Get A Taste Of Walking Bicycles' New LP, Download "Eyesore"
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 15, 2014 4:00PM
Photo by Cassandra Bialek
Chicago's Walking Bicycles hasn't released an album since 2009, and the forthcoming To Him That Wills The Way proves it was worth the wait. Julius Moriarty's guitar, Jason Leather's bass and Deric Criss' drums tumble together on the new album creating an intense mixture of metal, punk and psychedelia. Above it all wails Jocelyn Summers' powerful vocals, careening from spooky to sexy to downright fucking scary, often within the same vocal passage.
To Him That Wills The Way has a Gothic tinge running through it, lending the air around the music a shade of darkness, but don't mistake that for simple moodiness or depression. Walking Bicycles keep the songs short, fast and allow the throbbing simplicity of their attack to drive the point home without allowing you a single breath between beats. Even the album's quieter moments, as on the cavernous "War Paint," are sped along by tribal rythms even as the guitar and bass slink between the beats.
To Him That Wills The Way is a monster.
You have to wait until August to hear the whole album, but the band has shared "Eyesore" to give you a taste of what to expect. Stream and / or download it below.
Walking Bicycles plays at The Hideout on June 20.