Niteppl has been on a bit of hiatus this past year. After releasing 3 albums under the moniker, Alton San Giovanni decided to experiment and expand. Between joining the tour roster for Low Roar, co-writing with Poolside and launching his folk project Elwood Mercy, San Giovanni has been ever busy even with Niteppl dormant. But all behemoths have to wake eventually. The San Francisco multi-instrumentalist and producer is back with "Cruel". Complete with his own vocal work, the track walks a fine edge between nu-disco and indie that feels like a culmination of Niteppl's signature sounds rolled into something new.