Bygones: Hill & Reinhart

Zach Hill (Hella) and Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos) announce new duo’s debut

What can be said about Bygones? Have you heard of Hella? Tera Melos? These bands don’t need words to get their point across. So logically, a project bred from their members Zach Hill (drums, vocals) and Nick Reinhart (guitar, bass, vocals) is equally successful at rendering listeners speechless.

Come August 4, Bygones’ debut album by- will most certainly render even the most loquacious and easily-distracted dumbfounded. It’s a sinewy, wired mass of riffs and rhythms tightly wound around a uniquely pop heart. The duo fits more riffs and ideas into one song than most bands fit into a whole album. It’s tireless, and nearly infinite in the sheer quantity of ideas to unravel. Most everyone familiar with Zach Hill knows he’s an equally tireless collaborator. Along with Hella, he also performs with Marnie Stern, Team Sleep (with Chino Moreno of Deftones), Goon Moon, Crime In Choir and a host of others. In a recent news story, Pitchfork quipped of his ridiculously busy schedule, “at this rate, Hill’s probably going to need to clone himself.”