Next Thursday -- June 17 -- we will have the distinct honor of having San Diego's Rafter Roberts perform at our next SoundDiego LIVE event, which is being held at BarBasic in the East Village.
Supporting his latest effort, Animal Feelings, Roberts is a prolific, creative powerhouse with a music career spanning from acclaimed artist to über producer (Fiery Furnaces/Hot Snakes/Sufjan Stevens) to co-owner of Singing Serpent (a recording studio specializing in commercial production).
Animal Feelings, Rafter's third release on Asthmatic Kitty Records, is "a kaleidoscopic fountain of color and beats and joy," according to his independent label. "It's smart, beautifully produced pop and R&B jams as seen through the lens of a man with a deep well of experimental and noise chops."
I wholeheartedly agree and will add that it's an indie-pop masterpiece that will get any cool kid dancing to its infectious beats. To sample/download Rafter's music, visit the Asthmatic Kitty website. After strapping on your dancing kicks, I recommend checking out "Paper" (not safe for work) and the '80s-inspired "Fruit" remix.