TRACK PREMIERE: ANDREW RINEHART “GONE TO HELL”
A somewhat recent transplant to Los Angeles, Andrew Rinehart soaked up a considerable amount of desert gloom during visits to the West Coast over the years and it leaches out in the song “Gone To Hell,” which he describes as “a love letter to sociopaths everywhere,” sarcastically speaking. He recalls spending some time alone on a depressing hilltop in Louisville, Kentucky, working on it, but says that it’s really dedicated to bad people he met in New York, where he helped run Brooklyn art space Body Actualized Center before its demise.
He says: “People I’ve known who have, in their rabid pursuit of power, sacrificed their souls and sold out their friends. About my experience of seeing and dealing with that directly, of at times even being drawn into it. Chess-game manipulations. Ultimately the song is an announcement of my awareness of that world. My exorcism of—and protection from—it.”
Andrew Rinehart’s record release show is Tuesday, Nov. 17th, at Basic Flowers as part of his Nu & Approved series with Geneva Jacuzzi, Dent May, Tall Boys & Cnake.