The NYC native's NS-17 is the first Novel Sound release from an artist other than Vincent.
It's the first record on Novel Sound that hasn't been produced by label founder Levon Vincent, who teased the release in 2016. The pair are longtime friends, and worked together at Halcyon Records' original Brooklyn location. "Eric provided a sofa to me often throughout my 20s and vice-versa, we both cared about music above all else—we lived and breathed music—and we helped each other survive when we were penniless," Vincent says. "If one was up, so was the other."
Vincent adds: "Eric and I were roommates, friends, we looked out for each other in a rough city with tough rules. Every time one of us got a job at a restaurant or record shop, within weeks we would have the other working there too. We did that for a decade. We slang records for years at Halcyon—a shop on Smith Street which had a portrait of Stevie Wonder painted on the facade—and we threw parties all around Brooklyn back then too. Every shitty bar that would have us. We were a dope team. He's the only person who has ever touched the third rail on a subway and survived too! True story."
Listen to clips of the album via the Rubadub website.
A1 Drone Y Besa
B1 All The Things
C1 Symphony at Dawn
C2 Bring You
D1 We Have Power
Novel Sound will release NS-17 soon.