenos Aires-based experimental, garage, rock & roll band, Kill West.
Limited to just 250 copies (with 50 of these going to the band) and pressed on red & black split-coloured vinyl.
“A dirty rumbling wall of attitude introduces us to Kill West, a psych band coming out of Argentina, with the opening track of their eponymously titled EP, “Highway Mind”. It has the laid back louche feel of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and the snarling guitar attack of The Cramps.
Second track, “Freedom Ride” offers no respite other than to ramp up the proceedings – here collecting a little Jesus and Mary Chain and The Dandy Warhols along the way with the keys proving a more noticeable underlying bedrock to the wall of noise guitars.
“Lazy Eye” buries the vocals way back in the mix – more so than the previous tracks – but you can sense the sweet vocal melodies that play deep below the reverb-soaked guitars. The EP closes with “Silver Trees”, a song that lulls you in with a synth opening that soon warps into a rolling, thundering twin guitar onslaught.” – BackSeatMafia.com
As a bonus, just for this vinyl release, we have the extra track “Signs”, an epic soundscape which is due to feature on their debut album coming later this year.
Tracklist: Highway Mind / Freedom Ride / Lazy Eye / Silver Trees / Signs
Drone Rock Records DRR001