As a writer of news, I am meant to be faceless, meant to write with an asexual, god-like voice; not but a ghost-writer of reality. Yet there are some stories in which I cannot help but inject my self — irrelevant, insignificant, unwanted as I may be to you who want not but what you think and hope is the truth. But do not fret so. You will have what you desire first.
Experimental jazz and rock duo Talibam!, consisting of drummer Kevin Shea and synthist (?) Matt Mottell, have announced a host of new material to be coming out mostly-pretty-soon. Translition to Siriusness, the group’s first digitally released EP, will drop September 9. They’ve released a video for a song off it called “Pain,” which you can watch down at the end of this article.
Further, they have announced a “digital reissue campaign” called “Archive Series” to get out-of-print material back into the hands and ears of you. The first “Archive Series” release is Hungry Hungry Hemispheres, a collaboration between Talibam! and former member Ed Bear recorded for the Athens College Radio Station WUOG in February 2005.
They’ve also announced six upcoming full-length and collaborative projects, though no dates for them yet. A new album called T is almost done. And then there’s all these yet-unnamed collaborations in the works: Talibam! Hard Vibe Trio featuring Matt Nelson, Talibam! with Tim Dahl, Talibam! with J. Wilms “The Sanifarian Equipage,” Talibam! with Yasunao Tone & Sam Kulik, and Talibam! with Tarana: TARANABAM!.
Now that you know what you so hungered to know, I must tell you what I so hunger to tell you. I just cannot contain it any longer. And if I am subsequently wiped from the grid for breaking The News Writer’s Code of Selflessness, so be it. Please listen.
I went to the same high-school as Talibam!. I really did.
• Talibam!: https://www.facebook.com/Talibamnyc