Song of the Day: Heron Oblivion - Your Hollows

Song of the Day
06/02/2016
Jim Beckmann
photo by Alissa Anderson

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is "Your Hollows" by Heron Oblivion from their 2016 self-titled album on Sub Pop.

Heron Oblivion - Your Hollows (MP3)

If you're looking for Heron Oblivion, you'll likely find them floating in the aether, ascending above the afterburn of '60s psychedelic rock and the fumes of each band member's other projects. Forged from unstructured jam sessions between friends, the Bay Area-based group melds the mind-melting riffs of Comets On Fire bandmates Ethan Miller and Noel Von Harmonson, and Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound's Charlie Sauffley with the antiquated atmospherics of vocalist and drummer Meg Baird (of Espers). Their self-titled debut pulses with acid-feuled energy as it winds through fiery freakouts, rambling rockers, dredging dirges and distorted drones, often in the same song. Today's featured song, the album's final track, takes such a journey, from a fluttering flicker to an engulfed burn-burner, drawn by Baird's breathy voice and fanned by Von Harmonson's and Sauffley's scorching attacks. Like the rest of the LP, "Your Hollows" is ablaze with a lovingly anachronistic intensity.

You can also find Heron Oblivion on tour, now through the Midwest and on Thursday, June 16, in Seattle at the Sunset Tavern with Low Hums. Look for more dates and music on the group's Facebook page and, for now, enjoy another 10 minutes of metaphysical madness with album track "Rama":

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