Little Dragon perform new song at Treasure Island Music Festival (video included)

With Little Dragon IV set to drop in 2014, the idea that the band would unveil new sounds as early as Saturday night (October 19) was not the be entertained. And yet – aboard a Treasure Island Music Festival stage – new sounds were set free. The song’s pulsating drive sounds naturalistic, like the groans of beast’s belly. Chegg it and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Official: Little Dragon to release album number four in 2014

Thanks to Emily Zemler of Rolling Stone we know the following:

  • Little Dragon will release their fourth record during the spring of 2014
  • A handful of tracks feature members of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchesta
  • They will begin extensive touring during the spring
  • A short film may be in the works
Photo by Chris Saunders

Here are a few chosen quotes:

  • “I think when we started we had no vision whatsoever,” singer Yukimi Nagano said. “We just wanted to make the ball start rolling and just brainstorm ideas and see what comes up and then make plans thereafter. I think a lot of visions came through. Our sound is wide – it’s not just one particular style – so we dove into different worlds. New worlds, new spaces we haven’t been to before. There definitely are elements of sonically romantic tracks. It feels like there are different moods and we’re exploring ourselves a bit.”
  • “It’s nice to see your music reflected on another musician [members of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra],” drummer Erik Bodin said. “Especially when they come from the outside and you can see how they interpret it. It’s an honor.”
  • “It seemed interesting to let go,” bassist Fredrik Källgren Wallin said. “We’ve never really had the opportunity before.”
  • “In the past there’s no way we had a budget to do that,” Nagnao said. “There’s always been a compromise somewhere. We’re happy with our mixes – all the guys are really diving in and honing their own mixing skills – but there are those people out there who only do this.”
  • “It’s going to be amazing for us, and hopefully for others,” Bodin said. “We’ve been – not tired of ourselves, but we really needed to make new music to energize the whole band. We toured for a while. This is our life and these are my closest people, and we spend so much time together, so giving us some new songs pushes us to the next step. It fertilizes us.”