Ilan Rubin, musical mastermind behind the one-man outfit, The New Regime, has announced thatExhibit A, will be released worldwide on May 7th, 2013. Exhibit A will be The New Regime's third release,and is the first installment of Rubin's Exhibits series, where he will be releasing new EP's as a series of "Exhibits" over time. Preview Exhibit A here:http://bit.ly/10wmd60. Most recently in the news for rejoining Nine Inch Nails on drums for their upcoming world tour, and drumming on Paramore's Self-Titled album, set to release on April 9th, 2013, Ilan is excited to announce what he personally has been working on for quite some time.
The modern age of music is dictating a new approach to releasing material. Gone are the days of reliance on formal singles and/or albums, and in their place waits a space of creative freedom for artists. Ilan Rubin never fit traditional molds anyway. Despite the energy and enjoyment of playing with artists like Nine Inch Nails, Angels & Airwaves, and Paramore, Rubin felt the urge to do more and was always at work creating his own music, his own sound, his own vision - The New Regime.
Beginning in 2007, he spent every spare moment writing, arranging and performing his own songs. Every instrument, every note of The New Regime is played and/or sung by him. With two albums under his belt - Coup and Speak Through the White Noise - Rubin decided to take a different approach with his most recent crop of creative outpouring.
On the Exhibits series, Rubin explains, "When it came time for a third release, I had enough material for almost two full-lengths. But, unlike my first two albums, these songs weren't written with a definitive vision in mind. I realized that this broader spectrum of ideas was an exciting thing - I could release the music as a series of EPs. I call them 'Exhibits' - a collection that I can and will constantly be adding to."
The first in the series - Exhibit A - is an exploration of dynamics. Its eight songs are a mix of organic sounds and electronics. "With Exhibit A, I wanted to continue to push my songwriting in multiple directions, while keeping songs direct and concise," says Rubin, "I always like to keep music moving in various directions and have the listener guessing for what's next. Sonically, the material on 'Exhibit A' lent itself to both very organic sounds as well as quite a bit of electronics, which I'd say resulted in a pretty unique body of work."