New Black Heart Procession – “Rats”

Longstanding San Diego crew the Black Heart Procession have a new album out in October. It’s called Six because it’s their sixth album (i.e. don’t forget 1998’s 1, 1999’s 2, or 2000’s Three). The band’s “number” albums have been my favorite collections, so hopefully this new one, the followup to 2006’s Spell, finds the guys in some sort of return to form. The first single “Rats” is dark and slinky. No surprise there. Maybe a surprise? Three Mile Pilot — Black Heart’s Tobias Nathanial and Pall Jenkins’ earlier (and pretty super) band with Pinback’s Zach Smith — are releasing a new record and have a July tour set up. Until then, Tobias, Pall, and other Co.

The Black Heart Procession – “Rats” (MP3)

The tracklist:

01 “When You Finish Me”
02 “Wasteland”
03 “Witching Stone”
04 “Rats”
05 “Heaven and Hell”
06 “Drugs”
07 “All My Steps”
08 “Forget My Heart”
09 “Liars Ink”
10 “Suicide”
11 “Back To The Underground”
12 “Last Chance”
13 “Iri Sulu”

Six is out 10/6 via Temporary Residence.