Bassheads, rejoice! Bassnectar finally released his 10th studio album, Noise vs Beauty, through iTunes on Tuesday. Also, presale tickets for the album's supporting tour are currently available. Noise vs Beauty is comprised of 15 tracks that feature the signature textures of head-bang-inducing bass the California native is renowned for.

As an artist who constantly pushes the boundaries, Bassnectar’s penchant for aural experimentation is clearly exposed with this production. Listeners can pick up on elements of hip-hop and trap being incorporated into tracks like “N.O.W.” while also appreciating the euphoric and blissful sounds creating the foundation for singles like “You & Me.”

The NVSB Tour will be Bassnectar’s first and only US tour of 2014, spanning five weeks, 13 states, and 18 venues. Bassnectar is known not only for his unique sound, but also for his incredible live shows that combine stunning visuals with an unforgettably energetic auditory experience. With the fresh debut of his new album, you would be doing yourself a disservice by not attending one of his live performances this year.

As an artist, Bassnectar is also very much involved with his dedicated fan base. NVSB’s premiere was the perfect opportunity for Bassnectar to directly engage fans via Twitter by hosting an online listening party where he was able to reveal some of his personal thoughts pertaining to the sounds and production of this album.

He also used the listening party to give fans the inside scoop on some of his collaborations – at one point revealing that he never even got to meet Jenna Sousa, the female vocalist featured in “The Future.”

Although there are many artists who use Twitter as a tool for fan engagement, the concept of hosting a listening party via “a giant communal digital living room” certainly makes Bassnectar come across as a more relatable individual to countless fans.

Bassnectar has uploaded the full album stream to his SoundCloud. Give the album a listen below.

Catch Bassnectar on his NVSB tour by purchasing tickets on his website: http://www.bassnectar.net/.

Purchase Noise vs Beauty: iTunes

Written by Anita Obasi

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