TV On The Radio singer and guitarist Kyp Malone is to release a solo album under the name Rain Machine this autumn. Malone is working with Lucinda Williams producer Ian Brennan on the album, which will be released on Anti-Records in the U.S., home to Tom Waits, The Frames, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Neko Case and DeVotchka.
Malone admitted in a press release that the decision to go solo was because of the 'particular freedom that going it alone afforded'. He has been playing solo since first moving to New York in 2000, under the name Black Lights and then under his own name, before deciding on the name Rain Machine, because it looked good on T-Shirts and fliers.
Malone describes the record as 'a nearly full spectrum on frequencies audible to the human ear – a reflection of a variety of emotions and situations real and imagined, some rhythm and some rhyme'. Now, whatever the bleedin' hell that means, lets just hope it's as good as his main band's last effort, 'Dear Science'.