Taken from The Hanging Stars forthcoming single ‘The House On The Hill’, which is due out on Great Pop Supplement on 23rd October.
London based psych country outfit The Hanging Stars sound like the missing link between between the California desert sun and the grey skies of London Town, the tracks were laid down between LA and Walthamstow, each of these vastly different cities leaving an indelible mark on the recordings.
“Endlessly Aimless” were recorded in Lake Hollywood, LA with Rob Campanella (The Quarter After, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Tyde, GospelbeacH etc) and features San Fransiscan legend Chrystof Certik on lead guitar.
The A-side ‘The House On The Hill’ is a murder ballad about a poor girl who drowns herself in the sea after having her heart broken. Partly a true story, the track was also inspired by an entry in a book of traditional songs gathered by folk music archivist Alan Lomax. You can watch the video directed by Paul Kelly of St Etienne below.
Featuring members of The See See and Dan Michelson and the Coastguards, The Hanging Stars are essentially a loose collective of people who aim to make music that drifts along and blisses you out, whilst you shuffle your feet. The core band is made up of singer, songwriter and guitarist Richard Olson, with Sam Ferman on bass and Paulie Cobra on drums, also featuring Horse Phillips on pedal steel and Phil on Keyboards.
October 22nd – The Shacklewell Arms w/ Marvin Powell (Single launch), London
October 23rd – Islington Assembly Hall w/ The Clientele, London
November 19th – La Peniche, Lille, France
November 24th – Heliogabal, Barcelona, Spain
November 25th – Loco, Valencia, Spain
November 26th – Siroco, Madrid, Spain
November 27th – Psilocybe, Hondarribia, Spain
November 28th – Picos, Lierganes, Spain