Cover photo by James Rexroad .
Seattle power trio Helms Alee have revealed «Interachnid», the first track off of their next album, «Noctiluca». As explained in the record’s press release, the band’s drummer and vocalist Hozoji Matheson-Margullis, whose work as a marine biologist was recently the subject of a feature at Motherboard, kept a beaker of a bioluminescent algae that glows when excited by her beside “and would tap on it at night to light up her room.” The aforementioned organism has now given its name to the album, noctiluca, thus continuing the influence of the sea and water in general on the band’s records, be it on their titles or artwork. Below, watch the video for «Interachnid», directed by Matheson-Margullis herself,
«Noctiluca» is set for release through Sargent House on April 26 on cd, digital, and vinyl formats. Pre-orders can be found here (cd and vinyl) and here (digital only). Below, you’ll find the album’s artwork as well as another quote from it’s press release, one we strongly agree with and feel sums up the appeal of Helms Alee in a nutshell.
They’ve thrived not off any sort of niche tribalism, theatrics, or image cultivation, but by simply being a really fucking good band.