John Frusciante Premieres New Album She Smiles Because She Presses the Button: Stream
Released via his electronic solo project Trickfinger
Despite rejoining the Red Hot Chili Peppers, guitarist John Frusciante has been steadily maintaining his electronic solo project Trickfinger. Under the moniker, he dropped his Look Down, See Us effort in April. Now, he’s back today with another new album in She Smiles Because She Presses the Button. Stream it in full below via Bandcamp.
His third overall as Trickfinger, the effort spans a total of six songs, including early offerings “Amb” and “Brise”. Here, Frusciante’s RHCP guitar licks take a backseat to ambient Balaeric and IDM, as well as driving techno and warm house. “The common thread through this quixotic journey are his trademark, timeless melodies,” reads a statement from his own record label Avenue 66.
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On Saturday May 23, Flea and John Frusciante took over Dublab Radio to share the music that inspired and shaped them as artists. – LISTEN BELOW
During the two-hour session broadcasted live from Frusciante’s house, the bandmates played a series of records and chatted about the “jams that got us going and impacted how we play our instruments.” The pair dive into their early history growing up in Los Angeles, Flea’s jazz origins, and formative punk and rock influences.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers were primed for a massive year before the coronavirus pandemic hit, having reunited with their long-time guitarist Frusciante after more than a ten year departure. The iconic Chili Peppers lineup would have performed their first live show at this year’s now-canceled Boston Calling as Sunday’s highly-anticipated headliner. Back in February, the band (minus drummer Chad Smith) got together for a private event, marking the first gig with Frusciante since the reunion. A new album is said to be in the works—following the band’s 2016 LP The Getaway.
Listen to Flea and Frusciante’s commentary during the DJ set and stream a fan-created playlist of the tracks they spun below.