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    releases November 8, 2019

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Bubble Bath
Spicy Peppercorn
The Magical Intimacy Camel
It Is Not Yet Time For The Perculator
Sugar Daddies' Lament
Over and Out
Life Support
Moist Ghost
Spa Day With Your Moms
That's How He Got Dead
Vitamin D Deficiency



BUBBLE BATH _ new full-length album from BLOCKHEAD, out Nov. 8, 2019 via Future Archive Recordings.


Future Archive Recordings is extremely proud and excited to present new material from BLOCKHEAD. The internationally renowned NYC producer has released 10 albums over the past 15 years, including four acclaimed records for Ninja Tune and numerous production jobs including notable works with Aesop Rock. He is regarded as one of the modern masters of instrumental hip-hop, and the forthcoming new album sees him return to record-label-released music with the bold and exciting roster at Future Archive Recordings (co-founded by artists Arms and Sleepers, Sun Glitters, Little People and CNJR, and also co-run by Mark McGlinchey).

‘Bubble Bath’ is a record born out of meditative expression and ongoing personal creative challenge, key for a producer of BLOCKHEAD’s experience. Carried forward are the incredible hook and sample placement skills of classic works such as ‘Uncle Tony’s Coloring Book’ and ‘Music By Cavelight’, but what has emerged is an overwhelming sense of natural musicality and sophistication.

“I want the music I make to be unaffected by outside influences. I like the idea of working in a bubble… ...When I have to describe what I do, to someone, it’s always a little awkward because it starts as “I’m a musician” and as questions come back it gets broken down. “No, I don’t play any instruments” “No, I’m not trained in musical theory” “I make beats”. When it comes down to it, everything I do has always been guided by my ears and sensibility.”

New LP opening track and lead single ‘On The Bright Side’ is a stunning, woozy and dreamlike slab of instrumental hip-hop. This first song galvanises BLOCKHEAD’s ethos toward instrumental music: “The reason I never got into instrumental music is because I find it monotonous. My goal has been to avoid that. It’s hard to attach truly personal things to instrumental music because, generally, those feelings are expressed in words. So, I have to kinda put forth moods and leave the rest up to the listener.”

BLOCKHEAD will tour extensively in Europe and North America this fall/winter in support of 'Bubble Bath':

Sept 19 | San Francisco CA @ 1015 Folsom (Balloon Pop 2019) ^
Sept 20 | Denver CO @ Cervantes (Balloon Pop 2019) ^
Sept 21 | Austin TX @ Empire Control Room (Balloon Pop 2019) ^

Sept 26 | London UK @ Oslo #
Sept 30 | Poznan PL @ Meskalina #
Oct 01 | Warsaw, PL @ Hybrydy #
Oct 02 | Krakow PL @ Zet Pe Te #
Oct 03 | Brno CZ @ Kabinet Muz #
Oct 04 | Prague CZ @ Palac Akropolis #
Oct 05 | Leipzig DE @ Holemandancik #
Oct 09 | Budapest HU @ Durer Kert #
Oct 11 | Moscow RU @ 16 Tons Club #
Oct 12 | St. Petersburg RU @ Warpp Live #
Oct 15 | Kyiv UA @ Mezzanine #
Oct 16 | Kharkiv UA @ Art Area DK #
Oct 17 | Vienna AT @ Fluc #
Oct 18 | Berlin DE @ Urban Spree (Future Archive Showcase) &
Oct 22 | Hamburg DE @ Hafenklang #
Oct 23 | Copenhagen DK @ Støberiet #

Nov 06 | Philadelphia PA @ Milkboy
Nov 07 | Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall
Nov 08 | Cambridge MA @ Middle East Upstairs
Nov 09 | New York NY @ SOB's
Dec 5 | Seattle WA @ Nectar Lounge
Dec 6 | Portland OR @ Star Theatre
Dec 7 | Eugene OR @ Sessions Music Hall
Dec 13 | Los Angeles CA @ The Echo
Dec 14 | San Diego CA @ The Casbah
Dec 20 | Portsmouth NH @ The Press Room **
Dec 21 | West Dover VT @ The Snow Barn **

^ with Wax Tailor, Little People, Yppah, Arms and Sleepers, Natasha Kmeto, CNJR
# with Arms and Sleepers, Yppah
& with Little People, Sun Glitters, Arms and Sleepers, Yppah, il:lo, Rome in Reverse, CNJR, drab
** with Arms and Sleepers

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releases November 8, 2019


All songs written and produced by Tony Simon.
All live guitar and bass by Damien Paris.
Mixed by Baby Dayliner at the Dayliner Manor.
Art and design by Owen Brozman.

Cat. No: FAR040

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