DJ Shadow Shares Two Tracks off Upcoming Album

By theajaysharma

(via stereogum):  "DJ Shadow hasn’t had a new record since 2006’s The Outsiders (or, for a lot of you, since 1996’s Entroducing …..)."  So true...  I get excited for every new release but I'm just going to have to accept the fact that there will never be another "Entroducing".  The new songs, "Def Surrounds Us" and "I've Been Trying" are available on for today only.  After that they will be sold as a digital single.

In other Shadow news, he's also stashing his new vinyl in random stores across the US and Europe in a distribution method he calls, "shop-placing".  "You go into a store, and leave your record in the racks to be discovered later. It's not about being cute, it's about passing the music along in the most unobtrusive way possible."  He continues,

"I'd rather give away free vinyl than a download, because to me, downloads are so impersonal and soulless. In 2010, it has become akin to sending your dad an e-card on his birthday; no personality, no class. And from an artistic point of view, I think it sends a negative message about the worth of the music."

His next album should arrive sometime next year.