Today’s video of the day is the stunning and melodically thunderous ‘Interachnid’ from Seattle’s Helms Alee. The track is the first offering from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘Noctiluca’, due out April 26 via Sargent House.
Inspired by the bioluminescent marine algae of the same name, Noctiluca pays tribute to the oceanic themes that has pervaded Helms Alee’s music. The marine reference is perhaps the closest approximation to their sound: mysterious, magical, and providing light in the darkness. Helms Alee have always been able to jump between the sublime and the savage, but with the aid of producer/engineer Sam Bell (Minus the Bear, R.E.M., The Cars), the band pushes their various methods to new extremes on Noctiluca.
Helms Alee — live:
May 3 Tacoma, WA @ Spanish Ballroom at Elks Temple w/ The Melvi
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