Last month, ET Anderson alluded to new, exciting ventures around the bend, and this week we found out what he was referring to — the project’s founder Tyler Morris and Brett Nash of Secret Guest have joined forces to present APT, which Nash described on social media as an “all encompassing entity,” or, as Morris put it: “a platform where we aim to put out great music, curate artists and events, and bring together musicians that span across the board together for a very special series to collaborate and make only the most APT music.”
APT’s first release is Dry Jest, the forthcoming album from Secret Guest — officially out on Fri. Sept. 1 (that’s in 44 days — not that we’re counting). Dry Jest is the full-length follow-up to double-LP releases Goodnight Nothing and Joker City, both of which were dropped on Sept. 11, 2015. (The band also released the five-track collection PGhosts (Goodnight Nothing sessions) last year.)
Yesterday’s announcement also had fans buzzing particularly from the release of the video for “No Buzz,” the first single off of Dry Jest and a song fans who’ve frequented the band’s live shows are familiar with. The video contains candid shots of members through a seemingly vintage 1970s, home-recording lens and was created by the band’s bassist, Dorian Warneck and his brand new broadcasting and media production venture, Person People.
You can pre-order Dry Jest now on Bandcamp digitally ($5) and on 12-inch transparent vinyl ($17) or cassette ($5).
The album was recorded and mixed at Seaboard Recording in Columbia by Chris Wenner. The cover art is by Band of Horses’ Creighton Barrett.
Check out “No Buzz” in video form above, and you can preorder the album/get the digital download for the single here.