Photo by Els Kuijt
Hailing from Rotterdam in The Netherlands, Lewsberg have just released a new single for Speedy Wunderground's 7" singles series. "Six Hills" is going to remind you a ton of The Velvet Underground, in particular spoken word songs like "The Gift." It's not just the rhythmic spoken word aspect of The Velvet Underground that is reflected in "Six Hills." You even get the guitar tunings along with the freak out groove from the art rock pioneers. Lewsberg do add in some more modern day indie rock feedback and fuzz, but this could have been a song played at The Boston Tea party decades ago. None of this is meant as a negative comment. If more bands wore their Velvet Underground fandom on their sleeves like this, music would be a whole lot more interesting.
You can watch the video for "Six Hills" below. The song is available as a single via Speedy Wunderground and can be downloaded here. Physical copies can be found here. For more on Lewsberg, check out the artist's website.