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Leland Whitty x Glass Moon

Leland Whitty of BADBADNOTGOOD shares “Glass Moon,” the second offering from his forthcoming debut solo album Anyhow due December 9th. Arriving with visuals directed by Raven Shields and Colin Medley, the cinematic jazz number magnifies Whitty’s sonic journey and further showcases his multidimensional talent as a performer, composer, and director. The new single follows “Awake,” which Glide Magazine described as having “unforgettable melodies and masterful song structure” and has been celebrated by BBC Radio 1's Benji B, BBC Radio 6's Mary Anne Hobbs, Tom Ravenscroft and Gilles Peterson, and Totally Wired's Kev Beadle. 

The 7 tracks of Anyhow use Whitty's do-it-yourself approach to composition, production and multi-instrumental performances, which include guitar, synthesizer, woodwinds, and strings, to create a narrative found in jazz improvisations that draw from photographic or cinematic sources rather than a specific story. BADBADNOTGOOD’s Alex and Chester were guests on the album, alongside other friends and notably Whitty’s older brother, Lowell – which Whitty credits as being a central musical inspiration in his life. This is the first time they had the chance to fully work together. Whitty built the album from small excerpts rather than a more rigid intellectual compositional technique. He would envision the whole scope of a song, asking friends to contribute shifting the rhythm and energy of each track.

Listen to "Glass Moon" and pre-order/save Anyhow. 

See more at Line of Best Fit.

See tour dates below w/ BADBADNOTGOOD. 

11/30/22 - Zurich, CH @ X-Tra

12/02/22 - Utrecht, NL @ Ronda

12/03/22 - Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique

12/06/22 - London, UK @ Brixton Academy

12/07/22 - Paris, FR @ Le Trianon

12/09/22 - Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute

12/10/22 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall

12/11/22 - Bristol, UK @ Academy 1

12/13/22 - Glasgow, UK @ QMU

 

Classixx x Local Natives x Francesca

Classixx followed up their latest "Weekends" with another collaborative track with Local Natives entitled "Francesca."  As Michael David & Tyler Blake of Classixx explain it "Francesca is a song that we've always wanted to make. Bright poly synths, big resonant drums and an anthemic vocal stack. When Kelcey first sang the verse and chorus melodies softly at a piano, it felt like our opportunity to go for it. It took us a while to finish Francesca. The framework came together quickly but we really took our time with every sound and section. I'm not sure if comes across as a carefully crafted production, but I do feel triumphant when I hear it because it really sounds like the song we always imagined."  This single is the second from a 2 song EP that's available now.  Read more about it at The Line of Best Fit.

Classixx & Local Natives x Weekends

Premiered by Pitchfork, "Weekends" is a collaboration between LA's Classixx & Local Natives.  Another collaborative single will come shortly.  

“These two songs were made as a collaboration in the true sense of the word,” Classixx said in a statement. “We met the Local Natives guys at a wedding in Mexico and immediately connected. They’re such a vibrant live band and it was important to us that their musicianship and vocal harmony came through. The tunes were a group effort and it was a privilege to work on them together, it felt like being a part of a small community.”

Read more at: Under The Radar /  The Line of Best Fit  / Flood Magazine