During the writing process for the eagerly awaited new Ex Models album, Zach Lehrhoff and Shahin Motia (also of Oneida) ended up inadvertently writing a bunch of hypnotic and overdriven stoner-rock jams. Deciding that they weren't quite right for Ex Models, Zach and Shahin teamed up with ex-Ex Model Shahyar Motia to form Knyfe Hyts.
Reborn as Bubo V, Brother Khatamkari, and Brother Minakari, Knyfe Hyts have to-date just released two tape/CDR releases 'Knyfe Hyts' and 'Sword of the Lord' on the Brooklyn 'Party Store' label, recorded in what the band term "the Knyfe Hyts sound". These rough and ready lo-fi jams take the demanding and overblown guitar sensibilities of the classic metal bands of yore and combine it with a healthy dose of psychedelia and those trademark Ex Models hypnotic rhythms.
OIB Split Volume 3 feat –
Lovvers | Knyfe Hyts | Best Fwends | The Death Set
OIB010 | 4 Tracks
Lovvers – Boys Club & Vox Pop / Knyfe Hyts – Hyts of Summer / The Death Set – Zombie / Best Fwends – Hail
7" | Limited to 450 copies
Building upon the ideas and themes of their earlier self-released recordings which were heavily overdriven and distorted messes of brilliance, Knyfe Hyts brings us their new reworking of the 'Hyts Of Summer', their most exciting and developed recording to date. It's two minutes of scuzzed-out stoner guitars and falsetto vocals that quickly builds into an aggressive psych-rock freakout.
The third volume in our series of limited edition split 7" records is a much heavier affair and brings together four of the most exciting contemporary DIY punk bands on the planet! Each volume is built around a loose musical theme with four artists that share a similar ethos in their approach to music construction. Limited to just 450 copies worldwide with reversible gatefold sleeves, inserts, and one-inch badges designed by the bands involved.
**OIB Records webstore exclusive: The first 50 copies come with an exclusive set of all four one-inch badge designs as opposed to the single one with the retail copies.