Last week, DJ Shadow revealed the track listing for his upcoming album, The Less You Know, The Better, and also dished out a new leak in “Stay The Course.” The track reminded us of the Shadow of old or, at least, the Shadow of about seven or eight years ago. He brought out the breaks-heavy funk for his rapper guests Talib Kweli and De La Soul’s Posdnuos, which demonstrated that yeah, he’s still got it.
Shadow has returned rather quickly with another leak that continues his progression forward into new sonic territory. “Warning Call” pairs him up with London’s Tom Vek, whose urgent vocals are right at home over the equally driving beat and post punk-leaning guitars and bass. It’s sounding like Shadow is really pulling out all the stops for The Less You Know, The Better, which is due out Sept. 27.
You can stream the track below.