Zach Hill To Release Debut Solo LP in August

Zach Hill To Release Debut Solo LP in August
From his impossible drumming in Hella, to his impossible drumming in collaborations with Orthrelm’s Mick Barr, Team Sleep, and Flossin, Zach Hill is, well, an impossibly good drummer from California.

Come this August, however, he will be displaying his impossible compositions at a new level with Astrological Straits, his first solo-record under his own name. The Ipecac-released debut is still highly collaborative, with appearances from Les Claypool (Primus), Marnie Stern, Chino Moreno (Team Sleep, Deftones), Randy Randall and Dean Spunt (No Age), Tyler Pope (!!!, LCD Soundsystem), Jonathon Hicshke (the Flying Luttenbachers), Steve Borth (Satori, RX Bandits), Robbie Moncrief (the Advantage), and Hill’s Hella band-mates Carson McWhirter and Josh Hill. So, yeah, it's only solo in name.

"I’ve been on this path for a while,” Hill says. "There’s a common perception that I’m this guy who drops in on sessions to add my own thing, or that I’m the ‘Hella drummer with a million side projects.’ I can understand that — I’m a busy guy, that’s part of my nature — but this is different. Not to get too lofty, but this album, and these songs, are the culmination of those experiences.”

Astrological Straits will be out August 26.