Collider is the forthcoming new full-length from German-Australian noise rock/post-punk unit Heads. Set for release in North America via Corpse Flower Records next month, with Collider, Heads. manages to evade all the pitfalls of the proverbial sophomore slump. These ten songs carry an atmosphere of restrained anger and maturity, capturing a somber narrative that continues to resonate and leave the listener pondering. Collider listens like a trudge through inhospitable badlands with each song starting as if it was always there, and you just walk into the music at hearing distance.
In advance of its release Decibel is offering up the band’s visual accompaniment to “Wolves At The Door.” Issues Heads. of the clip, “‘Wolves At The Door’ is the sister song to ‘Last Gasp Shout,’ also on the record. Both of these songs are the story of a torment, driven through the desert, told from the perspective of two different characters on the ride. The video for ‘Wolves At The Door’ was made by Henrik Eichmann. We shot it together over two long days at the end of winter in Germany — first in Rangsdorf, which is an abandoned Soviet airport near Berlin and then back in Berlin at Tiefgrund, which is one of our favorite venues here. Eichmann used a lot of mirrors and projections to get some unique shots with the band, and he’s done an amazing job of capturing the spirit of the song in this video.”
Writes Decibel, “Heads. have captured tangible feelings of gloom and depression with their video for ‘Wolves At The Door.’ The song and related video feel expansive and lonely, shots of expansive fields, rooms, and highways matching the restrained vocal delivery and slow, slightly sludgy guitars.”
Heads.’ Collider will see release in North America digitally and on limited edition vinyl via Corpse Flower Records on May 4th. Preorders are currently available at this location where “Urges” and “Last Gasp Shout” are also streaming.
Having members spread out over the globe, the Heads. collective adjusted their writing and recording process of Collider to accommodate work schedules and extended family visits. In addition, the record features a string of guest musicians who infuse the record with extra fresh sounds. Kevin Whitley (Cherubs) joins the band on “Smile,” while Luc Hess (Kunz, Closet Disco Queen, ex-The Ocean) lends his incredible drumming to “Youth” and “To Call And Let It Ring.” Emilie Zoë (solo, Autisti) and Fabian Bremer (Radare) bring the haunting qualities of their musicianship to “Wolves At The Door.” All of this is held together by an impeccable mix and mastering of the one and only Magnus Lindberg (Cult Of Luna). Fans of Bitch Magnet, Slint, The Melvins, Codeine, and The Jesus Lizard pay heed.