Toronto producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist River Tiber, AKA: Tommy Paxton-Beesley, has announced his debut full length Indigo will be self-released on June 24.
The announcement comes via the debut of new single “Acid Test”. The new album furthers the silky, midnight-hued electronic R&B aesthetic of River Tiber’s previous EPs, 2013’s The Star Falls and 2015’s When The Time Is Right, and joins an ever-growing catalogue that features collaborations with Kaytranada, Pusha T, Daniel Caesar, Jazz Cartier, and more.
Indigo sees Paxton-Beesley demonstrating his unique ability as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and creative force. He writes, arranges, plays, and records almost every element on every composition, but also uses collaboration as a tool to generate and hone ideas. “Acid Test” is a shining example, as Paxton-Beesley lays drums, bass, synth and cello as a powerful, psychedelic base beneath layers of his airy, soulful vocals. The track also features contributions from members of his live band – Thadeus Garwood, John Mavro, Danny Voicu, and David Lewis.
In two short years River Tiber has developed a global reputation as a producer. Last year he worked closely with friends BADBADNOTGOOD in arranging and playing cello, violin and trombone to the group’s Ghostface Killah collab Sour Soul and was one of just three Canadians selected to Red Bull Music Academy Paris.
River Tiber will play select shows through 2016, including Forecastle, Neon Desert, and a handful of dates supporting Kaytranada on his 99.9% tour.
2. No Talk
3. Acid Test
9. I’m a Stone
11. Green In Blue
05-24 Los Angeles, CA – Observatory North *
05-25 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre *
05-26 Orange County, CA – The Observatory *
05-27 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine *
* with Kaytranada