If you’ve been paying attention to me at all the last few weeks/months/years, you might have noticed I’ve been promoting a new album. This is my 6th solo album and , for the first time ever, I’m putting it out myself. Yes, I’m no longer on Ninja Tune. But thank to them for years and years of a great service.
Anyway, because I’m doing this myself, things are a little different this time. For one, it’s a digital release only at the moment. So, if you want to own it, the only way is to download it. For you enthusiasts of non-digital music, hold your heads. While I’m not planning on making cd’s (it’s still possible but , honestly, I’m doing this all myself and no one buys Cd’s anymore) I AM getting vinyl done. I’m starting with 1000 copies. If that goes well, I will do represses. If you’re wondering “So, how can I get this vinyl?!?!” wellllll…I can’t say yet. It will be done and ready around early 2015. I’m still working out how to distribute it. When I do, I’ll let everyone know. Just know that I want to sell it as much as you want to buy it so I’m gonna figure something out. But, sadly, I’m not taking pre-orders on it right now.
The good news is, if you’re an internet/music downloader kinda person, this new album is available in many forms.
spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/4FNHMOVkgTBRiPj1lHksLY (feel free to do that thing where you leave it on repeat for the whole day…that’s like 15 cents a day for me!)
And a bunch of other places you can get digital/streaming music. I used tunecore so that covers most of the places you can think of. There’s a chance it might not be ready on some of those sites right away but, rest assured, it will be there.
Here’s a stream of the album, for those people who don’t just blindly make purchases:
In closing, I’d just like to say thanks to all the fans who have supported me over the years. I’ve met a bunch of you on the road and spoken to many of you online in some form. You are a small but loyal group. Without you, I wouldn’t be doing this. Also, know that , with this album being self released,I’m doing something I’ve never done. I’m old and this is new territory for me. I’m learning as I go. It’s kinda like teaching your mom how to text. so have a little patience. If you have questions (that are not answered in this post) feel free to ask.
An extra shout out to the people who pre-ordered on bandcamp and paid more than the asking price. I don’t know why you did it…maybe you were drunk and feeling philanthropic but that was above and beyond. Seriously…in a world where people have pretty much taken the value away from as much art as possible, that kind of thing really speaks volumes about your character. I sure as hell wouldn’t do it…you’re better people than me! So, seriously, thanks.
I didn’t do any real liner notes so…Shout out to all the people who helped me with this album: Gabe Hilfer, Owen Brozman, Damien Paris, Brian Koerber, Aaron Meola. And to all the people looking out for me on blogs and websites and magazines…it’s appreciated. This is some grassroots shit right here so all the little things count extra.
Okay. So, I hope you guys enjoy the album. As always, thanks for the support!
Yup, the good people at Waxpoetics.com were kind enough to hook your boy up by streaming my new album “Bells and whistles” in its entirety (Shout out to Kyle Eustice!) . It comes out on most digital platforms on tuesday, November 18th. That’s next week, yo!
Anyway, here’s the Album! I hope you enjoy it.
So, as you may know, my new album “Bells and Whistles” is dropping next tuesday (november 18th). It’s a digital release for now but the vinyl will be coming a little later. My guess would be very early 2015. I don’t have pre-order info for that yet but, when I do, I’ll let it be known.
Until then, you can get your digital fix at bandcamp:
To answer other FAQ’s:
1)This album is not coming out on Ninja Tune. I’m putting it out myself. It’s a bold new world.
2)This album will be available at many different digital outlets. I-tunes, amazon, etc…So, if you’re not a bandcamp kinda person, you can get it there.
3)To people asking about Cd’s, as of now, there is no plan to make them. I know there is a handful of you who still buy them but, truth be told, this is all being self financed and I’m not trying to lose money on this just to make a couple cd’s for a few people. That said, I’m not writing off the idea. I might do a small run one day to sell at shows but I wanna feel everything else out first.
Anyway, I hope you like it. And it you haven’t peeped any of the leaks gets, check out my sound cloud page:
As well as this exclusive one Potholes in my blog premiered the other day:
See you on the 18th…digitally!
So, I’m hungover and have just been loafing around today. Definitely been in sweat pants since I woke up (Like a boss). Anyway, I was perusing the interwebs and came across an accapella for Bobby Shmurda’s mega hit “Hott N#gga”. You’ve all heard it. In fact, you must be pretty fucking sick of it by now. Well, I feel your pain. So here’s a version I whipped up for fun. It’s a more emo look into the eyes of Mr. Shmurda.
Whatever the case, it’s just for shits a giggles so take it for what it is.
Here’s a download link , if you actually want to own this track:
My new album , “Bells and whistles”, is coming very soon. So soon, I can taste it. November 18th, it will be released digitally pretty much everywhere you can get music in that fashion. A little further down the line, there will be vinyl (Early 2015 at the latest).
For now, here is a song that is not on the album. This is just a little something special I whipped up for you guys cause I love you. I mean it. I’m in love with you. Will you go steady with me? Take my hand. Walk with me. Lets feed some swans in a pond and talk about our feelings.
Anyway, there is a story behind this song. This is a mash up of about 12 different versions of the song “Sunny.” I did it cause I got mildly obsessed with the song a few years ago and sought out as many covers as I could find. I knew I couldn’t make it an official song (because the song is so famous) so I started doing the mash-up live in shows. I’ve been doing a variation of this in my live set for a few years now and it always goes over really well. Figured I’d do a version of it for people to check outside of my shows.
Also, while I got you here, check this interview i did with my peoples over at the Passion of the weiss. We talk about my new album, gentrification in NYC and my basketball game.
And here is “Sunny”:
Leak leak leak…
Here’s a second song off my upcoming album “Bells and whistles”. It’s called “On the back of a golden dolphin”.
The album drops november 18th. Be about it, guys.
Also, in case you missed it, here’s “Kaput!” , which I leaked a month ago.
So, someone on facebook recently hit me up asking about some random track I did a long time ago and I was reminded of these three compilations. Basically, I took all the tracks (at least the ones that i remembered and could find) that I’ve ever produced that weren’t on Aesop albums, and gave you three installments of music. All in all, 39 songs. Some very rare, some, not so much. But, I figure there are a lot of people out there who like having everything. This should suffice. Some of this stuff dates back to the late 90’s so, you know, this is some throwback shit right here.
It should also be noted that these were compiled before I did any of the albums with Illogic, Billy Woods and Marq Spekt so, obviously, I’m not including those. Also, go buy those. Help me buy that picture of a yacht I’ve been eyeing.
Anyway, here is a ton of free music. Enjoy and please never tell me I never gave you anything.
1)Apology: Vast Aire & Aesop Rock
2)Meditation: Johnny 23
3)Smokin’ them trees: Blair Cosby (AKA Camu Tao)
4)In Crowd: Chase Phoenix
5)A thousand apologies: Chase Phoenix
6)Hotel no motel:Lodeck
8)Tough Guy: Chase Phoenix
9)Beautiful Disease: Lodeck
10)Blood boy: Cage
11)Get rich (or try dying): Despot
12)Killing time: Illogic Feat. Aesop Rock
13)Unicycle (water cycle): Cryptic One
1)Substance D: Despot
2)Twenty Something: Chase Phoenix
4)Feed me grapes: Lodeck
5)Mermaid pornography: Mac Lethal
6)Love to fuck: S.A. Smash feat. Aesop Rock
7)Room the breath: Hangar 18
8)Struggles: Vordul Mega
10)Bicycle(Gold cycle): Cryptic 1
11)I pollute: Lodeck
12)Tuscon: Isaiah Toothtaker
2)Crap Artists: Despot
3)Too Heavy for Cherubs: Cage
4)The west Wing: Hangar 18
5)Fishin’!: Blair Cosby (AKA Camu Tao)
6)Happy Pillz: Murs Feat Aesop Rock
7)Secret Agents: Chase Phoenix Feat. Aesop rock
8)Sticky Pigs Feet: Chase Phoenix
9)Midnight Manhattan: Mac Lethal
11)PAtience: Chase Phoenix
12)Miss By a Mile: Slug, Eyedea and Aesop Rock
13)Tricycle: Cryptic 1
14)Winds Know Better: Isaiah Toothtaker Feat WitchDoctor