Tender Meat “Something Safari”
Outside of a track on the 2011 Moon Glyph sampler, we haven’t heard new studio material from Tender Meat since they recorded and released their 2010 Heliotrope set on a great Moon Glyph cassette Live at the Ritz (Ritz on the Fritz) last year. Luckily that has changed with the song “Something Safari” on the groups new (at least to me) Bandcamp page. The good news is the song continues the groups adventurous electronic noodling, with a slight tropical twist added to the flavor. While their live tape was more jazzy, their previous release It’s a Tender World contained the almost instrumental hip hop sound that flavors “Something Safari,” which melds the propulsive drumming and the synth and sample tomfoolery that makes the group so good. The best news on the Bandcamp page is the statement “Just the flavor of things to come,” so hopefully that means the group will be dropping another full length in the very near future.