No Surrender to Release Medicine Babies (June 16, 2011, ZerOKilled Music)
Pitchfork Premieres MP3 of “Silver Hall” ft. Tunde Adembipe of TV on the Radio
“Your new favorite shit.”–Vice Magazine
“Just remember that Medicine Babies is the name of the album dropping…and it’s gonna be dope.”– RCRD LBL
No stranger to the New York underground scene, No Surrender is gearing up to release their intricate sophomore effort Medicine Babies (June 16th, 2011, ZerOKilled Music). Blending hip-hop, electro, soul, synth-pop, and indie-rock, No Surrender’s spanning sound is genre-bending . Produced by former Tricky muse singer Costanza Francavilla and European production team Radioclit (Santigold, M.I.A The Very Best), Medicine Babies will be featuring several guests including TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe.
No Surrender’s members, Seraphim, Steeples, and Gnomad, banded together during the 90s, co-hosting the famous Revenge of The Muse parties at venues such as Brownies, CBGB’s Gallery, and Baby Jupiter, before Guiliani’s New York took its stronghold. Sharing the stage with Mike Ladd, Antipop Consortium, Stiffed (Santigold’s former band), and Apollo Heights, they proved to be a New York staple.
After self-releasing their critically lauded debut, White Power Black Magic, No Surrender was put on hold- due to good news. Eddie Steeples became a permanent cast member on NBC’s My Name Is Earl, playing Darnell/Crabman. Shelving unfinished tracks they began working on, Seraphim participated in different projects (including guesting on tracks for Evil Nine and Infesticons) until Steeples finished filming. Picking up right where they left off, but adding years of experience and influences, No Surrender took on producer Costanza Francavilla to finish Medicine Babies in the ZerOKilled studio in Brooklyn.
Check out the Pitchfork premiere of “Silver Hall”,which features Tunde Adembipe of TV on the Radio, and production by Radioclit.The premiere also includes the fantastic video for “Godda Get It”, both available for posting. Medicine Babies’ first single, “Godda Get It” premiered last year, and also features production by Radioclit. The track, which RCRD LBL called “a groping, grimy jam sticky with parking-lot feedback, Rick James-esque yelps, and fuzzy synths,” is also free for you to listen, post, and share.