NEW ALBUM FROM INTERNATIONALLY BEST-SELLING FAT FREDDY’S DROP NOW STREAMING AT PANDORA

BAYS OUT OCTOBER 23 VIA THE DROP

“Take the swagger of Jamaican dub, throw in a little Memphis soul and send it halfway down the globe, and what comes back? The band Fat Freddy’s Drop.” —NPR “All Things Considered”

“Fat Freddy’s Drop are the epitome of old school cool.” —The Guardian

Pandora is premiering BAYS, the new record from Wellington, New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop, with an exclusive album stream; listen at http://pdora.co/1Nmkmvt.

The fourth studio album from the internationally best-selling dub/reggae/r&b/soul/rock group, BAYS is out October 23 digitally and October 30 on CD and vinyl via The Drop in the U.S.

Following the worldwide success of their 2013 release Blackbird, which has sold over 200,000 copies internationally to date, the seven-piece group recorded the new LP at their own BAYS Studio (from which the album gets its name), a former HMV vinyl pressing plant in Kilbirnie, Wellington. Having historically road-tested tracks extensively before recording them, this is the first Fat Freddy’s Drop record to be entirely conceived and written in the studio. “It’s been a more creative process writing this album in the studio rather than recording songs which have been well road-tested,” notes vocalist Joe Dukie.

Fat Freddy’s Drop has established a strong international presence since their 2001 full length live debut, Live at the Matterhorn. The group has sold out London’s 10,000-capacity Alexandra Palace, performed at prestigious festivals including Glastonbury, Pukkelpop and Roskilde and recently headlined three nights at the famed Sydney Opera House. They have performed over 800 shows worldwide and won eleven New Zealand Music Awards.

For more information, please contact please contact Joe Cohen or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

BAYS TRACK LIST
1. Wairunga Blues
2. Slings & Arrows
3. 10 Feet Tall
4. Wheels
5. Razor
6. Makkan
7. Fish in the Sea
8. Cortina Motors
9. Novak