Charlie Yin (aka Giraffage) took to social media yesterday to announce that he signed a record deal with L.A.’s Alpha Pup Records and will soon be releasing a free mixtape on that label. The San Francisco-based multi-instrumentalist and producer gave his fans a sneak peek at the new release, streaming the track “Thinking About You” via SoundCloud. Listen below:

Yin also confirmed that he is playing an official Noise Pop 21 pre-party on February 21st for the California Academy of Sciences’ NightLife series, with Angeleno Nosaj Thing headlining and DJ sets from Joaquin Bartra, Chad Salty, and Brogan Bentley. The theme of that evening’s NightLife is “Now that You’re 21, Let’s Talk Liquor” – it’s “an in-depth look at the origins behind the booze behind the bar, and the botany that goes into it.” So, that’s music, booze, and booze science. Got it?

Grab tickets to the NightLife show below, and if you’re lucky enough to be in Europe this year, you may have a chance to catch Giraffage in a far-off land, as Yin is touring on the other side of the Atlantic with XXYYXX, Blackbird Blackbird, Slow Magic, and Beat Culture.

Noise Pop 21 Pre-Party
Nosaj Thing, Giraffage, with DJ sets by Joaquin Bartra, Chad Salty, Brogan Bentley
NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences
February 21, 2013
6pm, $10-12