INTRODUCING: HECTA. New electronic project from Lambchop members
Introducing first track from phenomenal new project of Kurt Wagner & co!
On September 18, City Slang will present 'The Diet', the debut album from HeCTA.
HeCTA is Kurt Wagner (voice, keyboards, programming, editing), Scott Martin (drums, percussion, piano, synths, programming, editing) and Ryan Norris (synthesizers, vocoder, electric guitar, electric bass, synth bass, programming, editing).
Using the idea of combining the notion of “song” and electronic music and a shared love of the electronic form and its many permutations, HeCTA respectfully, playfully explored and experimented to make 'The Diet'.
Listen to the first song from the album. 'Till Someone Gets Hurt': https://soundcloud.com/hectaband/till-someone-gets-hurt/
Kurt offered these words to describe the HeCTA concept:
"As HeCTA, we take our approach seriously and are respectfully aware of the great electronic music created throughout its history continuing into the present—so much so that when it came time to mix these recordings, we reached out to some of the central figures of the genre. Such greats as Morgan Geist, John McEntire, and Q all had a hand in shaping the refined sound we present to you. With invaluable creativity and engineering by Jeremy Ferguson at Battle Tapes in Nashville, we together created what we consider to be a collection of songs that move and move through you, from the dashboard to the dance floor, from Decatur to Dornburg, from Dorchester to Detroit.
Suck it up, hippies. This music is our attempt to extend the boundaries of our expression and have some fun. It’s not Americana, house, techno, trap, juke, or blaze. Why would it be? And like any good diet, it will be reviled then ultimately loved by all who give it a chance to work its way into their lives.
We love you for trying, and we’re trying to love you back."
The Diet is available for pre-order now on CD and LP in the City Slang store:http://cityslang.frocksteady.com/shop/bands/hecta.html and from Amazon and iTunes.
HeCTA will perform an exclusive live show at the Ruhrtriennale Art Festival in Bochum (Germany) on August 15th as a part of the City Slang 25 Year Anniversary night alongside CARIBOU and THE NOTWIST.
More dates to follow soon.