Nigel Godrich’s Ultraísta Return With New Album and Song: Listen


Ultraísta—the trio of vocalist/producer Laura Bettinson, multi-instrumentalist/producer Nigel Godrich, and drummer/producer Joey Waronker—are coming back with their second studio LP. Sister, the follow-up to the band’s 2012 self-titled debut, is out on March 13 (via Partisan).

Ultraísta have also shared the album’s opener “Tin King,” along with its self-directed music video. Find the visual, which has an epilepsy warning for its strobe lighting, below.

Sister was born from some of the band’s improv sessions in London and Los Angeles. “Three days of jamming might create two years of work,” Nigel Godrich said in a statement. “It’s like building a space shuttle out of matchsticks. It takes ages just to finish a wing, and you’re really proud of it, but then you go off and do something else for a while before you come back to tackle the next piece.”

Godrich also explained, “With the first record, we weren’t focused on making it overly musical,” adding, “We were building off grooves, pulling influences from Dadaism, and trying to make some sort of modernist manifesto. This time, we wanted to make a record that was more than just an art piece.”


01 Tin King
02 Harmony
03 Anybody
04 Save It ’Til Later
05 Ordinary Boy
06 Mariella
07 Water in My Veins
08 Bumblebees
09 The Moon and Mercury

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