So Hideous is now streaming their new song "Souvenir (Echo)" off their first new album since 2015, None But A Pure Heart Can Sing. The record is also the band's first with new rhythm section of The Number Twelve Looks Like You bassist DJ Scully and drummer Michael Kadnar.
"I think we still have the foundation of what we laid before, being influenced largely by Japanese post metal bands Mono and Envy, and composers such as Arvo Pärt and Max Richter," said guitarist and keyboardist Brandon Cruz about None But A Pure Heart Can Sing.
"We wanted more rhythm this time and we expanded outward to include influences from Fela Kuti and Tony Allen's Afrobeat percussion, James Brown's horn section, and the balladry of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. It was also nice to finally experiment a bit with more Penderecki-style tone clusters and glissando on the more dissonant sections."
So Hideous will release None But A Pure Heart Can Sing on December 3. The album was mixed and mastered by ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Kevin Antreassian, and is available for pre-order here.