Feeling a bit spontaneous, Berlin techno duo Modeselektor have decided to share 45-second snippets of all of the tracks off their forthcoming album, Monkeytown via Monkeytown Records. It’s a tease and it’s working well—it has me looking forward to their third album even more.
This is the first Modeselektor album that Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary produced entirely together in the studio in one session over the course of ten weeks. The album flows freely between styles and tempos… this is a new animal. Think a mutating, fire breathing mix of left-field hip-hop, soulful R&B, punk rap, and, of course, a bunch of playful surprises. Also of note is the exciting palette of guest vocalists and musicians, including Thom Yorke, Busdriver, PVT, Anti Pop Consortium, Miss Platnum, Sascha Ring (aka Apparat), Pillow Talk, Gordon Boerger, Siriusmo and Otto von Schirach.
Modeselektor Tour Dates:
Thu. August 11 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Fri. August 12 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat. August 13 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Sun. August 14 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Tue. Aug. 16 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thu. Aug. 18 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Fri. Aug. 19 – Cambden, NJ @ Susquehanny Bank Center
Sat. Aug. 20 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center for the Performing Arts
Sun. Aug. 21 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater