Hikes - Mahal Kita Vinyl

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Hikes - "Mahal Kita" - LP

order comes with early
immediate download of "Extra Mile"

Vinyl color for Vinyl w/ Shirt packages is
CRYSTAL CLEAR unless you email us
that you'd prefer purple
email: community records (a) gmail.com

for each LP sold

1. Been Thinkin'
2. Extra Mile
3. Mahal Kita
4. Aurora
5. Graying
6. Empathy
7. Jejune
8. Mauve Rinsed
9. Beauty, Again

Engineered by Cody J Simpson
Assistant Engineer-Eric Holtz
Mixed by Sean Harvey
Produced by Nay Wilkins
Co-produced by Cody J Simpson

All songs written and performed by Hikes

“graying” features Atlys String Quartet

“extra mile” features The Kraken Quartet
and Jack Van Norman

Album art by
Nay Wilkins & Javier Avellan
Mastered by Carl Saff

Hikes is Nay Wilkins, Chris Long, Colin Jenkins, and Claire Puckett

First Pressing 650
150 - Mauve - SOLD OUT
250 - Crystal Clear
250 - Purple

order will come with digital download
risograph lyric sheet

EU orders:
To Lose La Track

Japan orders:
Friend of Mine

Born out of true friendship and an aptitude for healthy catharsis, Austin’s Hikes anchored by the technical, emotive songwriting of Filipinx naturalist Nay Wilkins honors the love found in tight communities. Hikes’ upcoming full length, 'Mahal Kita,' is the Tagalog term for “I Love You.”

As Nay’s mother’s native language, the album is dedicated to the unrelenting will to make it through trauma while retaining the empathy and compassion that Nay learned from their Mother, and how Hikes is the vessel for implementing those ideals. The album follows the spectrum of hardships throughout the two years leading up to it and follows suit dynamically: from the ethereal pop opener of the album, reintroducing member Claire Puckett (Mother Falcon), to ‘extra mile’; featuring the bombastic technical prowess of long running members Colin Jenkins (Bass) and Chris Long (Drums), as well as marimbas from The Kraken Quartet.

Lilt, the group’s previous album recorded in Tokyo with Takaaki Mino (Toe), offers a wealth of interwoven guitar work, dense lyricism, and a pulsing rhythm section. Recounting Wilkins nearly losing their dad, losing touch with nature, memories of a missing best friend, and everything in between, Lilt is experimental indie rock bursting with a humbled hopefulness. The album took the band to a world audience; selling out shows across Japan, Europe, and the U.S. With the original quartet reformed and the band sitting on this new LP, you can expect to see Hikes in one of its many forms coming to a city near you.

Hikes - “Mahal Kita” is out Friday, November 22nd, 2019 on Community Records