There’s really no genre that adequately defines The Hip Abduction. Somewhere in the realm of world music, THA embraces pop values and catchy hooks, electronic-influenced drops and synthesizer melodies, and just about everything in between. Their live shows are something to behold, with multi-instrumental jam sessions guaranteed to get your groove on.In a recent interview, guitarist David New does his best to describe their sound. “If Paul Simon smoked more pot and was listening to 2015-era tropical synth pop right before he wrote the Graceland album.” We’ll take it.The band is coming into 2016 hot, already announced on several festival lineups, and a full album of new music due out March 11th. Gold Under The Glow is certainly aptly titled, as each track is a radiant musical expression. From the fast-paced (“Come Alive,” “Crazy”) to the stripped-down (“Wandered Away,” “Higher”), each song on Gold Under The Glow showcases a band at the peak of their creativity.Overall, a listener can feel the uplifting and life-affirming vibes in The Hip Abduction’s message. “Before we lose our mind, let’s get set free and face the warmth of the high and the sound of the sea,” sings New in the opening track, “Before We Lose Our Mind.” Perhaps this is the gold of the title, breaking from the monotony of life and experiencing something deeper.Listen to that song, and a handful of THA selections from their SoundCloud playlist below:The Hip Abduction situate themselves in a unique position, nestled between world influences, electronic production, and good ol’ rock and roll. Whatever it is they’re doing, it’s working, because this is one great listen. Pre-order Gold Under The Glow by visiting the band’s website. Tour dates can be seen here.
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