Windhand Hold “Two Urns,” One in Each [Wind]Hand
Windhand are kind of a big deal now, huh? It seems like just yesterday their publicist was bugging us to cover the debut full-length of a fledgling doom band from Richmond, VA — it was kinda just yesterday, though… 2012 — and now just three years later the band is set to release their third album and embark on a real headline tour in support of it, with all sorts of hype and buzz. Dayum… time flies!
“Two Urns” is the first song we’re hearing from forthcoming album Grief’s Internal Flower, and we’ve embedded a “radio edit” of that track below (we’re guessing the full version was deemed too long to be considered a “single”). And it’s a sweet song; you won’t get any surprises here — if stoner/doom isn’t your thing, turn elsewhere — but the riffs are big and creepy, the vocals are appropriately haunting, and the production is absolutely MASSIVE courtesy of the legendary Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, Soundgarden). Check it out below.
Grief’s Infernal Flower comes out on Relapse Records on September 18th. Pre-order: Physical | Digital.
Upcoming tour dates below, including the fall headliner with Danava and Monolord supporting.
Jul 28: AS220 – Providence, RI
Jul 29: Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs
Jul 30: Montreal, QC – RRROOAAARRR
Jul 31: Toronto, ON – The Garrison
Sept 18: Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
Oct 21: New York, NY – Gramercy #
Oct 22: Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room #
Oct 23: Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose #
Oct 24: Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle #
Oct 27: Seattle, WA – Neumos #
Oct 28: Vancouver, BC – Astoria #
Oct 29: Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios #
Oct 30: San Francisco, CA – The Chapel #
Oct 31: San Diego, CA – Night of the Shred ^
Nov 1: Los Angeles, CA – Roxy #
Nov 2: Mesa, AZ – Club Red #
Nov 3: Albuquerque, NM – Sister #
Nov 4: Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater #
Nov 6: Dallas, TX – Dada #
Nov 7: Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites #
Nov 8: Little Rock, AR – White Water Tavern #
Nov 11: Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups #
Nov 12: Ferndale, MI – Loving Touch #
Nov 13: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop #
Nov 14: Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery #
Nov 15: Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts #
# – w/ Danava and Monolord
^ – w/ Monolord