The first song off Kyp Malone’s much anticipated solo release Rain Machine is premiering right now over at the Pitchfork site. http://pitchfork.com/news/35979-premiere-rain-machine-tv-on-the-radios-kyp-malone-give-blood/
"Give Blood” is a rocking percussive number with blissfully fuzzed out guitars and some genius word play. Set to be released September 22 on Anti-records, Rain Machine features ten unflinchingly original and emotional songs mixing elements of modern jazz, blue-grass and blistering guitar driven rock into a refreshing new sound.
As singer and guitarist for celebrated band TV on the Radio, Malone proved himself both a captivating and delightfully unpredictable musical force. On Rain Machine, he shows himself a singer and a lyricist of startling talents.
Malone recently described Rain Machine as “a nearly full spectrum of frequencies audible to the human ear, a reflection of a variety of emotions and situations real and imagined - some rhythm some rhyme.” In most instances such a statement could be dismissed as nothing more than playful hyperbole. This is not one of those times. Rain Machine is the sound of an extraordinary artist emerging into his own.