Drummer extraordinaire and all-round genius multi-instrumentalist and composer John Colpitts aka Kid Millions (Oneida, People of the North, Man Forever, etc) has joined forces with writer Rick Moody, a founding member of The Wingdale Community Singers, for a new project called The Unspeakable Practices. The pair assembled a stellar cast of musicians to make up the band: experimental trumpet player Nate Wooley, bassists Brad Truax (ex-Spiritualized, Interpol) and Richard Hoffman (Sightings), guitarist Shahin Motia (Ex Models, Oneida), organ player David Grubbs (Squirrel Bait, Gastr Del Sol), and saxophone player Michael Foster.
Comes November 6th, The Unspeakable Practices will release their self-titled debut album via Joyful Noise.
Here’s what Moody had to say:
“It was really important to me to be reactive with respect to the amazing musicians I was working with. It was, in fact, important for me to be IN the band, not separate from the band. Another instrument in the orchestra, rather than something fused onto the music. Not lyrics in front, and music behind, but all one instrument.”
Ahead of the album’s release, The Unspeakable Practices have shared the lead single “A Steadying Effect”. Take a listen below.