Local H Announce New Album and 25th Anniversary Show

. Local H have announced that they will be releasing their 8th studio album, "Hey, Killer," on April 14th and will be playing a special hometown record release and 25th anniversary show.

The new album was produced by Andy Gerber and is the two-man band's first album to feature drummer Ryan Harding. "Hey, Killer" will be issued on CD, vinyl and digitally.

On April 19th the band will perform the special hometown show at the Metro in Chicago to celebrate the album's release and mark the 25th anniversary of their very first live show at the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater on April 20, 1990.

Frontman Scott Lucas offered these details about the album, "After Ryan joined, we spent the year touring and collecting riffs. Once that year was up, it was time to make a record. We didn't give ourselves a choice. "We called Electrical in November and booked a couple of days in December.

"I hung up the phone and I was like, 'F***! What did I just do?' I was panicked. We had two songs. No lyrics. Then I listened to the recordings and demos I'd made on my phone over the past year, and I realized that we had a lot of stuff. Then the lyrics started to come together. Every day. More stuff.

"It was like it was out of our control. When we were done, we just looked at each other, and we were both like, 'This stuff is really f***ing good!' No one was more shocked than we were."

He also explained why they decided not to go in the concept album direction with the new album, "We did a break up record, followed by a political record. The charge became that we couldn't make a record without leaning on a conceptual crutch.

"That may or may not be true, but the goal with this record was to trim the fat and just pile on the hooks. All killer, no filler is how the saying goes. Obvious stuff, really. In the end, you're just trying not to suck. It's a simple plan. The record's called Hey, Killer - not Hey, Filler (sorry)."

Hey, Killer tracklisting:
1. The Last Picture Show In Zion
2. City Of Knives
3. Freshly F***ed
4. Gig Bag Road
5. The Misanthrope
6. One Of Us
7. Leon And The Game Of Skin
8. Mansplainer
9. Age Group Champion
10. John The Baptist Blues
11. I Am A Salt Mine

Local H Tour Dates:
2/5 Elkhart, IN Five Star Dive Bar
2/6 Kalamazoo, MI Shakespeare's Lower Level
2/7 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
2/8 Pittsburgh, PA Hard Rock Cafe
2/10 Amityville, NY Revolution Bar & Music
2/11 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
2/12 Akron, OH Musica
2/13 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
2/14 Iowa City, IA Gabe's
2/27 Eau Claire, WI House of Rock
2/28 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing
4/17 Arlington Heights, IL H.O.M.E.
4/18 Bolingbrook, IL Tailgaters
4/19 Chicago, IL Metro

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