New York’s critically acclaimed WHITE HILLS has garnered a reputation as one of the most prolific and exciting live bands of their generation since forming in 2006. WHITE HILLS (comprised of core members Ego Sensation and Dave W) has toured extensively throughout Europe and North America and appears in Jim Jarmusch’s film Only Lovers Left Alive.
In January of 2019, the band took residence at Studio G in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Jeff Berner (guitarist of Psychic TV) behind the control desk to record their 12th album. Inspired by the drone and roar of machinery pulsing through New York City, WHITE HILLS took to the streets to gather field recordings of drills, jackhammers and other instruments of (de)construction which they manipulated to submit to rhythm. Informed by industrial innovators Einstürzende Neubauten, the post-punk dance of Killing Joke, and the dub-electro of Cabaret Voltaire, WHITE HILLS has created a sensually feral, raw beast collection of songs. The album features guest appearances by Jim Jarmusch (filmmaker and musician), Yasmine Hamden, Simone Marie Butler (Primal Scream), Jim Coleman (Cop Shoot Cop) and Alex Macarte (GNOD).
» Martin Bisi (US) (No Wave / Indie Rock)
Martin Bisi, a New York indie rock performer and record producer has been at a crossroads of indie/punk, avant garde, noire/cabaret rock, and electronic music since the early 80's. In his live performances he combines indie rock songs with theatrical story-telling and unique sound layering that can be ambient and spacious, as well as beautifully chaotic - an '80's New York art-rock original.
Bisi began his story in the downtown-meets-uptown scene of New York in the late 70's, where hip hop from The Bronx coexisted with avant garde experimentalism, the punk/glam of CBGB's, New Wave art-rock, and aggressive, nihilistic No Wave. In this world Bisi met Brian Eno who helped him start a recording studio in 1981. He has since realized albums by Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Africa Bambaataa, The Dresden Dolls, Herbie Hancock's Rockit, Boredoms, Helmet, White Zombie, Cop Shoot Cop, Jon Spencer's Boss Hog, Material/Bill Laswell, Foetus, Serena Maneesh and others. telling with indie rock, and experimental psychedelia