Big Black Deltatoday announced that their single "IFUCKINGLOVEYOU" will receive limited-edition vinyl release treatment. Beginning April 30th in the US, the song will be available on seven-inch vinyl with a B-side and also on 12-inch with new remixes of the song included. The track will be released via a joint venture between K7! Records & Nerve Management on behalf of Master of Bates Records and will also be available digitally.

 

The brainchild of Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist and former Mellowdrone frontman Jonathan Bates, Big Black Delta crafts experimental electronic music backed by dueling female drummers Mahsa Zargaran and Amy Wood. Originally released as a fan piece through the band's website, the band's forthcoming album entitled BBDLP1 will be released this coming Fall and feature several new tracks.

 

"If you didn't have standard pop music as a reference, what would your pop music sound like?" Jonathan Bates asked himself this very question, and the answer, he found through his discovery of his solo project, Big Black Delta.

 

After a hugely successful run of residency dates at The Satellite, Big Black Delta went on to support M83 on numerous dates (with more ahead), winning over audiences nightly. As put by BuzzbandsLA, "The former Mellowdrone frontman's bombastic take on '80s synth-pop has turned more than a few ears in the months since he began leaking songs, and his two-drummers-and-a-barrage-of-LEDs live show is darned near seizure inducing."

 

Feeling as though he was drowning after the last Mellowdrone record, Bates decided to take a long break from the "band" aesthetic. He felt the need to create something different, without any rules, in hopes it could expand his consciousness. He bought a used laptop from close friend, Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails, SONOIO) and began sound-designing and circuit-bending to make original, simple music. By doing everything slightly wrong in the studio, on purpose, Bates set out to make music that wasn't bound by gravity. He didn't limit himself instrumentally either. "Give me anything, and ill make it work. Especially if it's stringed," Bates noted. This musical re-discovery, combined with Bates' favourite dinner table conversation, UFO folklore, and the Big Black Delta project was born.

 

Outside of constantly envisioning new songs for Big Black Delta, Bates continues to be called upon to collaborate. He has been extensively involved with M83, having been a part of the band as a touring guitarist, recording vocals for most recent album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, as well as teaming up with the group for a remix of Daft Punk's "Fall" featured on the Tron Legacy Soundtrack: R3CONFIGU3D. Bates also co-produced "Mountaineer" and "Lady Killer" for the band White Sea (Morgan Kibby of M83) and often writes and performs with them. As for other collaborations with friend Alessandro Cortini, Bates was featured on his solo project SONOIO's track, "Houdini," and also did a remix of the song which was released on SONOIO's remix album.

BIG BLACK DELTA LIVE DATES

3/12 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent (with The Joy Formidable) 3/13 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent (with The Joy Formidable)

3/14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box (with The Joy Formidable)

Cheers, my friends. On a personal note, this may be the push I needed to go full hipster and get myself some vinyl. We'll see you at the LA show!

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Ohio

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