Long time etc. but I've got a release some people might be interested in!
Today MIE released Desert Heat's debut 12" Cat Mask at Huggie Temple. Steve Gunn and John Truscinski, aka The Gunn Truscinski Duo, have teamed up with Cian Nugent for this lovely piece.
The 12” consists of two long and sprawling tracks, ‘Cat Mask at Huggie Temple’ and ‘Chimay Blues’. The former drops you straight in the never ending interplay between Cian and Steve who weave in and out of the beats that John lays down. The guitar exchanges build up to a climatic boogie jamfest. ‘Chimay Blues’ starts of as a slow deconstructed raga before moving into a hypnotic groove building up to a crescendo before it passes you by and drifts of on the open highway. Semi-improvised yet impossibly tight, Desert Heat can only embody the flickering mirage on the open road under the fading heat of the evening sun.
so yup, the track Cat Mask at Huggie Temple is up for streaming on Pitchforks The Out Door column here http://pitchfork.com/features/the-out-door/9190-records-guitars-people/2/ (excellent excellent column there)
and its out today so if you like it please do head here to pick up a copy! http://mie.limitedrun.com/products/516728-desert-heat-cat-mask-at-huggie-temple
p.s keep your eyes peeled for a new Trouble Books LP soon.