Published Jul 05, 2010Creeped-out electro outfit Nite Jewel have been around for a couple of years now, but they've been reaching a wider audience as of late thanks to their contributions to Caribou's remix EP and James Murphy's Greenberg soundtrack. Band leader Ramona Gonzalez and her collaborators are looking to capitalize on the growing interest with a new EP, Am I Real?, due out on vinyl August 16.
The self-released collection will be out digitally a bit earlier on July 20. If you can't wait until then, a download of the EP's title track is available from Outside Music now.
If you managed to pick up a copy of last year's European tour EP, you will notice that four of the songs from that release reappear here. This includes "Another Horizon," which was co-written with Ariel Pink sideman Cole M.G.N. (who is now listed as a Nite Jewel member on the band's MySpace). The title track also features funkified L.A. duo Teen Inc.
Nite Jewel will play a handful of shows this summer, although all of the dates are in the U.S.
Am I Real?:
1. "White Lies"
2. "We Want Our Things"
3. "Forget You & I"
4. "Falling Far"
5. "Another Horizon"
6. "Am I Real?" (ft. Teen Inc.)
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8/9 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
8/10 Wilkes-Barre, PA - Cafe Metropolis
8/11 Allston, MA - Great Scott
8/12 New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine
8/13 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
8/14 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands