11/04/2016

Rig1 Shares "Mother" with Buzzbands LA; Tasting The Mothership out November 18

Rig1 Shares "Mother" with Buzzbands LA 
Tasting The Mothership out November 18 
Los Angeles Release Show November 17 at The Bootleg
photo credit: Hector Barreto 
Stream: "Mother" at Buzzbands LA or Soundcloud
Watch: "Pig" official video at All Things Go or YouTube 
Stream: "Activate" at Impose Magazine or Soundcloud 
Rig1 will release Tasting the Mothership, his third official release, on November 18th. The EP will be avaialble on all major streaming services and through his website. Rig1 has a release show planned for November 17 at the Bootleg. The show will also include performances by Johnathan Rice, Whispertown, Jason Boesel, Wyndham, Lola Kirke, Mike Bloom and more special guests. Tickets for the show are avaialble here
Buzzbands LA caught up with Rig1 and had him share some of his favorite albums from Omaha ex-pats. The feature also includes an exclusive stream of "Mother" from the upcoming release. Read the feature and stream the track HERE. About "Mother" Buzzbands LA says, "He fashions intense narratives that straddle the line between independent hip-hop and spoken word, tackling existential questions with vivid wordplay, dramatic elocution and sometimes acid-tongued aplomb. It’s a modern take on the Beat Generation, recalling the coffeehouses where music and message left an indelible legacy. 'When I step down / the universe provides' he near-whispers over wonky production and angelic background vocals in the new song 'Mother,' on the surface a celebration of the simple joys of talking a walk and feeling the world."
Last month, Rig1 shared the offical video directed by Morgan's Brother with All Things Go. All Things Go says,"'Pig' is a word collage served over a smooth breakbeat and a psychedelic chorus that builds and builds on dark concepts of what the future might look like." "Pig" is streaming and available to share via YouTube.Additionally Impose Magazine premiered "Activate" from the upcoming release. About the track Impose says,"Commanding. That’s the first word that comes to mind when we hear the beginning of the track, and that feeling holds throughout the track. It’s beautiful, with the words spoken in a way that makes it feel like we are at a poetry reading. The way he weaves the words between the instrumentals is an art form in itself, and it creates an ambience that brings those existential questions we’ve been struggling with to the forefront."
In a smokey, East Village apartment on 13th Street, the origins of Tasting The Mothership unfolded through ideas, perspective shifts, personal experiences – and these recordings. It’s a documented artifact of a journey to, of, and through questions, conversations and reflection. It was learning and discovering with every sense continued. The transmission of inner-alchemy featuring to other and outward. Butterfly, cocoon, caterpillar – the ever changing. And the inconclusion of this exploration: oneness. "We don’t believe in walls.” – Rig1.
Rig1 is Ian McElroy, an emcee born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and currently residing in Los Angeles, California. He has been writing & recording music since childhood, as a member Desaparecidos (ft. Conor Oberst) and Rig 1. Contributors on Tasting The Mothership include Kirby James Fairchild (Granddaddy, Modest Mouse), Andy LeMaster (Bright Eyes, Now It’s Overhead), Nik Frietas (Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band),Dustin BushonOrenda Fink (Azure Ray), Corina Figueroa (Delores Diaz and the Standby Club, ARC Studios),Paolo Stagnaro and Nate Kernel.
Tasting The Mothership Relase Show
November 17 at The Bootleg in Los Angeles (tickets)

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