Imaad Wasif is keeping himself busy

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    Los Angeles-based songwriter Imaad Wasif, who has logged time with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs (that’s him on guitar in It’s Blitz’s dramatic closer, “Little Shadow”) and Lou Barlow’s Folk Implosion, is set to release a follow up to his 2006 self-titled debut on Kill Rock Stars. It’s called The Voidist, is recorded with his band Two Part Beast, and features Dale Crover of The Melvins and Chad Bamford of Weezer.

    Following The Voidist a few months later is another album recorded by Wasif and Two Part Beast. Actually, it’s already been released. I’ll explain: he got it out in March of last year on his own, but has since signed to Tee Pee Records, a New York-based label that plans to re-release it in 2010 (they’re releasing The Voidist on October 13). Advance word says Strange Hexes is apparently not just a mere continuation of the debut’s psychedelia, but a refined stretch into other directions.

    That’s not all Wasif is busy with, however. As if Spike Jonze’s Dave Eggers-scripted adaptation of Maurice Sendek’s Where the Wild Things Are couldn’t get any friggin’ indier, the results of a musical collaboration between Wasif, Karen O, Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox, and The Raconteurs’ “Little” Jack Lawrence will serve as parts of the film’s score. Will this produce a mess of egos or a brilliant meeting of exciting new minds? Lord knows, but it’ll be fun to find out.


    The Voidist Tracklist:
    01. Redeemer
    02. Priestess
    03. Fangs
    04. Widow Wing
    05. Our Skulls
    06. Return to You
    07. The Hand of the Imposter
    08. Daughter of Fire
    09. Her Sorcery
    10. Another
    11. Razorlike