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HIATUS KAIYOTE

Choose Your Weapon

Model:
88875062482
SKU:
692700
PLU: 888750624826

Grammy-nominated four-piece band, Hiatus Kaiyote, release their highly anticipated new album, 'Choose Your Weapon,' out via Flying Buddha / Sony Music Masterworks and Sony Music Entertainment Australia, and featuring lead single "Breathing Underwater."

Grammy-nominated four-piece band, Hiatus Kaiyote, release their highly anticipated new album, 'Choose Your Weapon,' out via Flying Buddha / Sony Music Masterworks and Sony Music Entertainment Australia, and featuring lead single "Breathing Underwater."

Format - CD
Genre - Funk & Soul
Release Date - 01/05/15

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Grammy-nominated four-piece band, Hiatus Kaiyote, release their highly anticipated new album, 'Choose Your Weapon,' out via Flying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks and Sony Music Entertainment Australia, and featuring lead single, "Breathing Underwater."

'Choose Your Weapon' is an 18-track, 70-minute odyssey from the Melbourne, Australia-based band. It takes listeners on a journey through the group’s self-created ecosystem, populated with songs each embodying its own mini-cinematic sonic soundscape. The album is the hotly anticipated follow-up to their celebrated 2013 debut album 'Tawk Tomahawk,' which was championed by media and fellow artists including Questlove, Erykah Badu, Pharrell and Prince, among others. Legendary producer/songwriter Salaam Remi handpicked Hiatus Kaiyote as the first signing for his new label Flying Buddha, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, and they immediately gave 'Tawk Tomahawk' an official worldwide release in July 2013.

'Choose Your Weapon' was conceived on stages worldwide, whereas 'Tawk Tomahawk' was born in the studio with musicians who were just getting to know each other as bandmates and newly formed family. Taking this new framework, the band - Nai Palm (vocals/guitar), Paul Bender (bass), Perrin Moss (drums/percussion) and Simon Mavin (keyboards) - honed the songs in the studio, transforming them into exquisite pieces of music, pushing the boundaries of their comfort zone. 

[Lead single] "'Breathing Underwater' is homage to the different examples of love and compassion in the world that are beyond the limitation of romance," noted frontwoman Nai Palm. "I used arid imagery to depict this—for example, the Jericho rose (African resurrection plant) can survive dormant without water for over a hundred years. If it rains, it can bloom within minutes showcasing the immense power of nurture. It's also a tribute to my musical hero Stevie Wonder."

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistHIATUS KAIYOTE
LabelFlying Buddha / Sony
Music GenreSoul
Music Genre PrimaryFunk & Soul

CD

  • 1. Choose Your Weapon
  • 2. Shaolin Monk Motherfunk
  • 3. Laputa
  • 4. Creations Part One
  • 5. Borderline with My Atoms
  • 6. Breathing Underwater
  • 7. Cicada
  • 8. Swamp Thing
  • 9. Fingerprints
  • 10. Jekyll
  • 11. Prince Minikid
  • 12. Atari
  • 13. By Fire
  • 14. Creations Part Two
  • 15. The Lung
  • 16. Only Time All the Time: Making Friends with Studio Owl
  • 17. Molasses
  • 18. Building a Ladder
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