Beloved Madrid band Hinds release their glorious beast of a third album, The Prettiest Curse, today on Mom + Pop. On this new record, Hinds take a quantum leap forward as a band and shrug off any remaining lo-fi accusations, finally harnessing the full extent of their pop prowess and unleashing songs which sound bigger, bolder, and more complex than anything they have done before, while still remaining true to their girl-gang, garage rock roots. “We have this incredible job, but it’s really transformed the way we live,” says CarlottaCosials, explaining the album title. “We know we’re not going to stop, so we’ve decided to embrace it—to see this curse as something pretty.” Featuring songs performed in Hinds’ native tongue for the first time, The Prettiest Curse was produced by JenniferDecilveo and is positively bursting with life, finding Hinds at their very best yet. Purchase, stream and download the album now HERE.
Hinds’ album was initially postponed due to COVID-19, and the record is now released during a time when all conversations should be focused on the Black Lives Matter movement, dismantling systemic racism, and defunding the police. While the band could not push the release of the record again, they are committed to supporting BLM and are selling a special edition t-shirt, with all net proceeds going to the following four organizations: @BTFAcollective (Black Trans Femmes in the Arts, USA), @ACER (African Career, Education, and Resource, USA), @AMAC (Asociación de Mujeres Africanas en Canarias, ESP), and @SOSracismomadrid (ESP). More information HERE + resources on “Ways You Can Help” HERE.
Hinds’ forthcoming tour dates have been canceled at this time due to Coronavirus. Stay tuned for more dates to come when conditions improve and it is safe to gather and get back back on the road.