Terrible Records, the label that Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor co-founded, is coming up in the world. As Billboard reports, it has a new joint venture going with XL Recordings, and now the label has signed its first rapper: The New York iconoclast Le1f, whose Fly Zone and Tree House tapes both earned the Mixtape Of The Week distinction last year. This is a very good call on the part of Terrible and XL, because that dude can rap, and because he’s got a theatrical flair that most rappers would be too scared to ever attempt. Le1f’s working on an album now, but before that, he’ll release the new EP Hey, which includes production from past Le1f collaborators Boody, Harry B, Owwwls, and Matrixxman. First single “Boom” is a sharp, streamlined take on Le1f’s clubby, snarling aesthetic, and you can hear it and check out the tracklist below.
Hey is out 3/11 on Terrible/XL.