Here’s the thing: we love Naytronix so news of a new record from the phenomenal multi-instrumentalist and producer is something we’re always itching for. He has a new album on the way, Other Possibilities, releasing on October 29th through Overseas Artists Recordings. In the works for four years, Other Possibilities encapsulates and reflects a number of changes and adaptations that occurrred over this period, including a shoulder injury.
“The album started off as a pursuance: a search for the perfect version of whatever it is we’re supposed to be creating”, explains the press release. “But what he found over the course of the four years writing the album, through changes both intentional and circumstantial, was that his strongest work happened when the boundaries came down, the pressure was gone and the process became more enjoyable.”
Along with the album announcement, Naytronix has also revelead the first single, ‘Somebody’, a catchy and feel good song that radiates a breathe of optimism. It comes with an accompanying video directed by Hank + Tank. Watch it below.
Oakland based multi-instrumentalist and producer Nate Brenner is a very talented and busy man, with his membership in Tune-Yards and other projects. Under his Naytronix moniker, Brenner released two albums, 2012’s Dirty Glow and 2015’s Mister Divine. Both brilliant, both made it our Picks of the Year, so news of a new album is very welcome and highly anticipated.
Naytronix’s third LP is called Air and will see release through Kieku Records. While mainly a solo endeavour, Air does feature a few special collaborative guests such as Mwahaha´s Ross Peacock, Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus, songwriter Madeline Kenney, percussionist Hamir Atwal and guitarist Mark Allen-Piccolo.
Alongside the album announcement, Naytronix has shared the first advance single, ‘Human’, which he describes as “a groovy psyche pop song that leaps between a menacing bass riff and a lush Technicolor piano section”. Take a listen now.
A month in from the release of Mister Divine, Naytronix has just hit European shores for a string of live dates in support of his sublime album. After shows in Germany and Holland, Nate Brenner and his trio will head to the UK next week for a handful of shows, including a date in London at The Shacklewell Arms on November 28th.
With the album out and the tour ongoing, there’s good reason to celebrate and Naytronix is offering a double treat. He has unveiled a fitting video for the wonderful and nostalgic track ‘Back In Time’, as well as a remix from Money Mark of Beastie Boys fame. Watch the Jeffrey A Tang-directed video below, and straight after listen to the remix of ‘Back In Time’.
With just over a month to go until Naytronix’s second album Mister Divine is released, the trio helmed by multi-instrumentalist and producer Nate Brenner has shared a second teaser in the form of ‘Back In Time’. The album’s title track, shared earlier this summer, got us salivating for this release. ‘Back In Time’ has just whet our appetite even more. As the titles suggests, the song reflects on the past. Nate explained:
“This song’s about reminiscing about the ‘good old days’. Wanting to go back to a simpler time, but of course you can’t turn back the clock… and maybe it’s wasn’t so simple then either? I wanted the song to have a relaxed feel to it but with a nice forward moving pulse.”
In support of their upcoming record, Naytronix will be embarking on a European tour this Autumn, including a show in London at The Shacklewell Arms on November 28th. The band will also perform a handful of shows in the US in October.
Now listen to ‘Back In Time’ and watch out for the release of Mister Divine on October 16th via City Slang.
Naytronix is all set to release his somophore album, Mister Divine, this October. The Oakland based multi-instrumentalist and producer has already enticed us last month with the album’s title track. Now he’s offering a video for it too, directed by visual artist SNEAL. Here it is.
Mister Divine is out on October 16th via City Slang.