Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tobacco + Sole Team Up on Self-Titled, New Video Hits URB; Lil B, Pictureplane, Xiu Xiu & More on 'Hello Cruel World' LP Out 7/19

Tobacco is Latest Sole Collaborator On Battery Acid Induced "Pianos Falling," Premiere on Self-Titled

Fiery, Policital "I Think I'm Noam Chomsky" Video Premiere on URB

Lil B, Pictureplane, Xiu Xiu, Sage Francis & More on Forthcoming Hello Cruel World LP Out 7/19

DOWNLOAD: "Pianos Falling (w/ Tobacco)" (mp3 via Self-Titled)

WATCH: "I Think I'm Noam Chomsky" (video via URB Magazine)

DOWNLOAD: "Hello Cruel World" (Alias Remix w/ WHY?'s Yoni Wolf) (mp3 via RCRD LBL)

It's been a busy couple of months for Sole and the Skyrider Band. The news already hit about the forthcoming full length Hello Cruel World on July 19th on Fake Four Inc., including a head-turning cast of guests that includes Lil B THE BASED GOD, Pictureplane, Xiu Xiu, Sage Francis, and more. Recently, the first single "Hello Cruel World" was given the remix treatment from former Anticon label mates Alias and Yoni Wolf from WHY?. Now, Sole has continued to push things further. URB Magazine recently premiered the video for his searing, non-album cut and political heavy-hitter "I Think I'm Noam Chomsky," while Self-Titled also premiered "Pianos Falling," his collaboration with Black Moth Super Rainbow's Tobacco.

While much was made of Sole aka Tim Holland leaving the Anticon empire he helped create, there's a refreshing, new found confidence and focus not seen since his now-classic albums Selling Live Water and Bottle of Humans . Some proof of that can be found in the fact that he's assembled an army of the most exciting voices in music right now to be apart of the new record. The new album drops July 19th on cd, vinyl, and digital via Fake Four Inc., with the European release being handled by Equinox Records. With Hello Cruel World, Sole returns with the Skyrider Band for his first full length since the split with Anticon, and his third album with the Skyrider Band. Listeners will notice that Sole has adopted the most deliberate flow of his career--abandoning the freewheeling, hyper-timed assaults of his earlier work in favor of a biting clarity and all around accessibility . The record draws on the wealth of his newly found freedom, tapping into the positivity and ethics of a DIY tradition he has always known and embraced throughout his career - transforming his past cynicism into a call to arms and personal empowerment. The Skyrider Band itself has been similarly transformed; trading in their dense soundscapes and organic touchstones for an impeccable attention to detail and more studio-centric productions.

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