Tickets To U.S. Shows Available at http://www.ultraista.com
Ultraísta’s self-titled debut album can now be heard streaming in its entirety at http://www.npr.org/2012/09/25/161740033/first-listen-ultra-sta-ultra-sta
The full album will be see a U.S. release October 2 on Temporary Residence Limited. The album is preceded by the recently unveiled video for lead track “Bad Insect” and is currently available exclusively for fans who pre-order via iTunes, with all pre-orders receiving two remixes of the song “Smalltalk”–one by Four Tet currently streaming at XLR8R.comand SoundCloud, as well as a second by Matthew Dear.
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 Nigel Godrich, journeyman drummer Joey Waronker and Goldsmiths College alum Laura 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.
In addition to the now-live NPR First Listen, various Ultraísta tracks and videos can be heard and seen at http://www.ultraista.com,http://www.youtube.com/user/UltraistaTV, http://soundcloud.com/ultra1sta/and www.facebook.com/Ultraista/, among other places.