Wondering Sound says, "The resulting record is Kilgour’s best since his 1991 masterpiece Here Come the Cars, a collection of sparkling guitar-pop built around Kilgour’s graceful, effortless vocal melodies."
Over just ten songs, End Times Undone offers a robust sampling of all the various styles Kilgour has mastered over the last three decades. For an album that comes so late in one’s career, it’s a surprisingly convenient entry point into Kilgour’s body of work. After a psychedelic intro, opener “Like Rain” immediately identifies itself as vintage Kilgour, with shimmering guitars that gracefully swell and secede. “Lose Myself in Sound” will appeal to fans of The Clean who favor songs where the band chugs along on a blissful straight-line path. While the album has its share of abstract lyrics, this title is one to take seriously. And like many songs here, it draws to a close with an extended instrumental passage, the sound of four people finding their own rhythm together.
David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights tour down the west coast starting on Wednesday, dates below. Kilgour will then connect with his bandmates in The Clean for an August tour.
End Times Undone is available for pre-order on CD and randomly mixed-color vinyl in the Merge store.
David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights:
Jul 30 Portland, OR — Bunk Bar
Jul 31 Blue Lake, CA — The Logger Bar
Aug 1 San Francisco, CA — Rickshaw Stop
Aug 2 Los Angeles, CA — Los Globos
Aug 3 San Diego, CA — Soda Bar