Silk Rhodes Share New Track “Realtime”

Silk Rhodes Share New Track "Realtime," Free iTunes Download Available

Silk Rhodes reveal a brand new track “Realtime” from their forthcoming debut LP ‘Silk Rhodes’ out 12/2 via Stones Throw Records. Check out the soul duo’s latest track here. “Realtime” is also available as a free download today at Itunes. Recommended for fans of D’Angelo, the Delfonics, Prince, Jamie Lidell and Ariel Pink.

Last month the pair premiered their “Pains’ music video. Check it out below and

Birthed in the back alleys of Baltimore, nurtured by NYC, and ultimately coming-of-age on the highways of the southwest on their way to California, Silk Rhodes are the dynamic duo of astro-traveling producer Michael Collins and singer Sasha Desree.

Their voyage began in a 1997 Honda CRV turned DIY recording studio built to capture and share light-bulb moments as they happened. The approach was simple: run a microphone into loop pedal, connect the looper to the car stereo via cassette-tape adaptor, and start spitting out ideas. Then Collins and Desree, alongside a host of roving lunatics and pranksters, would broadcast their experiments to the streets, commenting on their observations in rhyme, soliciting ideas from strangers, and inviting people into the car to contribute vocals, or loop beats. These experiments spawned sound collages, and stream-of-consciousness hymns, as well an an electric boogie tune with nods to Joe Jackson and George Benson (“Face 2 Face”), and a lonesome ballad that sounds like a still-lost Donnie and Joe Emerson song produced by Gamble & Huff (“Pains”).

Silk Rhodes Share New Track "Realtime," Free iTunes Download Available

Track List:
Pre-Order ‘Silk Rhodes’
1. Intro

2. Pains

3. Face 2 Face

4. Laurie’s Machine

5. Realtime

6. Barely New

7. Horizon Line

8. This Painted World

9. Group 1987

10. Hold Me Down

11. Personal Use

12. The System

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