COMING SOON: Daedelus, ‘Bespoke’

The Artist/Album: Daedelus, Bespoke (Ninja Tune, April 26th)

The Details: If you’ve seen any of Daedelus’ recent live sets, then you know what to expect from his new album. The latest in a decade-long line of restless releases, it’s just as likely to swipe vocal snippets from an old 78 cylinder as it is to lift dagger-like drums or lean synth lines from Alfred Darlington’s Lite-Brite controller.

And while some cuts spin dangerously out of control, there’s always something-that-shouldn’t-work-but-does lurking around the corner. Like the way a lo-fi jungle beat ricochets off the pop hooks in “One and Lonely” or how a rare reunion with Busdriver (the underground rapper did an entire record with Daedelus in 2003) reveals the guy can actually sing, not just spit rhymes that’d leave anyone without a dictionary in the dust. Another collaboration that stands out is Bilal’s guest spot on “Overwhelmed,” which you can find after the jump along with a complete tracklisting and dates for Daedelus’ Magical Properties 3 Tour with Tokimonsta, Shlohmo, and a new “Archimedes visual show”…

Daedelus, Bespoke:
1. Tailor-Made (feat. Milosh)
2. Sew, Darn, Mend
3. Penny Loafers (feat. Inara George)
4. One and Lonely (feat. Young Dad)
5. Suit Yourself
6. What Can You Do? (feat. Busdriver)
7. French Cuffs (feat. Baths)
8. In Tatters (feat. Kelela Mizanekristos)
9. Slowercase D
10. Overwhelmed (feat. Bilal)
11. Nightcap

Magical Properties 3 Tour:
3/15 Dallas, TX – Trees
3/20 New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf
3/22 Oxford, MS – The Lyric
3/23 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
3/25 Tallahassee, FL – Engine Room
3/27 Miami, FL – Ultra
3/29 Washington DC – U Haul
3/30 Philadelphia, PA – North Star
4/1 Syracuse, NY – Wescott Theater*
4/2 Brooklyn, NY – MHOW*
4/5 Montreal, WC – La Belmont
4/6 Buffalo, NY – Soundlab
4/7 Toronto, ON – Wrongbar
4/9 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
4/13 Denver, CO – Cervantes
4/14 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
4/16 Indio, CA – Coachella
4/18 Arcata, CA – Humbrews
4/20 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
4/21 Portland, OR – Branx
4/23 Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse

* = w/ Samiyam in place of Tokimonsta