Published Feb 02, 2016A new duo comprising members of beloved indie bands Deerhoof and Neutral Milk Hotel are about to make their debut. Made up of the former's John Dieterich and the latter's Jeremy Barnes, they've opted to go with the straightforward project name Dieterich & Barnes, and their debut offering, The Coral Casino, is out May 6 through Living Music Dupli-cation.
A press release explains that the 11-song effort is improvisational in nature, with the recording sessions having apparently found the two musicians in "a blank room with unfamiliar instruments in their hands and zero expectations." It's added that the plan was to have each member improvise on the spot "in a rhythmic manner," without listening to what the other musician was doing.
The result is described as both "childish and sophisticated," with The Coral Casino apparently melding melody with "wild performances."
Samples have yet to be revealed, but the album includes a tribute to the first satellite to land on a comet ("Philae Lands on Comet 67p_Churyumov-Gerasimenko") and possibly towards big umbrellas ("Parasol Gigante"), as well as undercooked Pizza Pops ("The Frost Pocket").
You'll find all of the tracklisting details down below, while the strategy-centred cover art can be seen up above.
The Coral Casino:
1. Out and About
2. Special Questions
3. Philae Lands on Comet 67p_Churyumov-Gerasimenko
5. People Person
6. Parasol Gigante
9. Brain Envy
10. The Frost Pocket
11. Sales Tan, Part 2