Ultraista, the band featuring producer Nigel Godrich, acclaimed drummer Joey Waronker and singer Laura Bettinson, are releasing their debut album next week (10/2) but NPR is streaming the whole thing right now. For me at least, it's evoking some serious mid-'90s electronic vibes (Lamb, Hooverphonic) which sounds pretty good.
Ultraista are about to play their first US shows, including dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco and here in NYC on October 24 at Le Poisson Rouge which is part of the Wordless Music series. Tickets are still available, which is surprising given Godrich's CV, but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving a pair away. Details on how to enter are below.
In related news, Atoms for Peace (Thom Yorke plus Flea, Godrich and Waronker) will release their "Default" single on 12" vinyl on November 19. It's available for download now and you can stream it below.
Also below, a video for Ultraista's "Bad Insect" and a remix of "smalltack" by FourTet, plus North American tour dates.
Ultraista - "Bad Insect"
Ultraista "smalltalk" (Four Tet remix)
Ultraista - 2012 Tour Dates
October 19: Los Angeles @ Echoplex
October 22: San Francisco @ Independent
October 24: New York @ Le Poisson Rouge
Atoms for Peace - "Default"
For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see ULTRAISTA AT LE POISSON ROUGE: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "BAND" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "ULTRAISTA." Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!