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Rain Machine is the solo project of Kyp Malone, also a member of TV on the Radio and Iran. However, Malone's solo work dates farther back than his contributions to either of those groups: he began recording and performing on his own when he moved to New York City in 2000, originally working under the name "Black Lights". After being alerted by a Texas band using the same name, he switched to the Rain Machine moniker. Malone signed to Anti- Records in summer 2009; the label released Rain Machine's self-titled debut, which incorporated jazz and bluegrass elements into funky, driving rock, that fall.