The San Franciscan's third studio album will see release through Circus Company in June.
Dave Aju has announced details of his latest LP, Black Frames.
The album completes a trio of full-length releases for the San Franciscan, which will be handled once again by long-term affiliates Circus Company. Charting two major shifts in Aju's life—splitting up with his girlfriend and moving away from his beloved hometown—the project is imbued with an acute sense of self-reflection, conveyed via the former MC's poignant lyrics. Love ("Psylica"), race ("Race On Haight") and politics ("Law") all crop up, supported by a heady melting pot of house, hip-hop and soul. According to the press release, Aju "also tips his hat to 60s psych rock, early 70s fusion, and the soft undertones of blues." Fellow San Franciscan Qzen and Chicago's DJ Tyrel Williams both put in appearances, contributing to "Psylica" and "Nobody Knows" respectively.
01. Race On Haight
02. Nu Threads
03. Clean St
04. Nobody Knows
05. Vins Noirs
08. Bee's Birth
09. When We Drift
Circus Company will release Black Frames on June 16th, 2014.