Local H is now streaming its new five song EP, Another February at Crave Online (link below). The alt-rock duo’s latest offering will be available digitally starting today via Slimstyle Records. A limited run of physical CD’S are only available at the merch table on the band’s tour, which kicks off in Bloomington, IL this week (dates below)
The EP’s title track originally appeared on Local H’s seventh studio album, Hallelujah! I’m A Bum (2012), and is the type of barn-burner that has earned Local H a devoted fan and critical following over the past two decades. A video for “Another February” recently premiered on Consequence Of Sound and can be seen here at this location >
In addition to “Another February,” the EP also features Local H’s covers of Rush’s prog-rock opus “2112: Overture/The Temples Of Syrinx” and indie rock outfit The National’s “Terrible Love,” as well as several contrasting renditions of songs from Hallelujah! I’m A Bum. These alternate versions include “Look Who’s Rocking On Four Legs Again” (a full-on electrified version of the previously subdued track “Look Who’s Walking On Four Legs Again”) as well as “Waves Again” (which strips the full-length’s sonically-layered coda into a sparse acoustic strum).
Local H is made up of drummer Brian St. Clair and front man Scott Lucas (who in addition to vocals also handles guitar and bass via an extra pick up in his guitar). The duo’s music has been renowned for balancing melodic aggression with moodier and textured pieces. This has allowed Local H to transcend genres while achieving Gold album status with 1996’s As Good as Dead and praise for their current album from such disparate outlets as Brooklyn Vegan, The Chicagoist, Revolver and Antiquiet.
Confirmed tour dates below:
2/07 – The Castle Theatre, Bloomington, IL
2/08 – Mojo, Columbia MO
2/09 – Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom, Little Rock, AR
2/10 – Prophet Bar, Dallas, TX
2/11 – The Mohawk, Austin, TX
2/12 – Shrine, Tulsa, OK
2/13 – The Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
2/15 – Durty Nellie’s, Palatine, IL
2/16 – Spicolli’s Grill, Waterloo, IA
2/20 – Milk Club, Moscow, Russia