4

Bonus MP3: Here Holy Spain -- "Can't Control"

^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.


Today marks the release of Dallas punk trio

Here Holy Spain

's sophomore album,

Division

, a disc that

Daniel Hopkins called in this week's paper, a "blistering, driving and tearing" release

.

And that was just in the lead. He also had this to say:

[They] paint a pretty clear picture of what their live shows are like, transporting the listener to stages such as that of the Double-Wide, where the band has played many shows over the last few years... But nowhere on this record is there a lack of energy. Continue reading...

And, indeed, that's the thing about Here Holy Spain: Fiery as they may sound on record, they're a far more impressive live, one of the tightest and most well-rehearsed bands in town, as drummer Scott Brayfield and bassist Erica Guagliardi lock onto each other's grooves and frontman Wes Todd Solem howls and shreds on top of them.

The above video for their lead Division single, "Can't Control," sheds some light on that front too, thanks to some live performance footage shot by Red Animal War's Justin Wilson during a recent performance at Trees, and then edited by Solem himself. It helps that the song's a good one.

And, lucky you, courtesy of the folks at Idol Records, who are releasing this disc, we've got it for you as a free download after the jump. Get some.

Bonus MP3:

Here Holy Spain -- "Can't Control"


Catch the band on Saturday night as it celebrates its CD release at La Grange.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.