“Bad Insect” Video Unveiled
“Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)” Streaming Now
Available Along With “Smalltalk (Matthew Dear Remix)” on iTunes Version of Debut Album Out October 2 On Temporary Residence Limited
Tickets To U.S. Shows Available Now at http://www.ultraista.com
Ultraísta–a/k/a Laura Bettinson, Nigel Godrich and Joey Waronker–has unveiled the video for lead track “Bad Insect” and confirmed the existence of two remixes of the song “Smalltalk”: One by Four Tet currently streaming at XLR8R.com and SoundCloud, as well as a second by Matthew Dear. Both remixes will be included with iTunes purchases of the band’s self titled debut out October 2 on Temporary Residence Limited.
As previously reported, Ultraísta has confirmed a trio of exclusive U.S. live dates, tickets for which are available at http://www.ultraista.com. The dates are the only confirmed Ultraísta U.S. appearances at present and are as follows:
October 19: Los Angeles @ Echoplex
October 22: San Francisco @ Independent
October 24: New York @ Le Poisson Rouge
Founded in London in 2011 around Grammy-winning producer Godrich, journeyman drummer Waronker and Goldsmiths College alum Bettinson’s mutual love of Afrobeat, electronic and dance music, visual art, and tequila, Ultraísta wasted no time creating 10 inspired tracks of exquisitely crafted electronic kraut-pop for this phenomenal first outing.
Favoring mantras over traditional choruses and distilling their compositions to the barest essentials, the band possesses the kind of masterful control over the pure anatomy of a pop song that only comes from having played a significant role in redefining the form in the 21st century.
Evidence of the above has recently leaked in the form of the tracks “Bad Insect,” “Smalltalk” and “Static Light,” which can be heard and seen variously at http://www.ultraista.com,http://www.youtube.com/user/UltraistaTV, http://soundcloud.com/ultra1sta/and www.facebook.com/Ultraista/, among other places.