This Week’s Best Single: Stateless’ Assassinations

Stateless: "Assassinations"Stateless: Assassinations (Ninja Tune, 2/15/11)

Stateless: “Assassinations”

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Today marks the release of British band Stateless‘ second single from its upcoming album Matilda, titled Assassinations. The single features the album version of “Assassinations,” along with remixes by Om Unit and Falty DL.

The track displays Stateless’ sonic range, which runs from synth- and reverb-heavy electro rock to more down-tempo soulful R&B grooving. Vocalist Chris James‘ dynamic, chameleonic voice rides each different rhythm with relative ease.

Matilda, out March 1, is Stateless’ second full-length and its first album on Ninja Tune. It features contributions from The Balanescu Quartet, DJ Shadow, and My Brightest Diamond, plus production work by Bj√∂rk producer Damian Taylor.

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