New York’s Ratking have released their debut album ‘So It Goes’ after a tremendously busy 2013 that saw the band play shows with acts as diverse as GZA, Trash Talk and Death Grips.
In addition to touring and recording, the band also collaborated with filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos.
The band’s sonic pallette draws from a chaotic world of genres including reggae and jazz. The album’s organized noise, robotic hi hats and incredible samples including Dipset and Sanchez samples make for a love/hate letter to NYC and rap itself.
The album features guest King Krule on first single “So Sick Stories”. Watch the video here:
Ratking - So It Goes
3. Snow Beach
4. So Sick Stories (ft. King Krule)
5. Remove Ya
7. So It Goes
8. Puerto Rican Judo (ft. Wavy Spice)
10. Bug Fights 11. Take (ft. Salomon Faye
So It Goes is out now via Hot Charity / Remote Control
Watch a Yours Truly SF mini documentary on Future Islands shot in Baltimore for their homecoming. In the film the band discuss their hometown and background. The video also features a passionate live performance and some interesting insight into the group.
Following 2012′s incendiary ‘Light Up Gold’, ‘Sunbathing Animal’ is something to be gosh-darn-golly-gee excited about!!
PARQUET COURTS SUNBATHING ANIMAL
2. Black and White
3. Dear Ramona
4. What Color Is Blood
5. Vienna II
6. Always Back In Town
7. She’s Rollin
8. Sunbathing Animal
9. Up All Night
10. Instant Disassembly
11. Duckin And Dodgin
12. Raw Milk
13. Into The Garden
PARQUET COURTS - SUNBATHING ANIMAL is released Friday 30th May 2014 via Rough Trade / Remote Control