It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from DFA mainstays Holy Ghost! Actually, it’s been three years since the duo released their last album, Dynamics. Today they’ve announced their return via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show—Lowe is having a busy day; he’s also premiered tracks from Future and Deftones today.
Holy Ghost! will release an EP called Crime Cutz on April 29. Ahead of its release date the duo has premiered the title track, something the duo call “rhythm ear candy. Simple. Angular. Funky. Physical. Fun.” It’s really hard to deny them that.
Here is what Holy Ghost’s Nick Millhister had to say about the new EP:
Coming out of recording and then subsequently playing/touring the last record, we didn't have a clear game plan for new music other than a broad goal of trying to do stuff that was instantly rhythmically gratifying. As a drummer, I get parts that I find to be rhythmically catchy stuck in my head all the time. The drums on "Very Ape" by Nirvana or the confusing synth hook on ABBAs "Gimme Gimme Gimme" or the weird angular interplay between synths and guitar on "I Feel Your Love Coming On" by Chic. So this was an attempt to do something that was sort of rhythm ear candy. Simple. Angular. Funky. Physical. Fun.