Booker Stardrum (Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Landlady, VaVatican) announce Temporary etc. as part of NNA Tapes’ LPX Series

Booker Stardrum (Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Landlady, VaVatican) announce Temporary etc. as part of NNA Tapes’ LPX Series
Photo: Emma Rae Norton

Following the word-of-mouth success of his 2015 debut album for NNA Tapes Dance And, the smartly named, undeniably talented drumkit manipulator Booker Stardrum (Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Landlady, VaVatican) sets to widen his fan net still further with the release of his sophomore album, Temporary etc., on October 26.

Employing a skeletal orchestra which can include synths, go-go bells, mics, cowbells, singing bowls, and an expertly treated drumkit, Stardrum is an enthusiastic sound seeker who always brings the ultra-adventurous to everything he plays on, whether his own work or with others (Lee Renaldo, Weyes Blood, Sam Evian).

Temporary etc. is part of NNA Tapes’ LPX Series and, as such, is a limited deluxe affair. Engineered, produced, and mixed with Deerhoof’s John Dieterich, the album comes as a limited white vinyl LP (first 100 copies will be pressed on a first-come, first-served custom colored vinyl) with unique packaging, using “locally-sourced manufacturers and small businesses from our hometown of Burlington, Vermont USA.”

You can pre-order Temporary etc. here; but if you STILL don’t trust our instincts after all these years, below is an excerpt of “Swimming” with video and animation by Peter Nichols. Tracklisting and tour dates follow.


Temporary etc. tracklisting:

01. Dome Ship
02. Five Finger Cloud
03. Drim Dram II
04. Swimming
05. A Passage or Time in a Hanging Truth
06. Wisp
07. Drim Dram III
08. Trash Island
09. Drop.p.p.

Booked Booker shows:

10.25.18 - Baltimore, MD - 2640 #
10.26.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Jerry’s on Front #
10.28.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool #
10.29.18 - Chicago, IL - Experimental Sound Studio $
10.30.18 - Chicago, IL - Comfort Station %
11.10.18 - Joshua Tree, CA - TBA #
11.14.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Zebulon #
11.15.18 - San Francisco, CA - The Luggage Store Gallery ^
11.17.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Coaxial *
11.18.18 - San Diego, CA - SDCP #

# solo show
$ solo and trio TBA
% trio with Katie Young and Matt Mehlan
^ solo and Sontag Shogun’s Braided Sound
* duo with Andrew Bernstein

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