Clams Casino makes a delicious appetizer, also announces new album Moon Trip Radio, shares single

Clams Casino makes a delicious appetizer, also announces new album Moon Trip Radio, shares single
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Everyone’s favorite New Jersey-born cloud rap producer named after a shellfish hors d’oeuvre Clams Casino has finally announced his sophomore album, Moon Trip Radio. It’s out next week (which is good because I was just planning a moon trip, and I always lose SiriusXM service when I leave Earth’s thermosphere.)

Unlike the producer’s 2016 debut album 32 Levels, which featured collaborators like Lil B, A$AP Rocky, Kelela, and Vince Staples, Moon Trip Radio is a 100%, certified, pasteurized, non-homogenized instrumental record. It finds Clams Casino returning to the stylistic signifiers found on his Instrumentals mixtape series — unique touches like “melodies” and “snare drums on the second and fourth beats.”

Mr. Casino has also shared the record’s lead single, “Rune,” which is doused in all the 2011-era ambient noise you could possibly ask for in a million clam-years, from the crackling, reverb-steeped drum samples to the deep-throated, pitch-altered ooohs and aaahs you know him for. Listen to it below (or load it up in the sound bath when you get home), and call your credit card company to let them know you’ll be purchasing Clam Casino’s new full-length record, Moon Trip Radio, on November 7. (Possibly from this store? Your guess is as good as mine, honestly.)

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