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[hot off the press] Big Black Delta//BBDLP1

As a successor to the free debut EP BBDEP1Los Angeles experimental pop project Big Black Delta’s debut LP BBDLP1 is out today on Coming Home Records.

Citing “being out of tune” as a muse, the songs on the album are the spawn of multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Bate’s imagination and inspired musical exploration. It was recorded entirely on a laptop given to him by Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails, SONOIO) in and all over Los Angeles, from assorted apartments and friends’ houses to backyards across the city, often at all hours of the night. Guests on the album include Cortini, who played his buchla on “The Zebrah,” as well as Morgan Kibby (M83, White Sea) whose vocals are featured on “Dreary Moon.”

Tonight will mark the last night of Big Back Delta’s residency at The Satellite in Los Angeles, CA. As a celebration of the album release, Big Black Delta will be selling signed limited-edition colored vinyl, brand new shirts, posters, and decals. Bates will be  performing with live vocals, dancing, an orchestrated light show, and dueling female drummers Mahsa Zargaran and Amy Wood, as depicted in the brand new video for “Betamax” included above.

I’ll be at the show tonight, so come along and say hi.  Either way, enjoy the track “Capsize” below, as well as the brand video for “Betamax”.

♫ Big Black Delta – Capsize ♫