I'm sure some of you will be a little pissed that the band is heading in a totally different direction, but I'm actually more excited to hear what they offer up now than before. Think Animal Collective or Gang Gang Dance, but darker, and with vintage samplers and drum machines. It's no secret these guys love tribal/ethnic drums. Now they can play around with the source material directly. And I don't care what anyone says, synthesized basslines and sampled kickdrums are better than their instrument counterparts, hands down.
Thrill Jockey uses words like "Italo," "dystopian," and "slaughtered dolphins," all of which scream awesome to me. I'm not sure about you, but I'll be on the lookout for this when it drops on March 15.
Tracklist For Dolphins:
01. Hard Up
[via Tiny Mix Tapes]