Hey there, post-holiday lonely hearts — did you strike out with your honey during yesterday’s fest of love and despair (maybe it was the wilted roses)? Why not up your game by gifting your baby with music, chocolate and a trip to France? Disco House producer BreakBot has you covered.
The Parisian musician’s new record, By Your Side, recently dropped in Europe — both in the traditional format and as a chocolate record, sold exclusively at a store in Paris. The physical release is primed to drop in the U.S. on April 9 — sadly, sans sweets, but packed with remixes and a bonus jam.
“I thought the chocolate was perfect to define my music, because it’s sweet, it’s something that’s against depression and girls like it,” BreakBot (a.k.a. Thibaut Berland) says. “I think it all made sense.”
BreakBot’s smooth release isn’t the first record to come out in cocoa form. In 2011, Scottish band Found released a single via sweets.
“I played it once a few weeks ago and it sounds OK,” BreakBot says of his confection. “You can only play it twice.”
“I think it’s better to eat it in the club than to play it in the club,” he adds.
BreakBot’s chocolate-spun vinyl joins a cadre of other physical products and formats released lately in what seems like a effort to make music tangible again: there’s the Flaming Lips’ chocolate heart packed with love songs, Jack White’s X-ray vinyl and trippy musical experiments like Fol Chen’s Tetrafol.
“I think it humanizes the music,” BreakBot says, referring to augmenting digital music with physical products and releases.
BREAKBOT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
March 14 – Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
March 15 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
March 16 – Guadalajara, MX @ Revolucion Festival
March 21 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
March 22 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (LIVE feat. Irfane)
March 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
March 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
March 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lure Patio (feat. Irfane)
March 30 – San Diego, CA @ SPIN
BY YOUR SIDE Track listing:
1. Break of Dawn
2. Fantasy (feat. Ruckazoid)
3. One Out of Two (feat. Irfane)
4. By Your Side, Pt. 1 (feat. Pacific!)
5. By Your Side, Pt. 2 (feat. Pacific!)
6. You Should Know (feat. Ruckazoid)
7. The Mayfly and the Light (feat. Irfane)
9. Easy Fraction
10. Baby I’m Yours (feat. Irfane)
11. Another Dawn (feat. Irfane)
12. Why (feat. Ruckazoid)
13. A Mile Away (feat. Irfane)
15. Peanuts (Bonus Track)