Wrapped in soul, blending poetry and polyrhythms, the music of Hiatus Kaiyote is in a lane all by itself. The Grammy¬¨√Ü-nominated four-piece band is set to return to stereos with their new album Choose Your Weapon. The album takes listeners on a journey through the group's self-created ecosystem, populated with songs each embodying its own mini-cinematic sonic soundscape. The album is the hotly anticipated follow-up to their celebrated 2013 debut album, Tawk Tomahawk. Choose Your Weapon was conceived on stages worldwide and honed in the studio by the band - Nai Palm (vocals/guitar), Paul Bender (bass), Perrin Moss (drums/percussion) and Simon Mavin (keyboards) - transforming the songs into exquisite pieces of music, pushing the boundaries of their comfort zone.
In addition to capturing the imagination of fans around the world with their innovative sound, Hiatus Kaiyote has also captured the attention of acclaimed musicians and media. Stereogum singled them out as a ''Band to Watch'', and Gilles Peterson (BBC Worldwide) named them Breakthrough Artist of 2013. Legendary producer/songwriter Salaam Remi handpicked Hiatus Kaiyote as the first signing for his Flying Buddha label. ''Everyone who has come in contact with our music has promoted it,'' says Nai Palm. ''Questlove, Erykah Badu, Pharrell and Prince have gone out of their way to plug the band. There's been so much support from the musician community.''