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His Name Is Alive


Release Notes
  • Deluxe 180 gm vinyl housed in tip-on jacket.
  • Psychedelic rock opera with fuzz guitar and layered vocal harmonies.
  • Horror soundtrack vibe.
  • Different mixes and edits for LP, CD, and Download.

HNIA’s stunning new offering is a rock opera depicting an epic struggle between identical twins, reflective in nature, and mirrored in twin science, secret language, and mythology. Described variously by the press as “absolutely beautiful” (CMJ), “a silver thread out of the labyrinth” (NME), and “haunted, wholly out of time or context” (Plan B), His Name Is Alive continues to mystify with Tecuciztecatl.

Beginning in Livonia, MI as an experimental bedroom dream pop project, HNIA has released a steady stream of music since their first self-released cassettes in the late-’80’s. One of label founder Ivo-Watts Russell’s Top 5 groups of all-time, HNIA would go on to release 7 albums on the 4AD label over a period of 13 years. Out of step with the Alterna-Grunge zeitgeist of the ’90’s, with the current ascension of horror soundtracks and other non-“rock” forms into both pop and underground music, HNIA’s time may have finally come.

“A pitch-black psych-rock album” – Wondering Sound

“Classic rock power riffing, both ridiculous and kind of perfect” – Pitchfork

“Guitar riffs joyously and eerily behind a wall of chilling vocals” – Stereogum

“It’s a rock opera heavy on Thin Lizzy-style twin guitar leads” – Brooklyn Vegan


Feb 06 – Cleveland OH @ Grog Shop
Feb 07 – Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Feb 09 – Boston MA @ Great Scott
Feb 10 – Brooklyn NY @ Rough Trade
Feb 12 – Washington DC @ Black Cat Backstage
Feb 14 – Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
Mar 29 – New Orleans LA @ Circle Bar
Mar 31 – Denton TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
Apr 01 – Austin TX @ The Mohawk
Apr 03 – Phoenix AZ @ Valley Bar
Apr 04 – San Diego CA @ Casbah
Apr 05 – Los Angeles CA @ The Echo
Apr 07 – San Francisco CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Apr 10 – Portland OR @ Doug Fir
Apr 11 – Seattle WA @ Barboza
Apr 15 – Minneapolis MN @ 7th Street Entry
Apr 16 – Chicago IL @ Schubas