Nearly four months departed, Eyedea's prolificacy continues to come to light. Rhymesayers is set to release the second album from Face Candy -- Larsen's improvisatory live group with J.T. Bates, Kristoff Krane, and Casey O'Brien -- titled Waste-Age Teenland.
Another EP, called Freestyles, was previously limited to CD-R and friendly file drops, and contains some well-produced studio freestyles. That's currently available for a pay-what-you-can fee.
He believed that when we, as musicians, put ourselves out there and make ourselves vulnerable, that we were closing the illusionary gap between listener and performer and therefore creating a more 'connected' dynamic, which therefore leads to people not feeling alone.
The two newish releases (Waste-Age Teenland was recorded over a year ago, and Freestyles had been finished for a while) are perfect examples of Eyedea's greatest strengths as an all-cards-lain artist and peerless geometrist of language, rhyme, and the human condition.
If you'd like to dig deeper, here's the website that lists all of the Larsen-associated projects and how to get them.
Also below, a recording of Face Candy performing "Witness Intimidation," from This Is Where We Were, live. Rhymesayers has yet to announce the release date for Waste-Age Teenland. We'll let you know when they do.