Tortoise's John Herndon will release his first album as A Grape Dope on June 5 via Dangerbird Records. Titled Arthur King Presents A Grape Dope: Backyard Bangers, Herndon describes it as “a collage of sounds - found and recorded in various places and in various ways and then glued together with some rhythm, some space, melody, harmony, noise," adding, "I hope it reads like a slice of my record collection- hip hop, punk, disco jazz, metal, noise, house, techno, comedy, various others." You can check out first single "Puppet Clubbing," which is glitchy electronic rock weirdness not miles from Ratatat, below.

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