Head Of Skulls! is a heavy Rock band hailing from Chicago. They've been around in varying degrees of motivation for a few years and have one great self-released slab of vinyl to show for it. You may have heard the limited edition "The Liquid Ball" EP and wondered when there would be more. Well here it is - a full lengther called You Became Your Mind, coming your way on 180 gram vinyl and included 256k download.
You are crazy if you sleep on this one.
True, it'd be easy to give a half-assed wave of the hand and a "meh" to another yet another new band. But the jokers in H.O. Skulls! are not newbies to the scene. Dig up any Chicago show ¬flyer circa oh, '96-now and chances are one of the Skullers! was at least there, if not playing it. Spawning from Pinebender, Taking Pictures, Hurl, Milemarker and Atombombpocketknife, Head of Skulls! take no time in convincing you that evolution can be crushing. HOS! has absorbed all what is good about rock and jammed it into 12 quick-hitting songs that leave you wanting more. You Became Your Mind is Head Of Skulls! getting a little riled up. Hansen, Leger and The Witch are three of the nicest folk around but this music isn't. "Did you come here to fuck with me?" is asked on this album and that seems to be the general tone.
The record was even recorded at Electrical Audio with sorcerer Jeremy Lemos (Loose Fur, Smog, Stereolab) behind the board and mixed at Phantom Manor by the famed Mike Lust (Ten Grand, Russian Circles). It's all served with an asswhup that is mercifully over in 35 minutes. A refreshing change from the usual maximizing of the medium that compels bands to release reams of unedited shite. Annnnnd: no frontman. A fucking power trio. It's a goddam patriotic duty to support these efforts.
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