Monday, June 23, 2014

Rustie Announces New Album 'Green Language' (Out Aug 26), US Tour Dates


Rustie returns this summer with second album Green Language, a follow-up to his 2011 highly lauded debut album Glass Swords.

This record is more personal and mature in nature, marked by Rustie’s transition from London back to his hometown of Glasgow, and choosing to only work with those that he has a personal and musical connection to including friend Danny Brown, Numbers cohort Redinho, and UK grime MC legend D Double E. Green Language reflects his early love of shoegaze, grime, trance and Dirty South hip-hop, and despite these wide-ranging reference points, Rustie is of one mind when it comes to explaining what he’s trying to express with his beats. He wants to reflect the euphoria he felt during raves he attended as a teen, and the joy he gets from making music. And he'd like his music to be personal to others that listen to it, too. It is his ability to exude emotional depth from in-your-face beats that is the core of his music, and belies his quiet, shy nature in person.“A big part of music for me is to say things that you can’t say with words,” he admits.

Rustie titled the album Green Language after the multi-faceted term and nickname for “the language of the birds”. It has different meanings in Norse medieval literature, Renaissance magic and ancient mythology, and many considered it the key to perfect knowledge. For Rustie, it echoes his attitude towards music, too. “It’s a language that’s non-dualistic, that speaks to you directly to your emotions without the mind interfering with the message,” he explains. “And music is like that for me.”

In the two and half years since the release of his debut record, Rustie has won the Guardian’s prestigious First Album award, edging out the likes of James Blake, and has helped define Glasgow as one of the most vibrant scenes in electronic music, as well as becoming the face of the “maximalist” movement. With Green Language, he is poised to further push the boundaries of what people expect, from him as well as the musical landscape as a whole.

Green Language Tracklist:
01. Workship
02. A Glimpse
03. Raptor
04. Paradise Stone
05. Up Down ft. D Double E
06. Attak ft. Danny Brown
07. Tempest
08. He Hate Me ft. Gorgeous Children
09. Velcro
10. Lost ft. Redinho
11. Dream On
12. Lets Spiral
13. Green Language

US Tour Dates
Weds July 23 @ The Dolphin Tavern – Philadelphia, PA
Thurs July 24 @ Terminal West (King Plow Art Center) – Atlanta, GA
Fri July 25 @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
Sat July 26 @ Le Belmont – Montreal, QC
Wed July 30 @ U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
Thurs July 31 @ The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Fri Aug 1 @ The 1up-Colfax – Denver, CO
Sat Aug 2 @ Hard Fest – South El Monte, CA

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