Filthy Huns – S/T CS

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If the 72-years-strong annual Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota ever felt like mixing shit up and opening its chain-link fences to some more busted, broke-down musical entertainment (instead of the usual legions of George Thorogood cover bands), Filthy Huns – the custom-built solo vehicle of Nick Koenigs – would be a fine choice. Cheap, grease-stained drum machine rhythms, desolate highway guitar lines, reverbed keyboard loops, and road-burned vocals cruise like a midnight rider through dead, dusty towns in the Black Hills. “Watch Of The Bear” in particular is total loner-in-leather, headlight off, pushing 70, chasing the voided horizon under a sea of stars. It’s not all Hell’s Angels-y ghost-riding though; there’s some cool detours, too, like the woozy, hungover dub of “Hot Morning,” the 4AM campire peyote-float, “Infinite Ride,” and the stoned sunshine raga, “Out Of The Grave.” Recorded half in Minneapolis and half in Echo Park, CA across a nearly two-year window. Pro-dubbed putty-colored tapes with fold-out biker hieroglyph artwork designed and printed by Goaty Tapes impresario Zully Adler. Edition of 100.