Fat Freddy's Drop Bays on Limited Edition Colored 180g 2LP + Download
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Fat Freddy's Drop are set to release their fourth studio album, Bays, in October 2015. Following the worldwide success of Blackbird in 2013, the New Zealand based seven-piece are back with Bays, a 9-track LP recorded at the band's Bays Studio in Kilbirnie, Wellington, a former 1950s HMV vinyl pressing plant. The predominantly studio written album draws on the lexicon of genres that have come to epitomize the band's sound. Opening with the slow burn funk of "Wairunga Blues" the album journeys through a hybrid of reggae, jazz with techno rhythms underpinning Freddy's signature horns and Joe Dukie's soulful and introspective vocals, arriving finally on the crooked blues jam of "Novak." The album exudes a confidence of a band truly comfortable in their own skin. "It's been a more creative process writing this album in the studio rather than recording songs which have been well road tested," explains Dukie.