Busdriver – “Ministry Of The Torture Couch” (Feat. Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring)

Last week, the veteran L.A. abstract-rap motormouth Busdriver shared his new “More” video and announced that he’d be teaming up with Meredith Graves’ Honor Press imprint to release a new 7″. Today, he’s shared two tracks from Thumbs, an album he just released, and they have some intriguing collaborators. “Ministry Of The Torture Couch” features Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring, rapping in his Hemlock Ernst alter-ego, and anytime we get a chance to hear that dude rapping, it’s worth taking. The song is an explosive, all-over-the-place paranoiac sprint. The other track on the 7″ is way calmer and more bucolic. It’s called “Words To Run,” and it features Busdriver’s wordy underground-rap peer Milo, as well as Anderson .Paak, a singer who did great things on Dr. Dre’s Compton. Hear both songs below.

Thumbs is out now via Temporary Whatever/Alphapup. You can stream the whole thing here.