Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Local Indie Rockers Fits of Hail Release Their Full-Length Debut
By Jeff Niesel
on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 8:52 AM
Larry Crane (Elliott Smith, the Decemberists, Sleater-Kinney) mixed the album, and Jim Demain mastered it.
The new self-titled release follows the group’s 2016 7-inch “Belmore,” which caught the attention of veteran editor and rock writer Fred Mills (Blurt
) who declared it to be “...utterly gorgeous—sonically and visually.”
It's a terrific, immediately listenable album. Shimmering songs on such as "Sampled Aesthetic," "St. John's Wort" and “Kill the Poet” have a hypnotic quality to them while the darker “Pathos” possesses a grunge-y feel.
The album is available on Bandcamp
, and CDs come in a sleeve that features cover art by Kalman. Plus, the band says that if you order the physical product, “You may get some surprise addition, like a button or a sticker, depending on the day.”
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Fits of Hail, a local indie rock band that features singer-guitarist Chris Anderson, drummer John Kalman, bassist Alan Grandy and guitarist Mike Reilly, has just released its full-length debut on Sound of the Sea, the label run by Grandy, a veteran local musician who played with Terrible Parade in the late '80s and early '90s, Jehova Waitresses in the '90s, and Sputnik in the 2000s.
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