Ultraísta, the musical collaboration between vocalist/artist Laura Bettinson and multi-instrumentalist/producers Nigel Godrich and Joey Waronker–has confirmed a trio of exclusive U.S. live dates following the October 2 release of its self-titled debut album on Temporary Residence Limited.
Founded in London in 2011 around Grammy-winning producer Godrich, journeyman drummer Waronker and Goldsmiths College alum Bettinson's mutual love of Afrobeat, electronic and dance music, visual art, and tequila, Ultraísta wasted no time creating 10 inspired tracks of exquisitely crafted electronic kraut-pop for this hugely promising first outing.
Favoring mantras over traditional choruses and distilling their compositions to the barest essentials, the band has led their first impressions with the tracks "Bad Insect," "Smalltalk" and "Static Light," which can be heard and seen variously at http://www.ultraista.com, http://www.youtube.com/user/UltraistaTV and the project's Facebook page, among other places. Listen to "Bad Insect" below:
The dates are the only confirmed Ultraísta U.S. appearances at present and are as follows:
October 19: Los Angeles @ Echoplex
October 22: San Francisco @ Independent
October 24: New York @ Le Poisson Rouge
Tickets are available now at the band's store.