Monday, November 23, 2015

BADBADNOTGOOD Unleash 2 Improv Jazz Soundcloud Loosies, "Here and Now" & "Timewave Zero;" Tease Unreleased Sam Herring-assisted Material (Innovative Leisure)




"DROPPING SOME NEW TRACKS IN THE [MORNING] JUST TO SAY, "HEY WE'RE WORKING ON NEW TUNES JUST EXPLORING AND FINDING... THANKS FOR THE LOVE AS ALWAYS," @badbadnotgood cryptically Tweeted late Thursday night; on the heels of their latest impending non-album double-header, "Here and Now" and "Timewave Zero." okayplayer's own skilled wordsmith Michael Eric Gonik fittingly described "Timewave Zero" as a "full-sprint psychedelic jazz & rock romp built over a dizzying shuffle and lurking, murky organs." Gonik then continued to describe the slightly more subdued, college slam poetry bar-leaning "Here and Now" as "[ramping] up the reverie with a sampledelic treatment that could double as a lost Sun-Ra outing with a more straightforward groove." While they've previously reinterpreted everyone from Ol' Dirty Bastard to Kanye's favorite London-bred crooner James Blake, BBNG's recent Innovative Leisure "debut" III essentially functions as a modern day free-associative Hip-Hop-minded Improv Jazz album, in its own right.


Following the wide-spread success of III and a few terribly unsuspected neck-snapping remixes, BBNG unleashed their first collaborative album-length project recorded with expert Wu-Tang Clan swordsmen, Ghostface Killah, critically-acclaimed Sour Soul. It would appear as through bandmates Chester, Alex & Matt have now teamed up with groove-inclined Future Islands frontman, and sometimes emcee, Samuel T. Herring (aka Hemlock Ernst) for a similar-minded as-yet-unspecified project; as part of Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days In LA series, BADBADNOTGOOD & Sam Herring performed their "Seasons (Waiting On You)" Remix together for the first time over the weekend, in addition to a currently-untitled collaboration the newly-minted foursome reportedly recorded as recently as two weeks ago. "Been a blast writing and recording tunes for the past four days with the amazing "Sambino" [Herring] at Studio 69," @yungbadbad enthusiastically wrote on their BBNG Instagram handle.

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