Last month, Brooklyn-based acid rap trio Flatbush Zombies announced that their debut full-length studio album, 3001: A Laced Odyssey, is due to drop March 11 on their own imprint, The Glorious Dead Records. Now, the Zombies have shared "Bounce," the first single off the forthcoming album.
"Bounce" is, as the title suggests, a bouncy track that fuses Beast Coast rap with the electronic-leaning elements of trap with the syrupy, organic sounds of softly-plucked guitars. The song features samples of experimental producer Bibio's "The Palm Of Your Wave," Consequence of Sound notes. Listen below.
3001 marks the group consisting of Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick "The Architect" Elliott's return from their two-year hiatus. It follows 2013's BetterOffDEAD and 2012's D.R.U.G.S. mixtapes as well as a number of singles and collaborations with other artists including the Underachievers, Joey Bad$$, Trash Talk and Skepta among others.
Despite scoring tons of high-profile support and a number of major festival gigs over the past few years, it's taken until now for them to release a full-length LP. If "Bounce" is any indication of what to expect from the album, fans are in store for 12 tracks of quintessential Flatbush Zombies.
The new track follows last month's "Glorious Thugs," the group's tribute to Notorious B.I.G. and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's seminal track "Notorious Thugs." As Pitchfork reports, that track will not appear on 3001. Listen below.
In March, the trio is embarking on a tour in support of the new album. Find dates and ticket information on the band's website here.
Check out the 3001: A Laced Odyssey tracklist below, via Stereogum:
01. The Odyssey
04. A Spike Lee Joint" Feat. Anthony Flammia
05. Fly Away
07. Smoke Break (Interlude)
09. Good Grief, Feat. Diamante
10. New Phone, Who Dis?
11. This Is It
12. Your Favorite Rap Song