Machinedrum Announces Psyconia EP
Machinedrum, will release his new album Psyconia on September 10, via Ninja Tune. The EP features North Carolina rapper Deniro Farrar (Leader of CultureRap), electronic artist Chrome Sparks, and producer/songwriter/visual artist from the contemporary indie rock space: Jorge Elbrecht (Japanese Breakfast, No Joy).
The title – “Psyconia” – is a play on words, combining “psychic” and “syconia” (which is the plural form of syconium). In botany, syconium is a fleshy hollow receptacle, containing numerous flowers which develop together into a multiple fruit, as in the fig. Fig trees historically represent creation and abundance in various religions and cultures. It is the fruit from the tree of enlightenment. It represents a new understanding and a new beginning.
“We have a few fig trees growing on our property and they tend to withstand the harshest climates southern California throws at them, so I found that inspiring,” explains Travis. “There’s also an area near where I live known as Figueroa which is a Spanish translation of Figueira, aka the Portuguese name for a fig tree. I found these synchronicities intriguing and so I went with it for the theme of this EP. It’s especially relevant to this time in my life in which my daughter has become a symbol of creation and abundance in my life.”
The EP artwork is by celebrated artist Kushagra Gupta (@kushlet) who took Travis’ inspirations and created a fictional musical instrument that looks both organic (fig-like) and alien.
North American Tour Dates
Jul 31 – San Bernardino, CA @ Hard Summer Festival
Aug 08 – Atlanta, GA @ 808 Fest
Aug 13 – A View of U Live Stream: Worldwide Rebroadcast
Sep 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ XPNSN/Catwalk — Psyconia Release Party
Sep 29 – Washington, DC @ Flash
Sep 30 – Miami, FL @ Floyd
Oct 02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
Oct 08 – Chicago, IL @ Smartbar
Oct 15 – San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom
Oct 22 – Denver, CO @ The Black Box — Vapor City Club
Oct 23 – Denver, CO @ The Black Box — A View of U Universe
Oct 24 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
Oct 31 – San Bernardino, CA @ Escape Halloween
Pre-order Psyconia by Machinedrum HERE
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