Wednesday 6 May 2009, 12:44 | By CMU Editorial
Busdriver announces new album
Rapper and CMU favourite Busdriver will release a new album, ‘Jheli Beam’, the follow-up to 2007’s ‘RoadKillOvercoat’, on 29 Jun via Anti-.
Says Busdriver of the album: “A bulk of the songs were written on planes somehow. I listened to [US indie label] Sublime Frequencies releases, Bollywood soundtracks and electronic music rather than indie rock and rap. I was able to shed a good amount of self-awareness that way. Still, this was definitely the most gruelling stint of recording that I’ve undergone… I nearly quit doing music twice”.
Luckily he didn’t, and he even managed to rope in some guests, including Deerhoof’s John Dietrich, to help out. Here’s the tracklist:
Split Seconds (Between Nannies And Swamis)
Me-Time (feat. The Pulmonary Palimpsets)
Handfuls Of Sky
Least Favorite Rapper (feat. Nocando)
Quebec And Back
Do The Wop
Manchuria (feat. Mikah-9)
Unsafe Sextet/Gilded Hearts Of Booklovers
Happy Insider (feat. Nick Thorburn)
I’ve Always Known
Fishy Face (feat. John Dietrich)