Solid State

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Solid State
Solid State album cover
Artist: Jonathan Coulton
Tracks: 17
Release date: April 28, 2017

Solid State is Jonathan Coulton's latest studio album, released on April 28, 2017. According to Coulton, the album "has a bit of a concept behind it," with a "character that you follow throughout his life."[1] A comic book is available as a companion to the album, in collaboration with Matt Fraction. [2]

History

In 2015, during JoCo Cruise 5, Jonathan Coulton disclosed that he had been working on a new album and played early recordings of two tracks, including All This Time and Don't Feed the Trolls.

In 2016, during JoCo Cruise 6, Coulton announced that "the music was done" for the new album, saying he was "hopeful that [fans] will be able to hear it very soon."[3] During the cruise, he performed four tracks from the album: Brave[3], Square Things[1], All This Time[4], and Your Tattoo[5].

In 2017, during JoCoCruise 7, Coulton debuted two more tracks from the album, Pictures of Cats and Ordinary Man. This was also the first live performance of Don't Feed the Trolls, although he'd played a recording of the song on JoCo Cruise 5.

Availability

As of April 28, 2017, Solid State is available for streaming on SoundCloud (free to listen) posted by the account SuperEgoRecords. It's also available for purchase on iTunes, and physical copies are for sale at Coulton's website.

Additional tracks are included on the Solid State EP which was included in the USB card of the Solid State Deluxe Bundle. A hidden bonus track is available on the Tiny State EP.

Track Listing

  1. Wake Up
  2. All This Time
  3. Solid State
  4. Brave
  5. Square Things
  6. Pictures of Cats
  7. Ordinary Man
  8. Robots.Txt
  9. Don't Feed the Trolls
  10. Your Tattoo
  11. Ball and Chain
  12. Sunshine
  13. Solid State (Reprise)
  14. Pulled Down the Stars
  15. All to Myself, Pt. 1
  16. All to Myself, Pt. 2
  17. There You Are

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Square Things (World Premier) - Jonathan Coulton - JoCo Cruise 2016 (video via Thalandor46)
  2. https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/04/what-would-the-emoji-pocalypse-look-like-jonathan.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 Brave (World Premier) - Jonathan Coulton - JoCo Cruise 2016 (video via Thalandor46)
  4. All This Time - Jonathan Coulton - JoCo Cruise 2016 (video via Thalandor46)
  5. Your Tatoo (World Premier) - Jonathan Coulton - JoCo Cruise 2016 (video via Thalandor46)
Solid State
1. Wake Up · 2. All This Time · 3. Solid State · 4. Brave · 5. Square Things · 6. Pictures of Cats · 7. Ordinary Man · 8. Robots.Txt · 9. Don't Feed the Trolls · 10. Your Tattoo · 11. Ball and Chain · 12. Sunshine · 13. Solid State (Reprise) · 14. Pulled Down the Stars · 15. All to Myself, Pt. 1 · 16. All to Myself, Pt. 2 · 17. There You Are