Hinds — photo by Wes Marsala

Cultivating something of a phenomenon that has grown out of Madrid’s ever-expanding music scene, garage-rockers Hinds have spent the last four years carefully grooming their sound for their highly anticipated debut. That debut, which will be out early next year, will be titled Leave Me Alone, and the band have shared two singles off the LP.

“Chili Towns,” an infectiously DIY garage-folk tune (Mac DeMarco and Juan Wauters come to mind) that is rooted more in haphazard vocalizations and 70’s stylized lyricisms than its gentle guitar lines, was the first to be offered up to fans by Hinds. The shared lead vocals of Carlotta Cosials and Ana Perrote jangle alongside the song’s velvet tones and lo-fi guitar glimmers. But their most recent single, “Gardens,” is probably the best reason to be excited about their freshmen debut. In the same way The Strokes reminded a generation that a bass line could be groovy, the song’s glowing guitar melodies and percussion gallops are a dangerously danceable combination that’ll have you swaying and swooning.

In between snare taps and rumbling drums come the hazy fuzz of the song’s chorus, which echo This Is It-era vocal antics —”cause’ I can take you dancing” sing Cosials and Perrote — and they most certainly can.

Listen to both of HINDS’ new singes below, and be sure to catch HINDS in Los Angeles when they play the Echoplex on October 16. You can purchase tickets here.

HINDS’ debut album Leave Me Alone is set for release January 8, 2016 via Mom + Pop/Lucky Number.

Words: Steven Ward

Listen to HINDS’ new song “Garden”:


HINDS leave me alone

HINDS Leave Me Alone Tracklisting
Fat Calmed Kiddos
Castigadas En El Granero
Solar Gap
Chili Town
San Diego
And I Will Send Your Flowers Back
I’ll Be Your Man
Walking Home

HINDS North American Tour Dates
9/29/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre **
9/30/15 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre **
10/1/15 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre **
10/2/15 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom **
10/4/15 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
10/5/15 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note **
10/6/15 Madison, WI @ The Orpheum **
10/7/15 Chicago, IL @ The Riviera **
10/10/15 Vancouver, CAN @ The Rickshaw Theatre #
10/11/15 Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project %
10/12/15 Portland, OR @ Holocene%
10/14/15 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s%
10/16/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex%
10/17/15 San Diego, CA @ CA @ Irenic%
10/19/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court%
10/20/15 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge%
10/22/15 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall%
10/23/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom%
10/24/15 Toronto, CAN @ Lee’s Palace%
10/25/15 Montreal, CAN @ Bar Le Ritz PDB%
10/27/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg%
10/28/15 Allston, MA @ Great Scott%
** Supporting Glass Animals
# With The Black Lips and Ariel Pink
% Supported by Public Access T.V.

Listen to HINDS’ new song “Chili Towns”:


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