So Streameous: Stream So Hideous’s New Album Laurestine Right Now!
The piano intro for “Yesteryear,” the opening track from So Hideous’ new album Laurestine, is the perfect harbinger of things to come: gorgeous and melodic, but dark and sinister all the same.
And really, isn’t that the perfect way to describe So Hideous’s brand of blackened whatever-ness overall? They have a knack for making the absolutely disgusting sound so pretty, or the overly gorgeous sound gnarly and gross… whichever way you choose to view it. Laurestine finds the New York outfit having developed and matured since their 2013 debut Last Poem/First Light; not that they’ve changed much, they’ve just gotten even better at what they do, and it’s an absolutely glorious listen.