Friday, March 13, 2009

Apostle Of Hustle Returns With New Record

Andrew Whiteman at Outside Lands
Picture from the HAD Archive

It's no secret that we here at HAD are suckers for anything Broken Social Scene related, but Apostle Of Hustle hold a special place in our hearts. The Andrew Whiteman-fronted side project is undoubtedly one of the most prolific and impressive BSS side projects. What's more, they play an amazing live show, largely propelled by Whiteman's always-in-your-face stage presence.

Given all that, we were psyched to hear that the band has a new record entitled Eats Darkness set to drop on May 19th. What's more, the band has released an initial mp3 from the record for your listening pleasure. If there's a tour announcement, it'll be a musical awesomeness trifecta!

The mp3, entitled "Perfect Fit", is definitely one of the more abstract entries into the Apostle catalog - the vocals are more spoken than sung, and the arrangement is a sparse percussion/bass combo, with other blips and bloops weaving their way throughout the tune. To be frank, it reminds us more than a little of some Think Tank era Blur, and that's definitely a good thing. More than anything, it seems that Whiteman and crew are definitely pushing the artistic and creative envelope - we can't wait to hear what that means for the whole record!

mp3: Apostle Of Hustle - Perfect Fit