Stream Big Black Delta's Pulsating Debut Album

Jonathan Bates' one-man band drops self-titled effort on April 30 via Masters of Bates

Big Black Delta
Big Black Delta
Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Before Jonathan Bates adopted his current moniker Big Black Delta, the Venezuelan native fronted Los Angeles lo-fi outfit Mellowdrone and banked time as a member of M83's touring band. Judging from the synth propulsion that fuels Big Black Delta's upcoming self-titled debut album (out April 30), Bates carefully studied Anthony Gonzalez's "head in the clouds, heart in the Reagan years" modus operandi — '80s-enriched bombast, pulsating electro-buzz, vocoder wizadry, and teen-soap song titles (see "Huggin & Kissin") abound. Stream the entire 13-track opus here.

  • Big Black Delta — Put The Gun On The Floor
  • Big Black Delta — Side Of The Road
  • Big Black Delta — Huggin & Kissin
  • Big Black Delta — Capsize
  • Big Black Delta — Money Rain Down
  • Big Black Delta — Betamax
  • Big Black Delta — The Zebrah
  • Big Black Delta — IFUCKINGLOVEYOU
  • Big Black Delta — x22
  • Big Black Delta — Dreary Moon
  • Big Black Delta — PB3
  • Big Black Delta — Into The Night
  • Big Black Delta — Love You This Summer

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