TV On The Radio‘s Kyp Malone has announced that he will release his debut solo album this autumn.
The singer-guitarist is calling his solo project Rain Machine, and is working with producer Ian Brennan (Lucinda Williams) on the album, which will be released by Anti- Records in the US.
“I’ve been writing and recording songs alone since I moved to NYC in 2000, at first alone because I didn’t know anyone, then through the years by choice because of a particular freedom that going it alone afforded,” Malone said in a statement.
“I’ve played regularly since then, at first under the name Black Lights until some kids in Texas told me they were already using that name. Then under my own name but I didn’t like how ‘Kyp Malone’ looked on mock ups of t-shirts and fliers, thus Rain Machine.”
When describing the sounds of his solo material, Malone said that it is “a nearly full spectrum of frequencies audible to the human ear — a reflection of a variety of emotions and situations real and imagined, some rhythm and some rhyme.”
Meanwhile, Malone will continue to tour with TV On The Radio in Europe and the US throughout the summer.
–By our Los Angeles staff.