Def Jux has announced that the long awaited follow up album from head honcho El-P, ‘I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead‘, has been slated for release on March 5, 2007. The highly-anticipated platter features collaborations with Trent Reznor (NIN), the Mars Volta, Aesop Rock, Mr. Dibbs and an appearance by Catpower’s Chan Marshall.
‘I’ll Sleep When Your Dead’ is the latest offering from this ground-breaking virtuoso and destined to once again set the bar higher for hip hop music and alternative music in general. It will no doubt be the perfect release to usher in what promises to be Definitive Jux’s biggest and best year ever.
From the mid 90’s when he impacted hip hop history with his seminal group Company Flow, to the late 90’s when he started indie rap behemoth Definitive Jux Records through till present day, El-P has continued to gain the respect and love of fans and critics alike.
Since the 2002 release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo effort ‘Fantastic Damage‘, El-P has been lending his considerable production skills to a variety of projects – from albums from Def Jux artists such as Cage and Mr. Lif, to remixes for Nine Inch Nails, Beck, TV on the Radio, Hot Hot Heat, Head Automatica, Ghostface Killah and more, to a collection of exclusives, remixes and b-sides (Collecting the Kid), a jazz album (High Water) and composing a celebrated film score (Bomb the System). But more than anything, he’s been busy crafting what is sure to be one of the most talked about albums of the new year.
The first single from the album, ‘Everything Must Go", was released this summer on the label’s much celebrated online retail store, The Pharmacy, and will soon be available as a limited clear plastic yellow 12" for all the vinyl junkies. The next single, "Flyentology", feat. Trent Reznor, will be released in January 07.
As part of the countdown, El-P is chronicling the last stages of production for the album on his personal blog, http://iswyd.blogspot.com Visited by both fans and critics for exclusive details and photos, the site has been receiving several thousand unique hits per day and climbing.