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Sole & The Skyrider Band: Hello Cruel World

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On Hello Cruel World, Sole aka Tim Holland returns with the Skyrider Band for his first full length since the split with Anticon, and his third album with the Skyrider Band. While much was made of Sole leaving the Anticon empire he helped create, there's a refreshing, newfound confidence and focus not seen since his now-classic albums Selling Live Water and Bottle of Humans. On Hello Cruel World sees Sole has assembled an army of the most exciting voices in indie culture to be a part of the new record, recruiting everyone from Lil B THEBASEDGOD, Xiu Xiu, Pictureplane, Sage Francis, Ceschi, and more, to create a pretty stunning tapestry that is a new high water mark in Sole's creative output. The first single, "Hello Cruel World," is now streaming on Sole's Soundcloud page. The album drops July 19th on cd, vinyl, and digital via Fake Four Inc., with the European release being handled by Equinox Records.

Perhaps even more interesting, listeners will notice that Sole has adopted the most deliberate flow of his career--abandoning the freewheeling, hyper-timed assaults of his earlier work in favor of a biting clarity and all around accessibility. The record draws on the wealth of his newly-found freedom, tapping into the positivity and ethics of a DIY tradition he has always known and embraced throughout his career - transforming his past cynicism into a call to arms and personal empowerment. The Skyrider Band itself has been similarly transformed; trading in their dense soundscapes and organic touchstones for an impeccable attention to detail and more studio-centric productions.

On Sole and the Skyrider Band's last record, Plastique, Sole claimed, "I've been digging my grave since age 15." Since then, he's been hard at work converting his grave into trenches that span from California to Barcelona, and the bottom of the ocean to the moon. Hello Cruel World occupies these trenches, steadfastly refusing to be flushed into a niche.

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1. Napoleon
featuring Xiu Xiu
Producers: Bud Berning (of The Skyrider Band); John Wagner (of The Skyrider Band)
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2. D.I.Y.
Producers: Bud Berning (of The Skyrider Band); John Wagner (of The Skyrider Band)
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3. Hello Cruel World
Producers: Bud Berning (of The Skyrider Band); John Wagner (of The Skyrider Band)
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4. Fire
Producers: Bud Berning (of The Skyrider Band); John Wagner (of The Skyrider Band)
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5. Bad Captain Swag
featuring Lil B (of The Pack); Pictureplane
Producers: Bud Berning (of The Skyrider Band); John Wagner (of The Skyrider Band)
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6. We Will Not Be Moved
featuring Ceschi; Noah23
Producers: Bud Berning (of The Skyrider Band); John Wagner (of The Skyrider Band)
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7. Possimism
Producers: Bud Berning (of The Skyrider Band); John Wagner (of The Skyrider Band)
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8. Home Ain't Shit [Written by Pedestrian]
Producers: Bud Berning (of The Skyrider Band); John Wagner (of The Skyrider Band)
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9. Formal Designation 134340
Producers: Bud Berning (of The Skyrider Band); John Wagner (of The Skyrider Band)
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10. Immortality
Producers: Bud Berning (of The Skyrider Band); John Wagner (of The Skyrider Band)
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11. Progress Trap
featuring Sage Francis
Producers: Bud Berning (of The Skyrider Band); John Wagner (of The Skyrider Band)
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12. Vaya Con Diablo
featuring Isaiah Toothtaker; Mestizo; Ceschi
Producers: Bud Berning (of The Skyrider Band); John Wagner (of The Skyrider Band)
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13. Villon
Producers: Bud Berning (of The Skyrider Band); John Wagner (of The Skyrider Band)
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Total Comments: 8
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/6/2014 2:05:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az
Comment: got meaningful lyrics but SLEEP inducing beats!
5 Stars
Name: (UGHH Staff) (Posted: 12/10/2011 12:44:00 PM; Partial IP: .119.89.28)
Location: UGHH World HQ
Comment: stop sleepin'! one of 2011s greatest albums
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/14/2011 12:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 86.153.200)
Location: da lowa
Comment: the more spins the better it gets! it,s a grower . production wize is it more than dope! , thnx to teip dopa
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/14/2011 11:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 110.107.43)
Location: Palm Beach Garden, Florida
Comment: 101% Certified Fresh Material. Seriously everyone BUY this album now! Sole done it again with another masterpiece.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/28/2011 7:59:00 AM; Partial IP: .54.39.155)
Location: LA
Comment: Been a huge fan since early Anticon days. Every time I see you live it gets better......this record is an instant classic. Keep rocking brother.....you and the sky riders are really dynamic and fun to listen to. Keep up the great work. Thanks for another great album. Big ups Sole
5 Stars
Name: (UGHH Staff) (Posted: 8/2/2011 1:18:00 PM; Partial IP: .119.89.28)
Location: UGHH World HQ
Comment: while on immediate listen, this might seem like Sole's sellout album w/ all the auto-tune and somewhat mainstream-friendly beats, its actually his and the Skyrider bands masterpiece, an album it took his whole career to get to. Sole's lyrical integrity is 100% intact, and in fact you can easily digest and understand all the lyrics immediately with how he's spitting now. all the collabs are awesomeness, whodathunk Sole would bring the based god, sage francis and machina muerte all on the same record is in itself ridiculously slammin. I could write pages on how dope this album is but don't have the time now... just go buy this album, its the best of the year and then some. complete, perfect classic.
Name: (Posted: 7/30/2011 3:41:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.51.49.16)
Location: Minneasota
Comment: This guy is fucking Dope! He's selling the fuck out on this one and I like it. One of the "Artists" he features is from Solja Boy's crew. Overall a good album.
Name: (Posted: 7/3/2011 11:54:00 AM; Partial IP: 6.75.75.62)
Location: LA
Comment: Sole and The Based God?
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