Today we unveil the new CYNE album, Water For Mars. Despite being a collection of tracks from over the past four years, WFM may prove to be CYNE’s most bangin’ album yet. It also marks Hometapes’ first proper multimedia release; get the details below.
AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER, THE WATER FOR MARS PACKAGE OF CHAMPIONS INCLUDES:
- The new tracklisting of Water For Mars with tracks not found on the Japanese release.
- The CYNE Water For Mars dark gray t-shirt, featuring art by Cody Hudson/Struggle Inc.
- The CYNE Water For Mars limited edition CD (assembled by CYNE themselves).
- The new CYNE sticker, featuring art by Cody Hudson/Struggle Inc.
- An early download of Water For Mars in its entirety.
When you place your order, we’ll reply with a code for you to download the album, 2 weeks before its official iTunes-exclusive digital release! The t-shirt and CD will ship at the end of July. You’ll be notified when yours is on its way!
This package is available for a limited time only. When they’re gone, they’re gone! Get one while supplies last!
As turntable styluses are just beginning to cool down from last year’s highly-antcipated, highly-lauded Pretty Dark Things, CYNE is back with a new collection of tracks that provides both a window into their creative evolution and a summer’s worth of classic jams (not to mention what many are calling the best CYNE record since Time Being). Introducing: Water For Mars.
“The songs on this record were created over the span of about 4 or 5 years (roughly 2004 - 2009), though every track was revisited, mixed, and mastered in 2009. The record displays the full spectrum of the “CYNE sound,” including the growth of the band, our collective tastes, and the process of our songwriting. It starts on a positive note about moving forward, building community, and taking on personal responsibility (these are themes that resonate throughout the record). At times, the record grows into something very ethereal and cosmic, alongside a contrast of something that hits harder, musically and lyrically. With each subsequent ‘movement’ we see a blend of introspective thought, social commentary, and a sound weighted in a more classic, uplifting tradition. This album constantly sways back and forth between the lines of classic hip hop, textural music, and a progressive selection of words and sound — and, to me, this defines CYNE.” - Speck of CYNE
Joining CYNE on Water For Mars are track collaborators Daedelus and Ape School, as well as remixers ROM (featuring Roberto Lange/Helado Negro), Mexicans With Guns, and the fan remix contest winner Jay Appleseed.