Published Feb 11, 2016While it's unclear if the revived Royal Trux will make any new music anytime soon, Neil Michael Hagerty has at least revealed that his long-running Howling Hex have another album release on the horizon. Titled Denver, it arrives April 15 via Drag City.
The new album marks the first full-length from the Howling Hex since 2013's The Best of the Howling Hex, which, bear in mind, was not a greatest-hits package.
A press release explains that the forthcoming nine-song set follows the "rock'n'roll alchemy" of more recent vinyl singles, employing "the modding-up of ethnic idioms from regional traditional American sounds and the refitting of these rhythms with expressions of new youth, reckless within the contemporary lifestyle."
More directly, it notes that Denver features a mix of beats supporting the "gnarl of Neil's classic guitar playing."
While samples from the set have yet to go live, a tracklisting can be found below. Pre-orders can be found over here.
1. City Song
2. Colfax West
3. Random Friends
6. Time Gives
7. Look Out
8. Guided Missiles
9. 300 Days of Sunshine