Fall For The Soul-Stirring Passion of Amasa Hines
It won't take long for the first time listener to soon realize just why Little Rock based band Amasa Hines' pedigree includes having being voted the best band in Arkansas. Crafting a distinctive brand of 'psychedelic afro-futurism' as they search for 'the new notes; the new rhythms; sonic birthmarks and hypnotisms', the seven-piece conjure a seamless integration of soul, afro-beat, psychedelic, blues, dub and indie rock that comes invested with such emotion, passion, urgency and vibrance that it will effortlessly and irresistibly have the listener's hips rockin' and soul rollin'.
Fired by the raw, soulful intensity of Joshua Asante's gritty vocal abandon, Josh Spillyards, Judson Spillyards, Ryan Hitt, Norman Williamson, along with Walter Henderson and Stephen Colby, deliver superbly polished soundscapes that are as rousingly expansive in their ambition as they are intimately absorbing in their sophistication. Releasing the 'All The World Is There' album in 2014 and building the reputation of their live show through touring their home state and the mid-West, Amasa Hines have headlined festivals and been on the bill at the Wakarusa and 80/35 festivals, and have also shared stages with the likes of Weezer, Talib Kweli and Run The Jewels. Having graced the screen for PBS subsidiary AETN's 'On The Front Row' and featured on the soundtrack for the VICE News production 'Last Chance High', here the band showcase their emotionally arresting and movingly heartfelt tales of identity, hope, love and redemption with a stunning session for Audiotreetv.