Hex Dispensers - Winchester Mystery House LP/CD
Austin's Hex Dispensers are back with their sophomore album, and it pretty much picks up exactly where the previous LP ended. If you've been paying attention over the past few years, you know that the Hex Dispensers are masters in the art of spewing forth short bursts of haunted fury. D~M~R isn't exactly known for it's story tellers, but Winchester Mystery House offers a thematically torturous series of songs concentrating on the horrors of love, life, sailing, skin masks, and the end of it all. The good news is that there are twelve songs, so there is an opportunity to feel satiated. One of those songs being a Devo cover, and another being "My Love is a Bat" from the Euro tour single that most of us on this side of the water didn't get a chance to own. Edition of 1500. 100 of those are black splattered, blue vinyl available exclusively from D~M~R. (SOLD OUT). Another 100 are half blue, half red and will be available exclusively through Red Devil Records at their anniversary party in San Francisco on July 17th. Winchester Mystery House will be available in Europe via Alien Snatch in the next couple of weeks. Release date is July 14, 2009.