Baltimore outfit Tomato Flower have announced their new EP, Construction, out August 5th via Ramp Local. As part of the announcement, they’ve shared the collections title track.
The dizzying new tune is a future-pop anthem. While melodically they channel the sound of the future, lyrically they sing of the past, looking at the technologized world through a critical historical lens.
The track revolves around twisting, disorienting instrumental lines and perfectly dissonant vocals.
Listen to “Construction” below.
The new EP is set to follow their debut, Gold Arc.
“Construction refers both to ‘constructedness’ – processes of artifice and social construction – as well as the material activity of building,” a press release explains. “Recorded in the same time frame as Gold Arc, the songs are intricate constructions of their own, melding irresistible melodies with rhythmic trickery, the quartet bends genre and palette at will; math rock, dub, and bossa might flash by within two minutes, and you still haven’t heard the outro.”
The physical release of the new Tomato Flower EP, out August 5th, will contain the music for both Construction and Gold Arc.
Check out the tracklist for Construction below.
01 – “Bug”
02 – “Aparecida”
03 – “Blue”
04 – “Construction”
05 – “Fancy”
06 – “Taking My Time”
Tomato Flower are headed out on tour, including a run with Animal Collective. Check out the dates below.
Animal Collective Tour Dates:
* = Supporting Animal Collective
^ = Supporting Bex
Cleveland, OH @ Shepard Records – 6-21
Detroit, MI @ Trixie’s Bar – 6-22
Chicago, IL @ Golden Dagger – 6-23
Indianapolis, IN @ State St Pub – 6-24
South Bend, IN @ McCormick’s – 6-25
Philadelphia, PA @ Khyber Pass Pub – 7-1
Washington DC @ DC9 ^ – 7-2
Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre * – 8-13
Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall * – 8-16
Calgary, AB @ The Palace * – 8-17
Bozeman, MT @ The ELM * – 8-19
Missoula, MT @ The Wilma * – 8-20
Cheyenne, WY @ The Lincoln * – 8-22
Omaha, NE @ Slowdown * – 8-23
Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s * – 8-24
Portland, ME @ State Theatre * – 8-29
New York, NY @ SummerStage in Central Park * – 8-30
New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall * – 8-31
Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall * – 9-2
Rouyn-Noranda, QC @ Festival De Musique Émergente – 9-3
Montréal, QC @ Corona Theatre * – 9-4