Artist News Release Round-Up Releases

Release round-up: Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip, Evian Christ and Gardens & Villa

By | Published on Monday 25 November 2013

Evian Christ

Rounding up the latest release news…

A pair of greats from the hip hop genre, Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip, have conspired to make a collaborative mixtape titled ‘The Abstract And The Dragon’. It’ll be released on 12 Dec, and, being a mixtape, won’t cost a thing. In the stead of a real preview of it, why not just look numbly at its artwork, which is not only abtly ‘abstract’ but also a bit rubbish.

And bing (I’m hitting a triangle)! Tri-Angle-signed hip hop-ish noisist Evian Christ (pictured) has confirmed a new EP with the title ‘Waterfall’. Comprising four tracks mixed by Pusha T/Wu Tang affiliate Noah Rubin, and mastered by Heba Kedry (of The Mars Volta-collaborating fame), it’ll come out in early 2014. Playing one of its tracks ‘Salt Carousel’, should hold you over til that time:

Finally, the planet’s most mildly-named band, Gardens & Villa, are set to release their sophomore LP ‘Dunes’. Produced by DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy and including a spectrum of ‘sounds’, from “cold wave” to “fluttering flute”, it’ll trickle into shops on 3 Feb 2014 via Secretly Canadian. And on the subject of “fluttering flute”, listen to first ‘Dunes’ single ‘Bullet Train’ now on SoundCloud: