KUNZITE Share Psychedelic New Single ‘FROSTY’

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KUNZITE Share Psychedelic New Single 'FROSTY'



Today, KUNZITE share their psychedelic & electronic-fueled single ‘FROSTY‘, alongside the announcement of their new album VISUALS out this winter via Lowly. / Wilder Records. The project of New York-based Mike Stroud (RATATAT) and Hawaii & Oregon-based Agustin White, the new track follows its explosive instrumental buildup with an infectious and breezy groove, the soundtrack to a perfect sunset after a long hazy summer’s day. ‘FROSTY’ follows previous singles ‘JUPITER‘, ‘SATURN‘ and ‘NOVAS‘, inviting listeners on another journey around the cosmos.

The visual for ‘FROSTY’ was filmed in Venice Beach, CA, befitting the warm, sunny vibe of the track and features local female surfers and skaters including members from the all female-identifying crew GRLSWIRL. On the Priest Fontaine-directed visuals, White details; ”FROSTY’ always felt like it flowed with surfing and skating… It’s all about grabbing your board or wheels and just having fun. All of the athletes featured in the video were super supportive and encouraging of one another. You see their different skills on display throughout the video, including roller skaters who have made such a big comeback over the last few years yet, for Black Culture, it’s always been there. The roots of roller skating lie within the Black community and we wanted to honour that.’

The movements of KUNZITE’s Stroud and White have seen them orbiting around each other, occasionally crossing paths yet consistently admiring each other’s work. The pair traversed the globe separately with their different projects and personal adventures — Mike touring with his band Ratatat and Agustin on a spiritual journey exploring yoga, meditation and psychedelics — while looking to one day do something together. The formation of KUNZITE saw them finally able to merge their minds and mission, with a sound that blends psychedelia with electronic, beat-heavy production and live instrumentation.

Many of the new tracks started while at Agustin’s stripped back studio in Hawaii, inspired by the island vibes, and were finished at Mike’s barn studio in upstate New York. VISUALS features a variety of instrumentation found in their studios including acoustic, electric and lap steel guitars, organ, synthesizers and the charango. Look for more details on KUNZITE’s VISUALS soon.


Praise for KUNZITE

‘Surreal moments such as now are best soothed with energetic psychedelia, and KUNZITE has the interstellar inspiration your cooped-up cells crave.’
– Billboard

‘Another classic from KUNZITE, featuring the trademark songwriting style we first became accustomed to with Ratatat’
– Magnetic Magazine

‘A soaring, psychedelic jam’
– Dancing Astronaut


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