Y’know, what I said in the headline right there wasn’t completely truthful… in fact what I did was tell a harmless fib in the hopes that you’d come down with a sudden case of the chuckles. Fingers crossed!
With that cleared up, let me tell you about the real details of Black Dice’s new project Mr. Impossible. It’s a full-length album called Mr. Impossible, which breaks from the tradition of naming their albums Repo, begun in 2009 and implied throughout the album drought of 2010-11. Mr. Impossible features nine songs, though knowing Black Dice and their irreverence toward pop forms, calling each track a “song” might be a little naïve of me. ;-)
Unlike the three-year run of real/implied albums named Repo, Mr. Impossible will not be released on Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label but instead the Domino imprint Ribbon Music, a great label imprint that’s always on the lookout for forward-thinking, high-quality music and pop. I don’t think I’m alone when I say that Ribbon Music continues to be a cultural guidebook and fount of inspiration. Thank you Ribbon Music.
Black Dice are offering a homemade, screen-printed version of the new album, hand-numbered and limited to 350 copies, while everyone else can pick it up on the format that best suits them, be it vinyl, compact disc, or digital files — what a time we live in, right? Everything at our fingertips. Check out the track “Pigs” in audio and video versions below. You’ll be glad you did and I’ll be glad to have facilitated the encounter. I’ll feel really good about it. Stay warm, everybody. Kisses.
Mr. Impossible tracklisting:
01. Pinball Wizard
03. The Jacker
05. Spy Vs. Spy
06. Out Body Drifter
07. Shithouse Drifter
09. Brunswick Sludge