John Frusciante, Venetian Snares and Chris McDonald Reunite as Speed Dealer Moms
The project will return with its first new release in a decade
Published May 19, 2021While there's a new Red Hot Chili Peppers album in the works, John Frusciante is turning his attention to Speed Dealer Moms — his long-absent project with Venetian Snares' Aaron Funk and Chris McDonald (a.k.a. SKM-ETR). The trio have announced they are reuniting for their first new music in just over a decade.
Titled SDM-LA8-441-114-211, Speed Dealer Moms' new EP is set to arrive on June 18 via Frusciante's Evar Records. This will mark their first release since 2010's self-titled effort, which came out on Funk's Timesig imprint.
Right now, you can check out "April One 4" from the upcoming effort below.
In addition to arriving digitally, the three-track EP will arrive as a 12-inch vinyl release. Each song title refers to its date of recording and number of takes.
Here's how a press release describes the upcoming effort:
Over the years, Speed Dealer Moms have considered various ideas on how to release more of their unorthodox recordings in unconventional ways, with their latest to arrive in the format of a limited edition vinyl pressing. Although a lot has changed since first sharing their intricate creations with the world in 2010, Speed Dealer Moms have routinely gotten together whenever schedules and circumstances allowed, picking up wherever they last left off creatively and adding to their growing archive of recordings. While there are plenty of reminders that time is both irrelevant and an illusion — especially in the fickle music business where trends are fleeting — the chemistry these collaborators exhibit in the studio has no expiration date, offering a purity in approach that reflects the cherished importance of creating in the moment and subsequently celebrating timeless music.
During the writing process, which includes in-depth discussions and days of programming, Speed Dealer Moms record live to stereo with no overdubs or edits, improvising arrangements that often feel composed. In the same spirit of prodigal IDM acts such as Autechre and Luke Vibert, each Speed Dealer Moms session pushes the limits of what an arsenal of modular synthesizers and other machines are capable of, creating tracks that are driven by mathematics, mechanical understanding and musical spontaneity alike. As exemplified by their forthcoming Evar release, each recorded session captures an undeniable magic that is both distinctive and hard to describe, creating a listening experience that transcends genre lines and sonic boundaries.
Get an idea of what that all sounds like for yourself below.