Kyp MaloneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s much anticipated solo project Rain Machine was September 22 on Anti-records. The provocative album art, created by Malone himself, is an appropriate indicator of the unique and defiantly personal music within. 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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“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.Ã¢â‚¬Â 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.
We want you to experience Rain Machine live in concert and on CD. We’re giving away two tickets to see Rain Machine at any of the dates below along with a copy of the album. All you have to do is email us your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (Note: By entering the contest, you agree to share your email address with Anti- Records for their email list where they’ll inform you of the latest on Rain Machine and other quality bands and artists). For more on Rain Machine, go to www.myspace.com/rainmachinemusic.
Download the song “Give Blood” here (right click, save as) or stream it below:
Oct 9 Bottle Tree Birmingham, Alabama
Oct 10 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct 12 40 Watt Club Athens, Georgia
Oct 13 The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 15 High Noon Saloon Madison, Wisconsin
Oct 16 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 17 Double Door Chicago, Illinois
Oct 18 The Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Oct 19 LeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Place Toronto, Ontario
Oct 20 Il Motore Montreal, Quebec
Oct 22 Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, Massachusetts
Oct 23 Johnny BrendaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 25 Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC