Burial – “Truant” & “Rough Sleeper”
Many commenters were surprised and upset that we didn’t include Burial’s fantastic Kindred EP in our list of the Top 5 EPs Of 2012, and I want you all to know: I voted for it! Alas my vote was not enough. Maybe this will help make it up to you, though: two new tracks from Burial, “Truant” and “Rough Sleeper,” the A and B sides from Burial’s new One/Two single. While it’s not technically an EP, the two tracks combined add up to nearly 25 minutes of new music from the British producer, which is more than most EPs anyway, and it’s sneaking in just before New Year’s, so I’m saying it now: Burial was robbed twice this year. Damn you, Stereogum! The rest of you: Join me in streaming both new tracks in full right now.
The “Truant/Rough Sleeper” (aka One/Two) 12″ is out 12/17 via Hypedub. Cop it here.