Published Mar 13, 2009For anyone who's heard Hold Your Horse Is, the eponymous debut from San Diego noise rockers Hella, you know that the band work best as a duo. Sure, their later material with bass, second guitar, keys and vocals was all well and good but the reality is that the insanely technical noise rockers are most effective when you can clearly hear every finger-tapped guitar line and ridiculous drum fill. That's why it's with much excitement that we can report Hella have decided to strip back down to a duo.
The band, comprised of Spencer Seim and Zach Hill, are apparently at work on an as-yet-untitled album, the follow-up to their 2007 epic, There's No 666 In Outer Space. The two prog monsters are currently finishing up the writing and recording process, and plan to have the whole thing out by the end of the year. While there is no firm release date, the band have mentioned that they'll follow up the album with a long international tour.
Pretty much all of the information, including a title, tracklisting, release date and even record label, is still forthcoming, but we do know that as a two-piece, Hella can make some truly incredible music.