Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon [2LP]
Hiatus Kaiyote, the Grammy-nominated four-piece band, returns with their new album Choose Your Weapon. The 18-track, 70-minute odyssey from the Melbourne, Australia-based band takes listeners on a journey through the group's self-created ecosystem, populated with songs each embodying its own mini-cinematic sonic soundscape. The album is the hotly anticipated follow-up to their celebrated 2013 debut album Tawk Tomahawk, which was championed by media and fellow artists including Questlove, Erykah Badu, Pharrell and Prince, among others.
Choose Your Weapon was conceived on stages worldwide, whereas Tawk Tomahawk was born in the studio with musicians who were just getting to know each other as bandmates and newly formed family. Taking this new framework, the band - Nai Palm (vocals/guitar), Paul Bender (bass), Perrin Moss (drums/percussion) and Simon Mavin (keyboards) - honed the Choose Your Weapon songs in the studio, transforming them into exquisite pieces of music, pushing the boundaries of their comfort zone.
1. Choose Your Weapon
2. Shaolin Monk Motherfunk
4. Creations Part One
5. Borderline with My Atoms
6. Breathing Underwater
8. Swamp Thing
11. Prince Minikid
13. By Fire
14. Creations Part Two
15. The Lung
16. Only Time All the Time: Making Friends with Studio Owl
18. Building a Ladder
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