Toronto-based ensemble BADBADNOTGOOD announced the release of their upcoming album, Talk Memory, on Thursday. The 9-track album is set to feature additional contributions from musicians Arthur Verocai, Karriem Riggins, Terrace Martin, Laraaji, and harpist Brandee Younger, known for her work with Moses Sumney and Thundercat. With its cover designed by Virgil Abloh-led design firm Alaska-Alaska™, the album is described in a press release as "an evolution-focused on collaboration and the magic of improvised live performance."
"It took a year or two of just living life to get to the place where the creative process was exciting again and once we actually went into the studio it was the most concise recording and writing process we’ve ever had," the band said in a statement about the album. "We hope that the improvised studio performances bring the listener closer to our live experience."
In addition to the announcement, the band also shared the album's lead single, "Signal From The Noise," an experimental psychedelic jazz track accompanied by a quirky, Duncan Loudon-directed video.
Talk Memory drops on October 8 via XL Recordings. Watch the 9-minute video for "Signal From The Noise" above.
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