Soul/electronic musician and tUnE-yArDs bassist Nate Brenner (aka Naytronix) is set to release his sophomore record ‘Mister Divine’ on October 16 via City Slang. The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes and on CD/Vinyl.
This week Naytronix shares the synth-laden bossa nova-infused single “Back In Time.”
Naytronix’s latest musical offering sees him turning from the disjointedly funky party dance anthems of his debut Dirty Glow (2012, Plug Research) to a surrealist stream of consciousness poignancy.
On ‘Mister Divine,’ Naytronix’ production practice returns to its roots, focusing on his bass, voice, drum machines technique and dreams, narrowing down his songwriting style to focus on narrative and cohesive arrangements. The result was hours of music not likely to see the light of day, tracks taken to the chopping block at the now iconic Oakland studio “New, Improved Recording” with friend, collaborator, and guitarist Mark Allen-Piccolo. He and Brenner, along with percussionist Robert Lopez, sculpted nine songs into something resembling a compact trio album, which was then finished with sounds and textures from fellow Oberlin Conservatory family members Matt Nelson and Noah Bernstein (tUnE-yArDs saxophones) and synth master Michael Coleman (Beep!).
Naytronix’ upcoming tour dates featuring Lazy Heart, Deradoorian, and a show featuring both Grex (Oak) and Practice, can be found below. Further upcoming tour dates to be announced.
Release Date: October 16, 2015
1. Mister Divine
2. Starting Over
4. Back in Time
5. The Wall
6. I Don’t Remember
8. Living in a Magazine
9/16 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp ^
10/16 Brooklyn, NY – Secret Project Robot
10/18 Philadelphia, PA – Franky Bradley’s
10/20 Chapel Hill, NC – The Cave
10/22 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
10/23 Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
10/24 Lexington, KY – Al’s Bar
10/26 Cincinnati, OH – The Comet ~
10/30 Chicago, IL – Uncommon Ground
11/08 DE Hamburg – Hafenklang **
11/19 DE Berlin – Monarch **
11/25 UK Birmingham – The Rainbow
11/28 UK London – Shacklewell Arms
^ with Grex (Oak) and Practice
~ with Lazy Heart
** with Deradoorian