Head Like A Kite Signs to Roll Call Records, Will Re-release Dreams Suspend Night With a Bonus Track featuring Smoosh & Tilson on Nov. 9"/>
Doesn't this photo make you wonder what's in Tilson's pockets? Doesn't this photo make you wonder what's in Tilson's pockets?
The album has been remastered and resequenced and will see the addition of a new song with its re-release on Nov. 9. The new track order places Head Like A Kite's best foot forward with the singles "Wrong Side of Sunshine," "She's Wearing That Costume" and "Director's Cut" starting off the album.
The new cut, titled "Diamond Paint," features Asya of Smoosh and Tilson, two artists already prominent on the record. The song, which you can listen to above, fits perfectly with the rest of the album. The dance-friendly track pairs Asya's golden pipes and Tilson's charming bravado with a driving beat, making it even more impossible not to bust a move while listening to the album. What's even better is that a video for the song was recorded in Capitol Hill last weekend and as we all know, so far the videos off this record are all pretty awesome.
Speaking of Tilson, the imprint of the former Saturday Knights MC is impossible to miss
if you've given Dreams Suspend Night a spin or seen Head Like a Kite Live recently. So does this mean Tilson an official member of HLAK? Head Like A Kite mastermind Dave Einmo clarified Tilson's role in the band.
"Head like A Kite started out as just me being a DJ and producer playing a bunch of loops and including various friends. I'd cut them up and making songs out of them and I've really tried to keep it that way," said Einmo. "So I invite different people I'm excited to play with as guest artists. Hopefully they'll want to join me on stage and perform live ... So in those terms Tilson's a guest."
While it's a bummer a local label didn't sign Einmo's band (come on Seattle record execs, recognize the talent here) any record deal that results in new material from Head Like A Kite is a good thing.
Here's the tracklist for the new edition of Dreams Suspend Night:
1. Wrong Side of Sunrise
2. She's Wearing That Costume
3. Director's Cut
4. Let's Start it All Again
5. Diamond Paint
6. Robot Makes Love with the Swingset, 1976
7. The Perfect Drinker
8. My Very First Ransom Note
9. The Boy Who Lost His Courage
10. We Hang Our Hearts from the Willows
11. Thrones of Glory
12. Beat Zero
The next time you'll get to see Einmo rock out in his feather boa while Tilson spits rhymes will be Oct. 22 at the Crocodile as part of City Arts Fest. HLAK will be performing with burlesque dancers, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo and Ra Scion.
UPDATE: Einmo further clarified Tilson's role with HLAK in an email and teased to possible future collaborations with the former Saturday Knights MC:
"While Tilson is technically a guest on the new HLAK record and in live shows, he's become a big part of the HLAK fun, and it's been an honor to work together and collaborate on the three songs that feature him. I'm hoping to have him guest on more songs in the future. And wait until you see him in the new HLAK video."