Open Mike Eagle Shares Video For “I’ll Fight You” And ‘Component System With The Auto Reverse’
Component System With The Auto Reverse due October 7th via auto Reverse Records
Following the announcement of his forthcoming project, a tape called Component System with the Auto Reverse, arriving on October 7th via his own Auto Reverse Records, Open Mike Eagle shares a new video for the lead single “i’ll fight you.” The track is produced by Diamond D of the Diggin’ in the Crates Crew, whose beats and raps according to Mike have inspired him his “whole ass life,” and the visual sees Mike with a stereo over his head in attendance at a funeral for various analog audio electronics. Component System with the Auto Reverse follows his previously released collaborative single with R.A.P. Fererria, Still Rift and Video Dave, “Multi-Game Arcade Cabinet,” and his late 2021 single “Burner Account” featuring Armand Hammer, which also appear on the project.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the visual, Mike says “A home movie of a funeral celebrating the life and death of 1997. There’s a lot of grief and anger about what was lost. Solitary non-acceptance of the temporary.”
On Component System with the Auto Reverse, Open Mike Eagle manipulates time like Dr. Strange. His eighth solo LP is grounded in our dystopian present but structured with the magical randomness of cassette mixtapes he made recording college rap radio shows in the late ’90s. Eagle made CSWTAR in this spirit with actual commercials and radio interviews from his old mixtapes spliced in to connect the dots. Part solo album and spiritual mixtape, part green room cipher, and part showcase for Eagle’s Auto Reverse Records, CSWTAR recontextualizes his place among his peers scored by crashing doom-filled hard rock flips from Madlib, Diamond D’s thumping jazz-inflected boom-bap, twisted cartoon-sampled suites via Quelle Chris, and more progressive production.
Watch “i’ll fight you” above, see full album details below and stay tuned for more from Open Mike Eagle coming soon.
Component System with the Auto Reverse PRE-SAVE/ORDER: https://orchard.co/cswtar
Upcoming Live Dates
- 8/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theatre w/ AJJ and Why?
- 10/1 – Ontario, CA @ THOP Fest w/ Reason, The Far Side
- 10/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ Dessa
- 10/23 – Des Moines, IA @ XBK w/ Dessa
- 10/25 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre w/ Dessa
- 10/26 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Dessa
Open Mike Eagle Component System with the Auto Reverse / October 7, 2022 / Auto Reverse Records
- 1. the song with the secret name (prod. by child actor)
- 2. tdk scribbled intro (prod. by kuest1)
- 3. 79th and stony island (prod. by quelle chris)
- 4. i’ll fight you (prod. by diamond d)
- 5. circuit city (feat. video dave & still rift) (prod. by madlib)
- 6. I retired then I changed my mind (prod. by child actor)
- 7. burner account feat. armand hammer (prod. by quelle chris)
- 8. for DOOM (prod. by illingsworth)
- 9. crenshaw and homeland (prod. by diamond d)
- 10. multi-game arcade cabinet (feat. r.a.p ferreira, still rift & video dave) (prod. by illingsworth)
- 11. credits interlude (feat. serengeti) (prod. by illingsworth)
- 12. peak lockdown raps (prod. by child actor)
- 13. kites (feat. video dave and still rift) (prod. by kuest1)
- 14. cd only [bonus track] (feat. aesop rock & diamond d) (prod. diamond d)