Album out September 2nd / On tour August & September with Melvins, September & October with Russian Circles

“…this music could be used to reanimate the dead, that’s how much electric energy flows through it.” - Nerdist
Washington state power trio Helms Alee have unveiled another song off of their forthcoming Stillicide LP; listen to “Untoxicated” as it is premiering today on AV Club (or directly on Soundcloud). The song continues Helms Alee’s sonic tradition of blending heavy riffs, dark guitar pop and math rock into songs that are brutal, anthemic, and cerebrally engaging. Stillicide will be available on CD, LP and digital formats fromSargent House on September 2nd, one month after Helms Alee teams up with the Melvins for a U.S. tour through September 21st, followed by another North American jaunt supporting label mates Russian Circles(dates below).
Comprised of members Ben Verellen (guitar, vocals), Dana James (bass, vocals), and Hozoji Margullis (drums, vocals) Helms Alee delivers the kind of expertly crafted, dynamic, nuanced, and diverse songwriting that is both instantly intriguing and increasingly gratifying after repeated listens. Bolstered by the recording and production expertise of Kurt Ballou at God City Studios, Stillicide is not only the group’s strongest collection of songs, it is arguably their best sounding release to date. The heavier moments are that much more oppressive; their melodic angles are that much more beguiling, and the juxtaposition between Verellen’s patriarchal roar and the siren song vocals of James and Margullis is that much more exhilarating. If there was only one band you could listen to for the rest of your life, Helms Alee would satiate most every emotional yearning. And if you could only pick one of their albums, you’d gravitate towards the best document of their textural range and songwriting chops. You’d gravitate towards Stillicide.
Stillicide is available for pre-order now (on iTunes as well). More news coming soon from Helms Alee and Sargent House.
Stillicide, track listing:
1. More Weight
4. Meats and Milks
5. Stillicide
6. Galloping Mind Fuk
7. Creeping You Company
8. Dream Long
9. Bullygoat
10. Andromenous
11. Worth Your Wild
with MELVINS unless noted *
Aug 03 Las Vegas, NV - Backstage Bar & Billiards
Aug 04 Flagstaff, AZ - The Green Room
Aug 06 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
Aug 07 Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre 
Aug 09 Sioux Falls, SD - The District
Aug 10 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
Aug 12 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *
Aug 13 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock *
Aug 14 Rock Island - Rock Island Brewing Company
Aug 15 Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s
Aug 16 Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
Aug 17 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
Aug 18 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
Aug 19 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue Theatre 
Aug 20 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
Aug 22 Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
Aug 23 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Aug 24 Buffalo, NY - Iron Works - 
Aug 26 Syracuse, NY - The Westcott Theater
Aug 27 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
Aug 28 Hamden, CT - The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Aug 29 Providence, RI - Fete Ballroom
Aug 31 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Sep 01 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle 
Sep 02 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
Sep 05 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
Sep 06 Charlotte, NC - Amos’ Southend
Sep 07 Charleston, SC - Music Farm
Sep 08 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
Sep 10 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
Sep 11 Jackson, MS - Duling Hall
Sep 12 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
Sep 13 Little Rock, AR - Metroplex
Sep 14 Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
Sep 15 Oklahoma City, OK - The ACM @ UCO Performance Lab
Sep 16 Norman, OK - Opolis
Sep 17 Austin, TX - The Sidewinder
Sep 18 San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
Sep 20 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
Sep 21 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Sep 23-24 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Fest 
Sep 25 Detroit, MI - El Club 
Sep 26 Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace 
Sep 28 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair 
Sep 29 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer 
Sep 30 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw 
Oct 01 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel 
Oct 02 Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall 
Oct 04 Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5 
Oct 05 Birmingham, AL - Saturn 
Oct 06 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon 
Oct 07 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Studio 
Oct 08 Austin, TX - Barracuda 
Oct 09 Dallas, TX - RBC