Mayer Hawthorne and 14KT Form Jaded Inc.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:20:14
Mayer Hawthorne Photos
Are you Jaded?
You will be – Jaded and Incorporated.
Modern alternative soul troubadour and critical sensation Mayer Hawthorne has joined forces with longtime friend and collaborator 14KT for Jaded Inc.
The duo will release their debut album, The Big Knock, via Casablanca Records/Republic Records on June 17, 2014.
Friends since high school, these two post-futuristic creators grew up together in Michigan. Born out of their mutual adoration for the Post-Punk and New Wave movements of the early 1980s, and an obsession with Ghettotech and Booty music that penetrated the airwaves and rave scene in Detroit in the 90's, Mayer and KT have created a brand new sound they call "Beat Wave."
For a little taste of Jaded Incorporated, check out "Coconut Sofa" in the lyric video below.
"It's a modern amalgamation of influences including Ultravox, J Dilla and DJ Assault," says KT.
Kendall Tucker, aka 14KT, has released five solo albums and has produced music for Aloe Blacc, Bun B, Danny Brown, eLZhi, Jay Electronica, as well as Mayer and others. Though the pair maintain a long history, this marks their first album together as Jaded Inc.
"This album is completely different from what I've done in the past- it's all synths and no live instruments," says Mayer Hawthorne.
1. Black Future
3. Come Down
4. Sincerely Nestor 5. Coconut Sofa
7. Half Moon Bar OK
8. Quantum Entanglement
9. Sincerely Nemis
10. Faded Photograph
11. People Change
12. The Big Knock
Did you sit on the "Coconut Sofa?" It's good, right?