His most profoundly personal and honest record to date, In The Wild will be released on August 12th via Ninja Tune. Over the summer, FaltyDL will tour Japan, Europe and the U.S. Full tour dates above.
Drew Lustman, aka FaltyDL, was born and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. These days he lives in Brooklyn, New York. Releasing music for Planet Mu, Ramp, Rush Hour, 50 Weapons, Hemlock, Swamp81, his own Blueberry Records imprint and, of course, Ninja Tune, he has recorded three albums prior to In the Wild (Love Is A Liability, You Stand Uncertain and Hardcourage). He has also toured with James Blake; opened for Radiohead; and remixed for the likes of Seun Kuti, Photek, The xx and Disclosure.
FaltyDL has also released a companion poem for the album, reprinted below:
"In The Wild"
Upon a mountaintop in Port Lligat I found my true love.
We wrapped each other Uptight
never will I forget so much regret.
Do Me is truth is progress is death is pain is boredom is sex is dance is silence is void.
Nine is eternal stream is people is family is anger is fight is father is not all.
Heart & Soul is female is more anger is ignorance is blisters on sun soaked lips.
Greater Antilles is two parts masculine one part crystalline structures.
Ahead the Ship Sleeps in Danger is Grief resolved through Rolling in New Haven.
Dos Gardenias para ti.
Post-stroke vernacular, insult to salt intake fake injury to resume sideline spectatorship.
Strained precision, illegal decision and fat masterbatorial visions.
Vapid vaper-what never signed up, tell a lie, till the day I die.
Ghost written by Shanghai Den,
Very best, Falty
2014 Tour Dates:
8/4: London, UK @ Dance Tunnel
8/15: Oslo, Norway @ Jaeger Oslo
8/16: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Strom Festival
8/17: Stockholm, Sweden @ Lydmar Hotel
8/19: Tallinn, Estonia @ Hetk
9/18: Madison WI @ Majestic *
9/19: Chicago IL @ Metro *
9/20: Toronto ON @ Wrong Bar *
9/23: Boston MA @ Paradise *
9/24: Northampton MA @ Pearl Street *
9/26: Washington DC @ 9:30 Club *
9/27: Asheville NA @ Orange Peel *
9/28: Nashville TN @ Marathon Music Works *
FaltyDL - In The Wild
(Ninja Tune - August 12th)
01. Aquí, Port Lligat
02. New Haven
04. Do Me
05. Greater Antilles Part 1
08. Untitled 12
09. Ahead The Ship Sleeps
11. Dos Gardenias
12. Heart & Soul
14. In The Shit
16. Some Jazz Shit
17. Greater Antilles Part 2
Photo Credit: Mayka