“The Hills” by Possum is an extraordinary affair. Boasting a colorful with an even more colorful video, the track meshes a few genres together with ease. Noise rock finds its way through the intricate chord progressions and solos, creating a psychedelic atmosphere to the track. The video, while elegant in visuals, is presented with eerie stills washed out with extravagant tones. This is especially prevalent in the middle of the track. After the band’s more noise driven progressions, a more mellow approach is taken with dancing imagery. Take a view and listen below, and find the tune on the upcoming debut, Space Grade Assembly, will out via Garment District Records on June 21.

“‘The Hills’ came about after our experience at the Frontier Ghost Town – an authentic wild west camp where they once filmed a Charles Manson movie. Sonically, we wanted to travel between the feel of Mylar & Haight-Ashbury era mysticism.” – Possum

Possum is Brandon Bak, Tobin Hawkwood, Patrick Lefler and Bradley Thibodeau, who assembled in Toronto. The group first connected over the sounds of CAN, Grateful Dead, Fela Kuti, and Ty Segall, resulting in an other-worldly fusion of garage, kraut, psych rock and ethno jazz with heavy, time-bending rhythm, chugging bass, and hypnotic riffs. Live audiences can expect all the cerebral happenings of a party that starts at noon and ends at dawn.

Tour Dates

May 17 – Kingston (12 Cat Arts Collective)
May 18 – Peterborough (The Garnet)
May 31 – Toronto (The Garrison)
June 7 – Chicago, IL (Emporium)
June 8 – Kansas City, MI (TBA)
June 9 – Denver, CO (Second City Music Collective)
June 11 – San Francisco, CA (Knockout Lounge)
June 13 – Portland, OR (Post 134)
June 14 – Seattle, WA (Clock Out Lounge)
June 16 – Vancouver, BC (Static Jupiter)
June 17 – Victoria, BC (Copper House)
June 18 – Nanaimo, BC (Nanaimo Bar)
June 19 – Kelowna. BC (Fernando’s)
June 20 – Kamloops, BC (Blue Grotto)
June 21/22/23 – Calgary, AB (Sled Island Muisc Festival)
June 24 – Regina, SK (TA Vinyl and Fashion)
June 25 – Winnepeg, MB (Handsome Daughter)
June 26 – Minneapolis, MN (Terminal Bar)
June 27 – Milwaukee, WI (Cactus Club)
June 28 – Detroit, MI (Kelly’s Bar)

Photo by Sarah Bassakyros & Sophia Bassakyros

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