Published Aug 11, 2014Jazz-imbued beatmaker Flying Lotus has become one of the most beloved producers in electronic music, so people were understandably excited when he announced his upcoming You're Dead! album last month, even if the announcement came with few if any details. Now, more info about the LP has finally surfaced.
Throughout the day, FlyLo has been gradually unveiling the album's tracklisting via Tumblr, complete with an original drawing for each song name. Out of the ones he's named so far, two — "Cold Dead" and "Fkn Dead" — play into the album's morose title.
More excitingly, the artist has revealed some high-profile guests. The song "Never Catch Me" will feature an appearance from renowned rapper Kendrick Lamar, while "Tesla" will include work from jazz legend Herbie Hancock. There's also a song called "Dead Man's Tetris," which sees FlyLo rapping under his Captain Murphy moniker alongside Snoop Dogg.
For those with short-term memories, FlyLo was snapped in the studio with Hancock last spring.
Stay tuned for more information on You're Dead! as it becomes available. The album is set to arrive on October 7 via Warp.
Flying Lotus also has a hefty North American tour in the works, including stops in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. The full itinerary is available below.
UPDATE: The full guest-loaded tracklist is now below.
2. Tesla (ft. Herbie Hancock)
3. Cold Dead
4. Fkn Dead
5. Never Catch Me (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
6. Dead Man's Tetris (ft. Snoop Dogg and Captain Murphy)
7. Turkey Dog Coma
9. Coronus, the Terminator
10. Siren Song (ft. Angel Deradoorian)
12. Ready Err Not
13. Eyes Above
14. Moment of Hesitation (ft. Herbie Hancock)
15. Descent Into Madness (ft. Thundercat)
16. The Boy Who Died in Their Sleep (ft. Captain Murphy)
17. Obligatory Cadence
18. Your Potential // The Beyond (ft. Niki Randa)
19. The Protest
08/16 Mexico City, Mexico Ceremonia Festival
08/17 Somerset, WI - Summer Set Music Fesitval
08/24 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
10/09 Orlando, FL - The Beacham
10/10 Miami, FL - iii Points
10/11 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
10/12 Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle
10/13 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theater
10/14 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theater
10/15 New York, NY -Terminal 5
10/16 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/17 Boston, MA - Paradise
10/18 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
10/20 Montreal, QC - SAT
10/21 Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
10/23 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theater
10/24 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
11/07 London, UK - Roundhouse
11/09 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/11 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theater
11/15 Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst
11/17 Portland, OR - Roseland
11/18 Seattle, WA - Neptune
11/19 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
11/21 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
11/22 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium