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    Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:49:52

    Big Black Delta to Release "IFUCKINGLOVEYOU" Single on April 30 - It'll be available on vinyl, too

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    Woo-hoo! Mellowdrone's Jonathan Bates is back in black. Big Black Delta, that is.

    Big Black Delta's single "IFUCKINGLOVEYOU" will receive limited-edition vinyl release treatment. Beginning April 30 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.

    Some history on BBD? Okay, we have it for you.

    "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.

    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 I'll make it work. Especially if it's stringed," Bates noted. This musical re-discovery, combined with Bates' favorite dinner table conversation, UFO folklore, and the Big Black Delta project was born.

    Are you going to check out Big Black Delta?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    02.29.12



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