Posts tagged Jaded Incorporated
[Listen] Mayer Hawthorne - "Love Like That"

I see you, Mayer Hawthorne, with your very blatant nods to the dudes who you just shared a stage with at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN in your new track. This SCREAMS "Kiss On Your List" for a second there and I am HERE. FOR. IT. 

I'm so happy that we finally have an album name and release date! As much fun as Jaded Incorporated and Tuxedo were to watch him dabble in, Hawthorne is best when he's 100% being himself.

His fourth solo LP, Man About Town, drops April 8th. April is birthday month for Sprout and I, which means I will probably be pre-ordering this Limited Edition Bundle preemptively. It features a beautiful gray & yellow marbled vinyl, an exclusive album t-shirt, 2 post cards (one already stamped apparently?), a poster, and 2 laser engraved glass whiskey tumblers with his ever popular semi-broken heart MH logo.

Not exactly sure post cards are a thing I consider to be "deluxe worthy", but you know what? I guess Sprout and I will sip some birthday whiskey from my future tumblers and write something heartfelt to Shey and Rocko or something equally sappy. I know, that sounds adorable. You want a love like #SKOAFam has, trust me. 

No major tour to support the album has been announced yet, but you know that should be announced fairly soon. 

Haven't checked out his other new track, "Cosmic Love" yet? I gotchu

[Listen] Jaded Incorporated - "Coconut Sofa"

Yesterday Mayer Hawthorne unveiled a track from his new group, Jaded Incorporated, titled, "Coconut Sofa" complete with a clever lyric video (above). In addition to Hawthorne, the other member of the duo is his high school friend and longtime collaborator, 14KT. Per the info included in the video above, the duo will be releasing their debut album, The Big Knocks, on June 17th. They're defining their sound as "Beat Wave", which, per Hawthorne's newsletter, "It's a modern amalgamation of influences including Ultravox, J Dilla & DJ Assault." 

Ever since Where Does This Door Go's release I've been conflicted concerning Hawthorne's current musical trajectory. I was a big fan of his venture with Jake One, Tuxedo, but the jury is still out on "Coconut Sofa" as far as I'm concerned. I mean, I'm coming out of hiding to share it because the chorus managed to suck me in after the first listen. I'm just not blown away to the point where I want to spam this out to one and all, if that makes any sense. I'm definitely curious to hear what else the duo has up their sleeve. I just hope they picked the wrong lead single, for Hawthorne's sake.