Busdriver Announces 'Beaus$Eros' for New 2/14 Release Date
Courtesy Terrorbird Media.
Release Date for New LP Beaus$Eros, Out 2/14/12 in North America
Remixes Raleigh Moncrief with John Dieterich of Deerhoof, Premieres via AV Club
"No Blacks No Jews No Asians" Available for Free Download
DOWNLOAD: "No Blacks No Jews No Asians" mp3 / via FADER
DOWNLOAD: Raleigh Moncrief "In This Grass (Busdriver & Deerhoof Remix)" mp3 / via AV Club
Beaus$Eros, the seventh full-length from indie rap trailblazer Busdriver , forgoes the lightening-speed rhyming that defined his style in favor of a diverse, off-kilter brand of pop and post-hip-hop. Called “...as technically impressive as an MC can get” by Pitchfork and others, Busdriver has made his most personal and avant-garde work yet with Beaus$Eros. Focusing on a devastating break-up and personal failure, the album is buttered in stirring melodies and complex vocals. In step with Busdriver's recent work with forward-thinking producers Flying Lotus, Modeselektor, Nosaj Thing and others, the production on Beaus$Eros takes root in beat music, lush IDM, and sythpop. FADER recently made the initial album announcement and posted the first single "No Blacks No Jews No Asians," and Busdriver kept things going by teaming up with John Dieterich of Deerhoof for a remix of Raleigh Moncrief's "In This Grass." Beaus$Eros has an adjusted North American release date of February 14th, 2012 (with the digital release set for 1/24/12).
Inarguably one of the premiere risk takers in modern indie rap, Busdriver has been a fixture in the scene for ten years, releasing compelling left-field rap albums on taste-maker labels like Mush, Big Dada, Alphapup, Polyvinyl and Anti-. Performing and collaborating regularly with acts likes The Roots, CocoRosie, Aesop Rock, The Glitch Mob, Deerhoof, the beatmakers of Low End Theory and more, his place in the network of left-leaning musicians is as unique as it’s ever been.
Up-and-coming Belgian production wiz Loden doctors every moment on Beaus$Eros as the album’s only producer. Without ever physically meeting or speaking live, the two manage an electric synergy that usually comes from years of working together. Loden’s Hindenburg-sized beats push Busdriver’s croons and spat thoughts into head-turning territory. Think Bjork’s Post filtered through the sensibility of Outkast’s The Love Below with outsider artist goals hidden in every measure. Beaus$Eros is the colorful sum of his wildly adaptive voice in music and proof that he still reigns over entire undiscovered worlds to which his loyal following is now invited.
Busdriver - Beaus$Eros
Out 2/14/12 on cd & lp, 1/24/12 digitally on Fake Four Inc.
Utilitarian Uses of Love
Bon Bon Fire
Kiss Me Back to Life
You Ain't OG
No Blacks No Jews No Asians
Picking Band Names
Beaus & Eros
Ass to Mouth
Electric Blue (feat. Sierra Cassidy of CocoRosie, Mike Ladd & Joelle Phuong Minh Le)
Here's To Us
Swandive Into a Drinking Glass
Busdriver Press Page
Busdriver Official Site
Fake Four Inc. Official Site
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