Nick Zammuto is getting ready to release Anchor, the second album of his post-Books solo career. We already heard the bloopy breeziness of “Great Equator,” and now he’s released a very different offering, “Hegemony.” The new one features hard-hitting live percussion before shifting into a crunchy guitar solo to close things out. It’s a far cry from the sample-filled folk music of early releases by the Books, but it also feels like a direction Zammuto has been heading in for years. Listen to it over on NPR.
Anchor is out 9/2 on Temporary Residence.