Matt Berry, who you may know from What We Do in the Shadows and Toast of London, is also an insanely talented musician whose songs traffic in baroque psychedelia, folk, exotica, jazz, and prog. (If you've watched Toast of London, you've heard his music.) He's just announced his 11th album, which is titled The Blue Elephant and will be out May 14 via Acid Jazz.
Where 2020's terrific Phantom Birds found him in '70s singer-songwriter mode (with great pedal steel via BJ Cole), The Blue Elephant heads deep into freakbeat psychedelic territory. Matt played everything on the record except for the drums, which were handled by Craig Blundell who's played on Matt's last few albums (as well as records by Steven Wilson and others). The first single is "Aboard," which grooves in the same universe as Scott Walker and Serge Gainsbourg. Check it out below.