I am in love with this SBTRKT sound critter that is the cover model for his upcoming second album Wonder Where We Land. I want to hold him in my hand and listen to the new single “NEW DORP. NEW YORK,” featuring Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend.
Let’s pretend he’s in our slender, cool palms right now, and we are surrounded by bright red walls, and open our ears:
When I close my eyes, I almost wouldn’t recognize this as SBTRKT at all. It’s definitely a departure, happily laced with Ezra’s charming vocal vibe. My ears like it.
Also, I did the courtesy of looking up New Dorp… It’s in Staten Island.
Wonder Where We Land comes out September 23, and LA folks have 2 chances to see the live show — October 14 and 15 at the Belasco Theater. Tickets go on sale here, July 31 @ 10am.
Here are some tracks I’ve been listening to this week whilst running around Hampstead Heath and staring out the window on the C2 bus.
Some free downloads in there for you, too.
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RAIN. I feel like staring out a window and drinking tea. Or sitting in unreasonable amounts of traffic.
Here’s a collection of #rainwave vids and songs for this dreary day in the city of LA.
Some random recent YouTube vid from SBTRKT
Still no follow-up to SBTRKT’s self-titled debut 2 years ago… but a few days ago he posted this video with the note “further audio and visual experiments.” Hmmmm. Dreamy sounds with visuals like upside-down obsidian raindrops.
This makes me want to raindance. And it’s a free download.
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“Riders On The Storm” (Nightmares on Wax Remix)
Into this house we’re born. Into this world we’re thrown.
Sorry, could not be avoided. I am a girl after all.