Electric Guest premiere new track, ‘Back On Me’
First LP in 5 years – ‘Plural’ – announced (ft. Haim, Joanna Newsom + Justin Young)
Released March 3 via Because Music / Downtown
Electric Guest – LA-based duo Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton – have shared new track ‘Back On Me’, the second to be taken from their forthcoming, long-awaited sophomore album. ‘Plural’ will see a release on March 3 via Because Music/Downtown, and breaks the group’s almost five year silence with their most confident, catchy, fully-realized music to date (featuring contributions from Joanna Newsom, Haim, and Justin Young from The Vaccines).
Recorded in LA, ‘Plural’ infuses Electric Guest’s off-kilter blend of electronic, pop and R&B with an even more adventurous spirit than on 2012’s ‘Mondo.’ Written during a period of self-reflection, ‘Plural’ embraces Taccone and Compton’s original instincts, forgoing detailed arrangements and falsettos in favor of a back-to-basics approach – strong, natural vocals, intuitive musical instinct, and unbridled inspiration. The result is a sonic mélange that sounds as if it’s from both the past and future, layering everything from 80s synths to iPhone drum machines to Latin and Caribbean percussion.
The band shared another album highlight “Dear To Me” late last year, which scored nods everywhere from Fader, Stereogum, Billboard + more, also coming in as KCRW’s top played song. Watch the music video here, featuring the Haim sisters (who also sing backing vocals), and Andy Samberg.
‘Mondo’ was co-produced by Danger Mouse, and earned them their first TV performances on Conan, Letterman, and Fallon. Rolling Stone called it a “Beck-ian journey full of hooky neon jams that ponder fame’s fraught highway and the emptiness of modern life”, and they’ve had songs featured on ‘Girls,’ ‘Suits,’ ‘Teen Wolf’ + more.
Having sold out the likes of The Scala in London, Electric Guest kick off an extensive North American tour next month. See full dates below. European Tour to be announced soon.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
Feb 21 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent (Sold Out)
Feb 23 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Feb 24 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Feb 26 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Feb 27 – Kansas City, KS – Riot Room
Feb 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
March 1 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
March 3 – Albany, NY – The Hollow
March 4 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
March 5 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
March 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
March 8 – Washington, D.C. – U Street Music Hall
March 10 – Raleigh, NC – Cat’s Cradle
March 11 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
March 12 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
March 14 – Dallas, TX – Trees
March 19 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Upstairs
March 22 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
March 23 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
March 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom