Genre-defying artist Bartees Strange has been dropping promising singles (and National covers) for a while, and now he finally announced his proper debut album. It's called Live Forever, it was recorded with Brian DiMeglio and mastered by the great indie/punk producer Will Yip (Code Orange, Say Anything, Touche Amore, etc), and it's coming out on October 2 via Yip's Memory Music label (pre-order).

"I’m often the only Black guy in the room when I’m playing in a band or working in a studio and I’ll be honest, I don’t think the engineer always knew what I wanted to capture, what I was trying to do or what I was referencing," Bartees says. "I wanted a space where I could be in control of how it was gonna sound, and have people there to check me that I trust."

The album includes his recent single "Mustang" and his 2019 single "In A Cab," as well as the just-released "Boomer." This one finds Bartees basically rapping on the verses, until the song turns into palm-muted pop punk, and eventually erupts into explosive art rock. Bartees connects it all seamlessly, making "Boomer" yet another very promising taste of this LP. It comes with a Britain Weyant-directed performance video with Bartees on every instrument, which you can watch below. Artwork and tracklist below too.

Bartees Live Forever

1. Jealousy
2. Mustang
3. Boomer
4. Kelly Rowland
5. In A Cab
6. Stone Meadows
7. Mossblerd
8. Flagey God
9. Far
10. Fallen For You
11. Ghostly

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