New Album From Kunzite’s Mike Stroud & Agustin White Out August 20 Via Lowly./Wilder

Kunzite just released “Lemon Swayze,” the summer-ready track from upcoming album Visuals, which was spotlighted on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music 1 show as a “World First” record. In addition to the new song, the duo — Mike Stroud (Ratatat) and Agustin White (Abuela) — announced the August 20 album release via Lowly. / Wilder Records.

“‘Lemon Swayze’ was created with the mission of bringing listeners to their feet, dancing in exaltation while on a crazy joyride,” note Kunzite. “The track’s title was inspired by a vision Agustin had of lemons as spaceships, induced by the consumption of a favorite cannabis strain, Lemon Cake.” The track was recorded between Stroud’s upstate New York barn studio and White’s Oregon dome-shaped studio — a place that resembles adobe dwelling like where Luke Skywalker grew up on Tatooine. Agustin stood in the middle of the dome and felt the channel of energy via the light coming in through and sang the first thing that came out of his mouth, which is what you hear on the final track today… including a nod to a Cyndi Lauper megahit.