Winnipeg rockers This Hisses have made a name for themselves with their aggressive female vocals and raw instrumentals, and now we're only days away from the release of their sophomore album Anhedonia. The album is set to drop February 5 via Transistor 66 Records, but you can stream the whole album here on Exclaim.ca.
The album was produced and engineered last Spring by Matt Peters (Royal Canoe, Waking Eyes), and co-mixed by John Paul Peters, and, according to the band's release, was inspired by "David Lynch and Wim Wenders as much as it was by The Stooges and Nick Caveto to create a collection of songs for the jilted, haunted, and sentimental."
Earlier this month, we got a sample of Anhedonia with a video for "Blacksmith," which proved to have a more cinematic, rock n' roll style than their punky debut Surf Noir, and the other eight tracks follow suit. Murder ballad, "My Love He Shot A Sparrow" features Patrick Short's haunting harmonies and front-woman Julia Ryckman's operatic crooning, while "Farm Lovin' Boy" and "The Long Slow Crawl" are more of your standard rock tracks relying more heavily on guitar riffs and more pronounced drum beats by JP Perron.
The band will be playing a record release show in Winnipeg on February 9, but no other tour dates have been announced yet. In the meantime, check out the new This Hisses album, Anhedonia, below.