The Internet – Los Angeles-based, R&B/soul band fronted by Syd and Matt Martians – will release their brand new album, Ego Death, on June 29 (Columbia Records).
The album’s first song, a sultry, skittering swirl of a song entitled “Special Affair,” can be heard here: https://youtu.be/ESxDzsv3CkI
To celebrate the anticipated release, the band will be hitting the East Coast at the end of the month to play three very special New York shows, including opening for British electro-dance duo, Basement Jaxx, at SummerStage in Central Park on July 1st. It’ll be the first time fans will hear the new material, live, with the full Internet band. See dates below.
The band has also unveiled a glimpse into their world recording at home, along with a snippet of the Ego Death track “Gabby,” featuring Janelle Monae. Watch and listen here: https://youtu.be/LTw6PXGXhow
The Internet began as two people – Syd and Matt. Syd taught herself how to record, engineer, and produce at age 15. She also sings, imbuing every song with a sultry, mellifluous, quiet power. Matt produces and plays synths. She’s now 23; he’s now 26. Like all post-modern relationships, the duo initially met on Myspace in 2008, only to meet in-person three years later.
Although lead by the core duo of Syd and Matt, when they play live, The Internet is a full-fledged, stomp ‘n soul band – a six-person outfit whose youngest member is 17. They began playing as a full band in order to tour behind their sophomore album, Feel Good, which allowed all the band members to contribute their talents to Ego Death. As such, the band’s third record is their most evolved to date, featuring guest appearances from the likes of Janelle Monae, Tyler, the Creator, and Vic Mensa. It’s a heady mix of confessions and come-ons, shiny Rhodes keyboard glimmers, chugging drums, slinking bass lines, and Syd’s honeyed voice anchoring the mix – all played by musicians who are carrying the soul torch for the new generation.
Pre-order Ego Death here: http://smarturl.it/EgoDeath
Ego Death Tracklisting:
1. Get Away
3. Under Control
4. Go With It
5. Just Sayin-iTried
6. For The World
8. Special Affair
9. Somthings Missing
10. Partner In Crime Part Three
11. Penthouse Cloud
12. Palace Curse
The Internet Ego Death Release Show Dates:
6/29/15 New York, NY @ MIST at My Image Studio
6/30/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
7/1/15 New York, NY @ Summer Stage, in Central Park with Basement Jaxx
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