Hitting Subset photo by Matt Bender
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Hitting Subset’s new song “Yami” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming Hikari/Yami LP, which is scheduled to be released on August 4th.
“Yami” was recorded in Abram Ulve’s (band’s drummer/vocalist) home studio and mixed by Josh Flores of Tragus Productions (and beloved Austin indie-poppers Shadow Of Whales).
Hitting Subset vocalist Caleb Behm comments on the song:
“Japanese for ‘darkness’. This song is about a bully in my life who wanted to control me, like most bullies do. Since they have no control over their own lives they seek control of someone else. I had a hard time understanding it all as a kid. I felt victimized by it and let it change me in some ways that effect my life even today. One day I realized that I didn’t have to let it change me, but that I could become a stronger person because of it. Today I thank this bully for putting me through that fire and that darkness so that I could gain compassion and understanding and use it to fuel my passion for helping those who suffer under similar circumstances.”
Hitting Subset is that Texan post-rock, pop punk, hardcore sound. It’s about momentum, four people united under the idea that anything is attainable if you keep moving forward. It’s not youthful naivety though, Hitting Subset’s drive comes through in their sound. The vocals are edgy, yet controlled; the lyrics are deep and meaningful; the guitar work tells stories in odd harmony; the bass is RIGHT THERE, giving you that steady rhythm, and some face-melting licks; and the drums, are the loud and proud driving force. With killer samples and some nasty bass drops to top it all off, Hitting Subset will grab you in an audio headlock and take you for a ride.