you never had it so good
RJD2, who recently left the friendly confines of DefJux for the home of Thom Yorke and Tapes 'n Tapes, will release his XL debut, The Third Hand, on March 6, 2007. But, you can stream a new song now on RJ's myspace. Even RJ himself admits that the new sound is a bit of a departure. Here's what he has to say about the new record:
It's more lushly produced, with vocal harmonies and grooves. Like the Zombies, Steely Dan and Daft Punk having some brews in a hot tub. It's sort of a garage-y produced pop record, that's got vocal harmonies, some bad-ass guitar tones, very slight riffage, just enough piano, and some tough ass drums. I think it sounds more like real human beings playing instruments than anything i've ever done. Maybe its kind of like if King Crimson went to a therapist, and came out really happy and optimistic about the world, and was just walking around giving out hugs and shit. Or you know how guys break down once a year, and tell their friends that they love them, but they still do it hella manly like? Its like that moment, i guess.
Based on this first track, I'm going to take his word for it. Nicely played, RJ.
Oh, also check out RJD2's myspace blog, in which he draws parallels between MF Doom and Sufjan Stevens.
Like D.C. last night and the ATL tonight, we're getting a surprise "Beck Jam" here in Dallas tomorrow. Word has it he'll even take your requests, as long as it's not "Loser." Get yer tickets now, as