TVotR’s Kyp Malone beomes the latest musician to go solo

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    So, I guess the big trend now is to abadon your high-profile indie act in favor of a solo album? Following in the wake of similar announcements by Interpol’s Paul Banks, Battles’ Tyondai Braxton, and The Raconteurs’ Brendan Benson and Jack White (maybe?), TV on the Radio‘s Kyp Malone has revealed plans for his own solo project.

    Under the name Rain Machine, Malone will release his debut LP this fall via ANTI-. According to the issued press release, the album has been in the works for nearly a decade before he ultimately teamed up with producer Ian Brennan and Lucinda Williams to record the finished product. No other specifics have been given as of yet, but Malone does describe the album as “a nearly full spectrum of frequencies audible to the human ear– a reflection of a variety of emotions and situations real and imagined, some rhythm and some rhyme,” which while we’re not really sure what that means, is something.

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