4/30/2015

Purity Ring Interview


PURITY RING INTERVIEW
By Alexander Laurence

Three years ago, Purity Ring released their first album Shrines, and the internet blew up. This previously unknown Canandian duo of  Megan James and Corin Roddick found themselves on a two year world tour offering up their own brand of sugary pop, witch house, and electronic goth.

A year has passed and we have seen a lot of Purity Ring soundalikes and electronic duos popping up internationally. Purity Ring has been hibernating in Edmonton and creating a sequel album called Another Eternity, to remind us why we all fell in love with them the first time.

AL: It seemed like Purity Ring happened very fast. You were signed to 4AD in 2012 and already playing festivals in the first year. What was that experience like of being anonymous and then fairly well known in six months time?

Megan: It was backwards for us. We had tours planned when we only had six songs written. That was how the internet was at the time. We grew out of being posted on blogs rather than touring. The next step is to grow from touring as well. There has been a shift in focus. As much as Purity Ring came out of nowhere for you, it also came out of nowhere for us.

AL: What were you doing at the time?

Megan: Corin was a drummer and a studio engineer. He had a recording space in Edmonton. It was easy to start Purity Ring, because we had the means in place. I was living in Halifax and working at a lingerie shop. I would go back to Edmonton in the summer and do some landscaping for my dad. I have always made clothes. I have sewed thing and sell them at different places. I didn’t think I would be doing music. I wouldn’t change things for the world. We are now touring the world and playing shows with our friends.

AL: Did you have an idea how these songs would be presented onstage early on?

Megan: We were planning the live show when we were writing our second and third songs. We had an idea how we play it, and some of those ideas we continue to do. You start with some ideas and it shifts and changes. It was important that we didn’t have Corin standing behind a computer and me singing. Corin is a drummer. So we had to think of a way for him to play live drums and not just play the same thing on a keyboard. We built this midi controller that would light up.

AL: I was watching this documentary called Synth Britannia which was about British Synth bands in the 1980s. It’s was odd that many of the best synth bands, like Yaz and Soft Cell, were duos. It seems like a natural thing.

Megan: It’s the easiest iteration of a band, due to social genderization and performative aspects of a female fronted band, because that gets more attention, and a male producer. That is very natural to happen. Now it’s suddenly changing. The musical landscape is very exciting right now.

AL: It seems like Purity Ring is its own world. It’s not like you grew up and had all this anger and emotions to share with everyone. It’s more like a projection on a wall, and words and ideas make sense in the Purity Ring world.

Megan: People hear a lot of influences in our music and it’s often bands that are newer than we are. Maybe they are bigger? It’s always weird to see those comparisons. I don’t feel relative to other bands: I don’t go into the studio and think “this is what we want to sound like.” It’s always filtering out what we don’t want, rather than what we do. We want every musical idea to be fully expressed. We want the world inside our heads to be fully expressed.

AL: Many bands pop up in the past year that seems like Purity Ring but you don’t really seem to be like them. It’s a one way influence.

Megan: We are never mentioned when journalists write about them, but they are always mentioned in relation to us. I pay attention to music in general, but I don’t pay attention to those specific bands. I am not following a business model. It seems like whenever there is a female on the vocals and a male on the production side, our band comes up. I am waiting for that to change. I am involved with the production. There are a lot of women are visually more involved with the production. We get slotted in with them. It’s often how you appear and not what you sound like.

AL: Do you see yourself as this indie band? Or do you think that you may play at venues where indie acts play, but you are a pop group?

Megan: We have always done pop music. Shrines was our iteration of pop music, and that is where we want to be as terms of writing. I don’t think we are in the same boat as other indie bands. I feel insecure sometimes because I don’t pay attention to most music. I don’t relate to most music. There are so few records that inspire me. I want to do popular music and I want to have a career.

AL: Since you took a year off and spent some time doing this second record, were there some new influences, such as books and films, which affected the new record?

Megan: There are a lot of poets and artists that I have a huge affection for. I don’t know if I am inspired by them or if I relate to them. My writing is so much inside my head. I am not thinking about other things besides what is inside my head. I have an affinity for W. B. Yeats and a lot of poets of that era. When I write, I am trying to write my own historical record, not biography. I am writing about my own religion and my own scriptures and beliefs. I was raised in a very religious world, and I felt like I never really fit in with that, so my writing is a form of fitting in with my world.

AL: When I think of Edmonton, I think of an oil city on the river. I think of a lot of similar cities where people made Blues music.

Megan: People leave Edmonton, but it’s very vibrant city and changing all the time. I love Blues music. I love Leadbelly and a lot of old songs. I have a tendency towards Blues melodicism. I don’t know if that comes out on the records. I think that writing is scriptural and testimonial. It’s a way of witnessing existence.

AL: I heard Purity Ring described as magical and witch. What do you think of that?

Megan: That is sweet. I love magic and the parables of witches. Those are great images. There are some acceptable metaphors in those stories for me. I can feel a lot in them. It’s not very far off from where I am.

AL: When you get onstage do you feel shamanistic or witch-like?

Megan: I feel fierce onstage. It is empowering because it is what I am expressing. I have to be mean and cruel. It’s scary. I am expressing emotions like anger and frustration.

AL: Is that person onstage a character or is it you?

Megan: No. I have nerves. It’s not how I act every day, but it is a way that I feel natural onstage. It’s what happens when the show starts. There is feistiness to it. I am in survival mode. It’s what my nerves do to me.

AL: Would you rather play an EDM festival or an indie rock fest?

Megan: I don’t see us playing with guitar bands. We have played a number of different festivals. I think there are a lot of in-between examples of those two examples. I would prefer a mixture of both because I don’t think that we fit in with either of those. We have elements in our music which would be adaptable to some festivals. I am never comfortable at a festival because I don’t see how we fit in sometimes. But both of those suck. We will only play at night. We played at Primavera Sound and after that we realized that we should never play during the day. We have not played certain festivals because they wanted us to play during the day.

AL: Since Purity Ring has been gone for a year, I guess some of the big stories in music news have been Jack White and “Guacgate.” Does Purity Ring have any good riders, and do you have any comments about Jack White’s rider?

Megan: Honestly we have never put any recipes on our rider, but we have put ingredients on it to make guacamole. I feel bad for Jack White since that happened. His rider is nowhere near as severe as some of the riders out there. And it probably makes sense because he has a crew of twenty people. His group are probably on tour and away from home for eight months of a year. They look forward to having some good food backstage and in the green room. It keeps them sane. Also I was shocked how low the guarantee was. It seems low for an artist like Jack White who has been around a while.

AL: Also it seems like there are a lot of unflattering pictures of musicians online every week. People make a big deal about that almost every other week. How does your average Purity Ring fan react to these photos you think?

Megan: There are so many unflattering pictures of me online. Oh my god! I am very human. I like shitty pictures of me. I can’t prevent it. I don’t want to make it everyone’s job to prevent that. I don’t think I am particularly photogenic. Just showing the mistakes is part of our image. Looking amazing all the time is not important to me.

AL: What about when you do a photo shoot for a fashion magazine?

Megan: That’s fun. I can do that that now. It took me a long time to feel comfortable for someone else do my makeup and hair. It’s a learning process. If I look like this, I have to say these things, or I will look like everyone else in a magazine. I have an interest in the fashion world. Not as a model, but making clothes.

AL: As far as being on the 4AD record label: do you like any of the 1980s 4AD bands like Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance, or do you follow newer bands they have like Ariel Pink?

Megan: We had a lot of choices for labels. 4AD seemed like the best fit. I had never listened to Cocteau Twins before, but God, do I love that band now. They are so good. We liked the history of 4AD but we weren’t too concerned about the sound. It was more important that we had a Canadian label first.

AL: Have you done a lot of collaborations and remixes?

Megan: I think there are really only two: Danny Brown and Jon Hopkins. I didn’t do the Lady Gaga remix. That was all Corin. I sang on the Jon Hopkins track, and Corin didn’t have much to do with that. But we label it all as Purity Ring activity.

AL: When you are a duo, like Purity Ring, sometimes you get to the second or third album, and you add members. If Purity Ring added a member what would it be?

Megan: Maybe like a harpist. We are not too interested in having any musicians onstage. We are not too interested in writing songs with other people. On the first record, we did have the band Young Magic on the track “Grandloves.” It made the song better. It’s all about making the best thing, and the thing that is representative of you.

AL: You just did the Seth Meyers show this week. Was that the first time Purity Ring was on television?

Megan: Yeah. That was our first time. It was terrifying. After we finished I went backstage and started crying. People came to greet us and I was bawling my eyes out. There was so much stress. That was exhilarating I guess, and scary. It was a magical thing to do. We haven’t done any shows for a year and a half. And the first thing we do is on fucking national television.

AL: That look on the Seth Meyers show: is that going to be what we will see on this upcoming tour?

Megan: Not really. The thing that Corin was playing: we will have that on tour, because we have just finished making that. But there will be a bunch more things going on for the tour. There are so many rules for playing on TV. Most bands don’t have their full set up for TV. We haven’t finished the production side of our live show.

AL: When you play festivals and there are some drunken bros waiting for Arctic Monkeys, maybe they are not familiar with you band, and they say something sexist. What do you do then?

Megan: Yeah, there are weird vibes at festivals. There is a different set of vulnerabilities. If someone does or says something sexist I will stop the song and say “Okay, who was that?” We can stop a song a start from the beginning. It is fine if I can call out someone for their bad behavior. I can publicly shame someone who deserves it.

AL: You will be focusing on these new songs. Do you get tired of playing the old songs?


Megan: We will still play “Fineshrine” and Lofticries.” At the end of the first album tour we were tired of playing the same songs. We had done the same set for two or three years. At this point we are excited to be on tour again. It won’t be hard to play old songs when we are playing a bunch of new ones too. 

Purity Ring plays the Fonda in Hollywood on Friday, May 8th 2015.




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LOLIPALOOZA 2!!! AT THE ECHO & ECHOPLEX!!! JUNE 27



LOLIPALOOZA 2!!! AT THE ECHO & ECHOPLEX!!! JUNE 27, ALL DAY LONG!!! WITH 3 STAGES & OVER 30 BANDS!!! LOCAL VENDORS, TONS OF FOOD, DJ's, COMEDY HOUR & SO MUCH MORE, IT'S INSANE!!! DON'T MISS OUT ON ALL THE FUN!!! GET A PEN & MARK YO' CALENDARS, CUZ THIS ONE'S GOIN IN DA' BOOKS!!! Get your tickets: www.theecho.com



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Desert Daze set times




Moon Block Presents
Saturday, May 2
Sunset Ranch Oasis. Mecca, CA
tickets + camping passes + info: http://desertdaze.org/ 
ALL AGES WELCOME

featuring >>>

Minus the Bear (performing They Make Beer Commercials Like This)
Vetiver
Mystic Braves
Mini Mansions
FÖLLAKZOID
The Farmer Dave Expansion 
CARLOS NIÑO & FRIENDS feat. LUIS PEREZ (MEXICO) + CHRISTOPHER GARCIA performing MYSTICAL MOON MUSIC
FLYING HAIR
RUNSON WILLIS & THE III's
JM ROBERTS
THE JIVE JOINT w/ Paul SuperTall Newman & ROSSOME!

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PURITY RING: TWO NEW 'BODYACHE' REMIXES

Two New 'bodyache' Remixes, London Roundhouse ShowPhoto by Renata Raksha
Purity Ring have shared two new remixes today, along with details of their biggest UK show.
Both Born Gold and Empress Of have taken 'bodyache', the lead single from new album 'Another Eternity', and turned it on its head with their respective reappropriation.  Each has premiered via DIY and you can listenhereand also via the band's YouTube channel below.  The tracks are also available to buy on iTunes here/here, and Spotify here/here.  Additionally you can catch Born Gold supporting Purity Ring on their current European and forthcoming North American tours. 
Having now sold out their show at Shepherd's Bush Empire, Purity Ring have now announced a new London show for 29th October at the Roundhouse, their largest ever UK headline show. The full list of Purity Ring's announced shows is below.


April
30th - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK* [SOLD OUT]
May
2nd - Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, UK* [Tickets]
3rd - Anson Rooms, Bristol, UK* [Tickets]
4th - The Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland * [Tickets]
8th - The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles CA, US [SOLD OUT]
18th - The Depot, Salt Lake City UT, US*^ [Tickets]
19th - Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO, US*^ [Tickets]
20th - The Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS, US*^ [Tickets]
21st - Cains Ballroom, Tulsa OK, US*^ [Tickets]
22nd - Bomb Factory, Dallas TX, US*^ [Tickets]
23rd - Stubbs, Austin TX, US*^ [Tickets]
24th - House of Blues, Houston TX, US*^ [Tickets]
26th - Republic, New Orleans LA, US*^ [Tickets]
27th - Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA, US*^ [Tickets]
28th - Amos Southend, Charlotte NC, US*^ [Tickets]
29th - 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US*^ [SOLD OUT]
29th - 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US*^ [SOLD OUT]
30th - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US*^ [SOLD OUT]
30th - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US*^ [Tickets
June
2nd - Terminal 5, New York NY, US*^ [SOLD OUT]
3rd - Terminal 5, New York NY, US*^
4th - Higher Ground, Burlington VT, US*^ [Tickets]
5th - Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada*^ [Tickets]
6th - Arts and Crafts Field Trip, Toronto ON, Canada*^ [Tickets]
7th - Royal Oak Music Hall, Detroit MI, US*^ [Tickets]
8th - Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL, US*^ [Tickets]
9th - First Avenue, Minneapolis MN, US*^ [SOLD OUT]
10th - Garrick Centre, Winnipeg MN, Canada*^ [Tickets]
12th - Macewan Hall Ballroom, Calgary AB, Canada*^ [Tickets]
13th - TBA, Edmonton AB, Canada*^
15th - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada*^ [Tickets]
16th - Showbox Sodo, Seattle WA, US*^ [Tickets]
17th - Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR, US*^ [SOLD OUT]
19th - Fox Theatre, Oakland CA, US*^ [SOLD OUT]
20th - Fox Theatre, Oakland CA, US*^ [Tickets]
22nd - Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ, US*^ [SOLD OUT]
22nd - Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ, US*^ [Tickets]
23rd - Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas NV, US*^ [Tickets]
October 29th - Roundhouse, London, UK [Tickets
* w/ Born Gold
* w/ Braids and Born Gold 

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Fever The Ghost Announce Summer Tour With Temples

Fever The Ghost Announce Summer Tour With Temples

Appearing At Levitation Festival, Desert Daze And Canadian Music Week


Debut LP Forthcoming This Year

"L.A. psych-pop act Fever The Ghost may be relatively new to the scene, but their sound—a spectral mish-mash of '70s glam touchstones and tongue-in-cheek New Age—is already their own. The band's debut EP, Crab In Honey plays like the work of a group with a deep cult following that's been at it for years."
-Interview Magazine
"make you feel like you are on a hallucinegenic without actually doing drugs"
- KROQ


Making waves in their brief existence for their colorful, psych-pop, LA's Fever The Ghost released their Crab In Honey EP to much adulation from critics and peers alike. 2014 saw the band share stage The Flaming LipsTemplesSean LennonMorgan Delt, among many others. Putting the finishing touches for their 2015 full-length debut (for Heavenly Recordings and Complicated Game)  - the band plots a lengthy touring schedule which includes Levitation (Austin Psych Fest)Canadian Music Week In TorontoSouthern California's Desert Daze, and a national US tour with their Heavenly Recordings labelmates Temples.

On their Crab In Honey EP, Fever The Ghost delivered an expertly-crafted collection of interstellar pop with surprises lurking around every corner. Clocking in just under 20 minutes, Crab in Honey managed to pack in the ideas covering a wide range of sonic terrain, while never drifting too far from their melodic center. Easy to get into with inviting hooks, Crab In Honey is the kind of work that grows more complex and deep with each successive listen. Genuinely weird and weirdly accessable. 


US TOUR DATES
May 2 - Desert Daze - Mecca, CA
May 6 - Silver Dollar - Toronto, CA (Canadian Music Week)
May 7 - Smiling Buddha - Toronto, CA (Canadian Music Week)
May 9 - Levitation - Austin, TX
May 27 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO*
May 28 - Vega - Lincoln, NE*
May 29 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN*
May 30 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL*
May 31 - Do-Division Street Festival - Chicago, IL
June 2 - The Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI*
June 4 - St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI*
June 6 - Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, OH*
June 8 - Music Hall of Williamsburg -Brooklyn, NY*
June 10 - Visulute Theater - Charlotte, NC*
* with Temples

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Toro y Moi Debuts Video For "Lilly"

TORO Y MOI DEBUTS VIDEO FOR “LILLY”
WHAT FOR? OUT NOW
TOURING NORTH AMERICA, 
 SET TO PLAY LOLLAPALOOZA, OUTSIDE LANDS, OSHEAGA AND MORE

Toro y Moi is sharing a new video for “Lilly,” from the new album What For?, today, watch it here. Made with the help of Ray-Ban and premiered on their “Never Hide Noise” YouTube channel, the video was directed by creative duo HARRYS.
Of the video, HARRYS says, “When he's not out touring, Chaz is home living the domestic life.  The video depicts a typical, ordinary day-in-the-life of Chaz Bundick as he goes shopping for groceries. The store begins grounded in the mundane but gradually slips into another dimension...”
What For?, which Nylon says “finds him tackling—and mastering—psychedelic pop…” and Paste calls “another exciting step in a new direction for Toro y Moi,” is available here and receiving critical acclaim:

“…feel-tingly guitar-pop, with winsome results…psychedelic swirls of guitar, keys and harmonizing vocals shake free of gravity and wobble up toward the sky like a balloon…Toro y Moi’s breezy groove makes for a perfect springtime listen.”—NPR
 “…the South Carolina singer/producer has gotten better…Switching up sounds is daunting, and Toro’s one of the few that do it confidently almost every go-round…and we hope he keeps going”—The FADER
“Toro y Moi Is Going To Save Rock N’ Roll”—The Huffington Post
“The most rock Toro y Moi has ever sounded, a sunshine-drenched guitar-pop tune…It’s not a departure so much as an extension of Bundick’s
already-expansive aesthetic”—Stereogum
“What For? is a space disco, an R&B funk den, a piano lounge bar at the airport and a sunset harbour cruise with the cast of Broad City…a gloriously bizarre, fun freakout of an album…”—CBC
Toro y Moi is currently on tour of the U.S. and Canada with appearances including Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Outside Lands as well as headline dates nationwide. Tickets are available now attoroymoi.com/shows.
Toro y Moi frontman and creative force Bundick has also partnered with Frequency Wine on the inaugural collaboration of their Artist Series, designing the label and creating an exclusive mix for their 2014 Frequency blend. For more information, visit Frequency here.
Recorded in Bundick’s Berkeley, CA home studio over the course of 2014, What For? draws inspiration from Big Star, Talking Heads and Todd Rundgren, as well as Brazil’s Tim Maia and France’s Cortex, among many others. Unknown Mortal Orchestra guitarist Ruban Nielson appears on the album, as does multi-instrumentalist Julian Lynch.
“I’ve done electronic R&B and more traditional recorded type R&B stuff. I just wanted to see what else was out there,” Bundick says of the record. “It’s all coming from the same mindset and point of creativity. It’s just me trying to take what I already have, and then taking it further.”

Having spent his formative years playing in punk rock bands and studying graphic design at the University of South Carolina, Bundick began making bedroom recordings under the name Toro y Moi in 2001. Those early recordings made up the seeds of his critically acclaimed 2010 debut album Causers of This, which was hailed as “a bold introduction to a promising newcomer” by Filter. Bundick went on to record 2011’s highly regarded Underneath the Pine and the Freaking Out EP before making his move to California in 2012. Toro y Moi’s critically-adored Anything In Return followed in 2013, along with the debut full length from Les Sins, Bundick’s dance music project in 2014.

TORO Y MOI LIVE
April 30                            Philadelphia, PA                                                               Union Transfer†
May 1                                New York, NY                                                                       Terminal 5‡
May 2                             Northampton, MA                                                                   Pearl Street†
May 3                                  Boston, MA                                                                             Paradise†
May 5                                     Toronto                                                             Danforth Music Hall†
May 6                                   Detroit, MI                                                                        Magic Stick†
May 7                                Pittsburgh, PA                                                          Mr. Smalls Theatre†
May 8                                Columbus, OH                                                     Skully’s Music Diner†
May 9                                 Louisville, KY                                                     Headliners Music Hall†
May 10                               Nashville, TN                                                                              Exit/In†
May 12                               Carrboro, NC                                                                       Cat’s Cradle
May 13                               Columbia, SC                                                                   Music Farm**
May 14                                 Atlanta, GA                                                           Variety Playhouse**
May 15-17                       Gulf Shores, AL                                                   Hangout Music Festival
May 18                                Houston, TX                                                                    Fitzgerald’s**
May 19                                 Dallas, TX                                                     South Side Music Hall**
May 20                                 Austin, TX                                                                              Emo’s**
July 31-August 2                  Chicago, IL                                                                        Lollapalooza
July 31-August 2                Montreal, QC                                                                             Osheaga
August 7-9                      San Francisco, CA                                                                Outside Lands



*with Mattson 2
†with Vinyl Williams
‡with Vinyl Williams and Sinkane
§with Vinyl Williams and Of Montreal
**with Keath Mead

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Hiatus Kaiyote - On Tour Now - Album Out May 4

HIATUS KAIYOTE
Choose Your Weapon
New Album Out May 4

Stream It Now via New York Times ‘Press Play’ – http://nyti.ms/1m2HVii

“Breathing Underwater” Featured In NPR Music’s ‘Heavy Rotation’

Headline U.S. Spring Tour Kicks Off May 2,
Sold Out Shows In New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, More


“The band has a knack for deftly gliding through rich chord and rhythm changes, making for some of the most refreshing and interesting music this generation has to offer thus far.” – NPR Music

“The future-soul quartet delivers an inviting barrage of out-of-left-field textures and pulses, drawing from R&B, jazz, electronica, nature and video games.” New York Times

“the passionate vocals from Nai Palm​ make the track overwhelmingly lush.” - Complex re: "Shaolin Monk Motherfunk"

“The Australian soul band channels Stevie with inspired results.” The FADER re: “Breathing Underwater”


Hiatus Kaiyote will release their new album Choose Your Weapon this Monday, May 4 viaFlying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks, and fans can stream it now via New York Times“Press Play” - http://nyti.ms/1m2HVii. Single “Breathing Underwater” was also recently featured in NPR Music’s “Heavy Rotation” feature, where KCRW’s Garth Trinidad noted that the band is making, “some of the most refreshing and interesting music this generation has to offer thus far.” Choose Your Weapon is now available for pre-order via Amazon (mp3 / CD) and iTunes (mp3).

The Grammy-nominated four-piece received rave reviews for their sets during SXSW last month, and is set to return to the U.S. for a headline tour kicking off May 2. The shows include sold out nights in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago & more. For full tour routing and ticketing links, visit: http://hiatuskaiyote.com/tours

Choose Your Weapon is an 18-track, 70-minute odyssey from the Melbourne, Australia-based band. It takes listeners on a journey through the group’s self-created ecosystem, populated with songs each embodying its own mini-cinematic sonic soundscape. The album is the hotly anticipated follow-up to their celebrated 2013 debut album Tawk Tomahawk, which was championed by media and fellow artists including Questlove, Erykah Badu, Pharrell and Prince, among others. Legendary producer/songwriter Salaam Remi handpicked Hiatus Kaiyote as the first signing for his new label Flying Buddha, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, and they immediately gave Tawk Tomahawk an official worldwide release in July 2013.

Conceived on stages worldwide, Choose Your Weapon differs from its predecessor in that the band were no longer merely getting to know each other as bandmates and a newly formed family—they now were able to communicate musically on a virtually telepathic level. Taking this new framework, the band - Nai Palm (vocals/guitar), Paul Bender (bass), Perrin Moss(drums/percussion) and Simon Mavin (keyboards) - honed the songs in the studio, transforming them into exquisite pieces of music, pushing the boundaries of their comfort zone. 



DIGITAL ASSETS

"Shaolin Monk Motherfunk" – https://youtu.be/ya7aDtEdTTo
“Breathing Underwater” - http://youtu.be/9ZVMViSx6Ek


HIATUS KAIYOTE TOUR DATES
May 01 Ithaca, NY – Ithaca College
May 02 Providence, RI - The Met
May 03 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre *sold out
May 05 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre *sold out
May 07 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
May 08 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
May 09 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall *sold out
May 11 Chicago, IL - Double Door *sold out
May 12 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
May 14 Boulder, CO – The Fox Theatre
May 17 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
May 19 San Francisco, CA - The Independent *sold out
May 20 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy *sold out
May 21 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room *sold out
May 22 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues Voodoo Room *sold out
May 23 Las Vegas, NV - Insert Coin(s)
May 26 Austin, TX - The Parish
May 27 Dallas, TX - Trees
May 29 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
May 30 Philadelphia, PA – The 8th Annual Roots Picnic @ Festival Pier
May 31 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage




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