This along with a handful of other White Flight songs co-produced with Ratatat under the name White Ark first appeared in FADER HQ almost three years ago. Then White Flight aka Justin Roelofs disappeared into a South American jungle (which country we can't remember) and questions about the project went unanswered, during which time he became a sort of mythical figure around here. Out of nowhere, Range Life has decided to finally make the White Ark songs available on iTunes over the next few months as singles, the first of which,"Panther," hits appropriately today, 4/20. Buy it now, and stay on the lookout for the rest this spring and summer. They are just as jamming. And as far Roelofs goes, we hear he is chilling in Hawaii after a year of camping, meditating and skinnydipping with pictured girlfriend in New Zealand. We, meanwhile, will just hang out here and enjoy our allergies. Peace, dude!
Photographer Neil Krug
April 20, 2010