On Friday, Virginia’s dark, bluesy stoner rock outfit Pimmit Hills—featuring former members of King Giant—will release their new EP, Heathens & Prophets. The new EP was produced by J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) who also performs on a handful of songs, and the group’s sound is more stripped down than King Giant’s heavier doom sound, with more folk and Americana roots in its blood. Today, the group is sharing new track “Baby Blue Eyes,” and it’s a bluesy ripper with a rootsy grit beneath its Danzig-style rock ‘n’ roll badassery.
The band’s vocalist Dave Hammerly says about the song in a statement, “Sometimes a person will sabotage their own lives for the sake of excess and addiction. A familiar place that is all yours where you shut out your own loved ones for the quick fix. You go see that place as often as you can get away. I often wonder how we are perceived by the folks who watch us disintegrate. But the beauty of the drink and that bartender who you think is a friendly face.
‘I see your baby blue eyes, and your lips so red. You look at me with sadness, I look at you with regret.’
No matter how much we try to tear ourselves apart and act like we don’t care. Deep down, we are still asking those around to save us. Including a higher power who we feel does not listen… or maybe it’s just the booze!”
Hear “Baby Blue Eyes” below.
Photo by Shane Gardner
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