Published Jun 22, 2009Once again, one of indie rock's leading players is going solo. This time it's Kyp Malone, who you may know from a little band called TV on the Radio. Courtesy of the new-act hungry Anti-, Malone will release his debut album this fall under the moniker Rain Machine.
"I've been writing and recording songs alone since I moved to NYC in 2000, at first alone because I didn't know anyone, then through the years by choice because of a particular freedom that going it alone afforded," explains Malone in the press release. "I've played regularly since then, at first under the name Black Lights until some kids in Texas told me they were already using that name. Then under my own name, but I didn't like how 'Kyp Malone' looked on mock ups of T-shirts and fliers, thus Rain Machine."
Malone recorded the album with producer Ian Brennan (Jonathan Richman, Lucinda Williams), saying that it contains "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 and some rhyme."
At this point, it's unclear what the hell Malone is talking about. It's also unclear if the album is simply self-titled, and we don't so far have a firm release date or a tracklisting.