Limited vinyl-only release including digital download. Heavy lidded and brutalist, Electric Hawk II finds the Chicago instrumental power trio in an entirely new environment. Whereas their self-titled debut album was the flashpoint of inception - frenetic, fists up, and teeth bared - II settles into a landscape that is more linear than before - the language and history are based in metal but they've been rearranged. The narrative has changed. It's heavy and instrumental but the stream of collective consciousness that moves through the tracks is nuanced like a conversation. Recorded by Andrew Schneider Unsane/Pelican/Cave In) at Electrical Audio, Electric Hawk II is the sound of a near future, of animals moving in a pack, of Fair Warning-era Van Halen pissing on an obelisk surrounded by a decapitated Who.