John Roberts has been releasing quality records for more than five years now, but it's hard not to see Fences—his sophomore LP and one of XLR8R's top releases of 2013—as a new high-water mark for the New York City producer. Given that, the news that he'll soon be issuing a new EP for Dial, his longtime label home, is very welcome indeed.
Slated to arrive on May 12, the three-track Ausio EP is said to incorporate Roberts' penchant for acoustical research and experimentation. The a-side is described as an "enchanting floorsmasher," while the two cuts on the flip are said to be "soulful groovers" that encapsulate the "classic John Roberts sound." We'll have to wait until May to find out, but in the meantime, the artwork and tracklist have been made available, and can be viewed below.