We are excited to present some new tuneage to you today from a brand-new Oakland-based collective named Dollops, who were kind enough to send us a very courteous message the other day that was packing some very inviting music.
Their homie BOATS is a multi-instrumentalist in the collective that has gone through a few name changes but is gaining a reputation within Oakland’s beat scene. We can see why — his debut release Bleaving is a solid piece of work that is chock-full of understated soul and grooves that stretch for lightyears. We could probably come up with our own description of the heady collection, but we’ll concede that Dollops did a good job at summing it up: “the perfect soundtrack for a trek to the stars in any candy painted space whip!” Not everyone has a candy painted space whip, but that day, my friends, is coming closer and closer.
Get the full album from Dollops’ Bandcamp or Soundcloud. The Bandcamp release is free until April 5th, but Dollops promises to include a .zip link for those that don’t make it on time. That’s still no excuse not to pick this one up right away!
BONUS: Dave Reep (Elephant&Castle) has previously done a collabo with BOATS and made this video for his favorite cut from Bleaving.