First announced back in August, Atmosphere’s anticipated new album, Mi Vida Local, has finally arrived. The follow up to to 2016's Fishing Blues contains 12 tracks in total and features guest appearances from Cashinova, The Lioness, deM atlaS, & The Dynospectrum, the latter of which who appears on the song “Randy Marsh.”
According to their press release, “Mi Vida Local, reflects the ways in which the world — and their place in it — has changed. The idyllic domesticity of the past few records has morphed into anxiety over keeping loved ones safe during turbulent times. The easygoing collaboration between Ant and Slug has started to feel more like the life-or-death intimacy of two men trapped together on a lifeboat. At times, Mi Vida Local is a heavy album, ("I might be the last generation of grandparents," goes a key line from "Virgo"), but it's far from grim.”
“As the name implies, Mi Vida Local is intensely focused on the place it was created–the southside of Minneapolis–where Slug and Ant work tirelessly in their “beautiful basements”, refining their sound without interruption, save for a handful of Minneapolis friends that showed up to contribute. The album pairs complex subject matter with equally deep beats–ones that show a clear lineage back to the psychedelic funk landmarks from an earlier era where America was going through a post-utopian hangover, and prove that there won’t ever be a time where boom-bap beats don’t sound perfectly of the moment.”
Out now, fans can stream the new album from Ant & Slug in its entirety for free thanks to the good folks at Spotify. Project also available on iTunes.
5. Drown (ft. Cashinova, The Lioness & deM atlaS)
7. Earring (ft. Musab)
11. Randy Mosh (ft. The Dynospectrum)