The days have been dark without the organic stylings of Australia’s pioneering four-piece Hiatus Kaiyote. But the sun’s coming out today folks, as we have the distinct pleasure of introducing the world to a fresh new batch of sonics from one of our favorite troupes of innovators holding down the left-field with the premiere of the three-track sampler to their upcoming By Fire EP. Off the bat, there’s a more focused feel to the funk. “By Fire” boasts tightly knit melodies over bubblegum bass licks and electronic inflections, recalling BRAINFEEDER’s robust jazz-touched titans Thundercat and Flying Lotus.
Gears shift towards the dirt in the next segment, taking us into the rootsy r&b realm of “Laputa,” before stepping into the heavens with the soaring, staggered shuffle of “Molasses.” Finally, the lights dim to reveal a taste of their forthcoming full length treatment Choose Your Weapon (due out May 5th of 2015) with the 8-bit brilliance of “Atari.”
Ever since the drop of their dynamic and overwhelmingly impressive introductory LP Tawk Tomahawk, we’ve been itching for some more frequencies from the group. So if’ you’ve been getting antsy, trust we can relate, but it appears the wait is just about over, as the long-awaited new chapter in the Kaiyote saga will be hitting digital and physical shelves on December 2nd. So be sure to keep it locked for the preorder links and while you’re waiting for the new joint, hold yourself over with the stunning three-song sampler of the By Fire EP down below. Aussie fam can catch the group’s drummer and producer Clever Austin for a Boiler Room set this Saturday.