Today, it was announced that 37d03d (pronounced “people”), the experiment-based label founded by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, alongside Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National, signed the Indianapolis hip-hop group 81355 (pronounced “bless”).
The group is a meeting of the minds from three fixtures of the Indianapolis music scene. “Tidal Wave” instantaneously exemplifies just what this means. An energetic track infused equally by 70s electronic music as it is by the conscious rap of today, “Tidal Wave” sets the tone of what we can expect from 81355 moving forward. In a statement about the band released with their signing, 81355 shares what each member brings to the table and the process of creating their debut single. “Reflecting on Black struggle in the pandemic-ridden and democracy faltering landscape of 2020, each member arrived from a synchronistic space, and the recording process ended up being largely intuitive.”