It’s been too long since gritty future-bluesman King Krule, a.k.a. London wunderkind Archy Marshall, has sandpapered our ears with his marble-mouthed yawp. The wait for his first new material since 2013’s 6 Feet Underneath the Moon (not counting the mixtape he released last year, City Rivims Mk1, as part of South London collective Sub Luna City), however, ends on December 10. With his brother Jack, Marshall — who goes by his birth name now — will publish A New Place 2 Drown, a 208-page book of photos, original artwork, and poems about the duo’s creative process.
Marshall has also penned a 37-minute soundtrack to accompany the print release (via True Panther Sounds/XL Recordings); though the 12-track list won’t be revealed until its release date, you can stream the first three songs and pre-order the coffee table tome here. That’s the artwork below.
And last but not least, filmmaker Will Robson-Scott has directed a ten-minute documentary about the brothers to accompany the text and music. Watch the trailer here.