Unreal (ATP) is Daniel Blumberg’s first Hebronix album since leaving Yuck, the band he fronted from 2010 to 2012 and quit to “work on other things.” Now that it’s released, we can understand why he left. Produced by Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux, Howling Hex), Unreal isn’t Yuck, and it isn’t supposed to be. The clouds of guitar noise that saturate the album are quieter, moodier, more unsettling; the singing wearier, stretched thin as an old E string; and the songs more introspective, turning inward with lines like, “I’ve got some things to do/Some private things to do” and “I’m thinking about things/I already know.” Blumberg will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our recent Hebronix feature.
Blumberg: This is my favorite guitar. It’s made of graphite, like my pencil. It doesn’t have a “head” or a “body.” I really enjoy watching this video of the inventor of the guitar standing on it.
Video after the jump.