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Hiatus Kaiyote
Mood Valiant
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Release Date
June 25, 2021
  • Vinyl 1×LP, Limited Coloured


    Glow in the dark vinyl

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    • Gatefold sleeve with matte varnish + silver foil + red foil + emboss finish.
    • 8 page booklet featuring lyrics and photographs
    • 5 x Polaroid images of the band
    • Glow in the dark scratch n sniff sticker sheet
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  • Vinyl 1×LP, Coloured Vinyl


    Red in black inkspot vinyl

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    • Indie store edition
    • 8 page booklet featuring lyrics and photographs
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  • Vinyl 1×LP

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    • 8 page booklet featuring lyrics and photographs
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  • CD

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    • 300gsm colour printed whiteboard softpack
    • 12 page booklet featuring lyrics and photographs

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Born from consecutive touring after the runaway success of 2015’s Choose Your Weapon and their many sample credits on works by hip-hop royalty (The Carters, Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, to name a few), Hiatus Kaiyote’s third LP Mood Valiant is a release twinged with change and loss — not least because of COVID-19’s impact on their live schedule. Early in the writing process, guitarist and vocalist Nai Palm was diagnosed with breast cancer, and upon healing from a life-saving mastectomy, illuminated her lyricism anew.

The perspective of ‘And We Go Gentle’ is one of someone approaching death’s door, seeking answers about what lies beyond, belied by Kaiyote’s signature swagger of funk-soul fusion. ‘All The Words We Don’t Say’ similarly contains some emotive sleight of hand, a crumbling world of life’s regrets coated in a furious progressive jazz punch. Cult Brazilian composer and bandleader Arthur Verocai opens up a whole new dimension of textures for the group on ‘Get Sun’ and ‘Stone Or Lavender’, adorning their electric energy with a touch of orchestral string section class.

Mood Valiant is an appropriate title for a group — and indeed, a whole planet — facing unforeseeably altered realities. It’s a triumphant cry in the dark: we will live to funk another day.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Flight Of The Tiger Lily Hiatus Kaiyote 0:35 Buy

    Flight Of The Tiger Lily

  2. 2 Sip Into Something Soft Hiatus Kaiyote 1:42 Buy

    Sip Into Something Soft

  3. 3 Chivalry Is Not Dead Hiatus Kaiyote 3:26 Buy

    Chivalry Is Not Dead

  4. 4 And We Go Gentle Hiatus Kaiyote 3:23 Buy

    And We Go Gentle

  5. 5 Get Sun Hiatus Kaiyote featuring Arthur Verocai 5:37 Buy
  6. 6 All The Words We Don't Say Hiatus Kaiyote 5:06 Buy

    All The Words We Don't Say

  7. 7 Hush Rattle Hiatus Kaiyote 0:41 Buy
  8. 8 Rose Water Hiatus Kaiyote 3:59 Buy
  9. 9 Red Room Hiatus Kaiyote 3:52 Buy
  10. 10 Sparkle Tape Break Up Hiatus Kaiyote 5:15 Buy

    Sparkle Tape Break Up

  11. 11 Stone Or Lavender Hiatus Kaiyote 5:29 Buy

    Stone Or Lavender

  12. 12 Blood And Marrow Hiatus Kaiyote 3:29 Buy

    Blood And Marrow

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