SPIN’s 50 Best Albums of 2013, 50 Best Songs of 2013, and, yes, 20 Best Dance Albums of 2013 are all in already, but year-end closure has never stopped Burial before. Now the reclusive London producer has released a new EP a few days ahead of its scheduled December 16 release date — buy it from Hyperdub or stream all three tracks below. Titled Rival Dealer, the 28-minute set consists of the jungle-storming title track, spectral R&B “Hiders,” and grandly lurching “Come Down to Us”; on early listens, all are spacious and entrancing. Available digitally for now, the EP is set to arrive on 180-gram 12-inch vinyl and jewel-case CD, plus as a digital download. Rival Dealers follows last year’s “Truant”/”Rough Sleeper” single and three-track Kindred EP.
“Come Down To Us”