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Big Black Delta to release debut LP

| On 19, Aug 2011

BIG BLACK DELTA’S DEBUT LP BBDLP1 OUT SEPTEMBER 26

ON COMING HOME Records

PERFORMING SEPTEMBER RESIDENCY AT THE SATELLITE IN LOS ANGELES, CA

“CAPSIZE” JUST PREMIERED ON BUZZBANDS.LA
MP3 / SOUNDCLOUD
Capsize by Big Black Delta

 

“Big Black Delta’s maiden voyage (which will be out on Coming Home Records) is a triumph of man and machine, not to mention man over record-industry machinations.

” – Buzzbands LA

“Jonathan Bates aka Big Black Delta makes some of the noisiest and most fun pop music you’re likely to hear for a long time coming.”The Culture of Me

As a successor to the free debut EP BBDEP1, Los Angeles experimental pop project Big Black Delta’s debut LP BBDLP1 will be released on September 26th on Coming Home Records. Citing “being out of tune” as a muse, the songs on the album are the spawn of multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Bate’s imagination and inspired musical exploration. It was recorded entirely on a laptop given to him by Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails, SONOIO) in and all over Los Angeles, from assorted apartments and friends’ houses to backyards across the city, often at all hours of the night. Guests on the album include Cortini, who played his buchla on “The Zebrah,” as well as Morgan Kibby (M83, White Sea) whose vocals are featured on “Dreary Moon.” Big supporter of the band, Los Angeles tastemaker Kevin Bronson premiered the track “Capsize” on Buzzbands.la yesterday.

“My Grandfather was good drinking buddies with Ernest Hemingway. They’d get drunk and go fishing off the coast of Peru.  This song sounds like being woozy on a ship full of reckless dicks.”

In promotion of the upcoming release, Big Black Delta will have a September residency at elite Los Angeles venue The Satellite. For each Monday of the month, Bates will be  performing with live vocals, dancing, an orchestrated light show, and dueling female drummers Mahsa Zargaran and Amy Wood.

Venezuelan-born Jonathan Bates, formerly of the Los Angeles band Mellowdrone, began his solo project Big Black Delta out of the desire to create a new kind of pop music. By purposefully doing everything slightly wrong in the studio, using any instrument available, and combining it with UFO folklore, the Big Black Delta project was born.

“Give me anything, and I’ll make it work. Especially if it’s stringed.”

Outside of constantly envisioning new songs for Big Black Delta, Bates continues to be called upon to collaborate. He has been extensively involved with M83, having been a part of the band as a touring guitarist, recording vocals for their upcoming album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, as well as teaming up with the group for a remix of Daft Punk’s “Fall” featured on the Tron Legacy Soundtrack: R3CONFIGU3D. Bates also co-produced “Mountaineer” and “Lady Killer” for the band White Sea (solo project of M83’s Morgan Kibby) and often writes and performs with them. As for other collaborations with friend Alessandro Cortini, Bates was featured on his solo project SONOIO’s track, “Houdini,” and also did a remix of the song which was released on SONOIO’s remix album.

 

Tour Dates

9.05 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite (Residency)
9.12 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite (Residency)
9.19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite (Residency)
9.26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite (Residency)

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