9/13/2016

Clipping expands its 2016 tour schedule

Clipping expands its 2016 tour schedule 
in support of Splendor & Misery 
out now on Sub Pop and Deathbomb Arc

 
Photo credit: Brian Tamborello
October 26th-November 2nd with Youth Code

Austin’s Sound on Sound Festival on November 4th

Stream Splendor & Misery and Wriggle EP 
 
Clipping has added two new shows to its 2016 tour in support ofSplendor & Misery [listen here] and the Wriggle EP [listen here], released early this summer.

The trek now begins on October 26th in Brooklyn at the Market Hotel and ends on November 4th in Austin at Sound on Sound Music Festival. Along the way, the group will tour with Youth Code (October 26-November 2nd).  Preceding the tour there will be two Southern California shows including the just-announced appearance on September 24th at Music Tastes Good Festival, and September 30th in Los Angeles at the Smell with The Mae Shi. Please find a current list of tour dates below.

Last week, Clipping made its network television debut on The Late, Late Show with James Corden performing “ A Better Place” from Splendor & Misery. Watch the performance now [link here].


Clipping recently shared the gravity-defying “Air ‘Em Out” visual, directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada and starring the group’s frontman Daveed Diggs [watch here].

Splendor & Misery, Clipping’s Sci-Fi/dystopian concept album is available now on CD/LP/DL/CASS worldwide from Sub Pop and Deathbomb Arc.

Splendor & Misery features by the highlights “Baby Don’t Sleep,” “A Better Place,” and “Air ‘Em Out,” was produced by the band, and mixed by Steve Kaplan in Los Angeles.

Splendor & Misery is available for purchase from Sub Pop [link here] and Deathbomb Arc [link here].  Purchases through Sub Pop Mega Mart and independent retailers near you will receive the Loser Edition on crystal clear vinyl (while supplies last). Additionally, Wriggle, the group’s summer EP, is also available [link here].

What people have said about Clipping’s Splendor & Misery:
“...A fervent, chaotic and uncommonly beautiful noise-rap allegory about slave rebellion and computer love told through a futurist narrative that takes place in outer space.” [Feature] - New York Times

“A magnificent, nerve-jangling 
and 
altogether rather riveting blast of unflinching white noise and throb, virtuoso rapping and, most improbable of all, richly romantic gospel-choir interludes designed as much to disconcert as to offer tuneful respite from and guidance through the surrounding sonic shrapnel.” [9/10, Album of the Week] - Loud & Quiet

“A hugely inventive slab of sonictheatre
 plotted to the tiniest detail..” [4/5] - MOJO 

“Replete with sci-fi references and nudges to Afrofuturist musicians before them, the album confronts the crushing darkness inherent to the alienation of black diaspora and speculates on the identity as an intrinsically fluid process. Splendor & Misery is sincere and staunchly ambitious. With it, clipping. Have solidified their position at the forefront of experimental music.” [8.6/10] - Northern Transmissions

 

“The production, helmed by dual composers William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, make use of field recording techniques only instead of chimes and sampled radio alarms, the sharp clangs of breached hulls and airlocks closing are the content used to createthese paranoia inducing and dissonant instrumentals. What makes Splendor & Misery beckon for repeat listens, bar Daveed Diggs torrential flow, is how concise and dense the record is. It flows like a satellite in orbit, emerging over horizons witnessing serene beauty only to encounter disruptive asteroid belts moments later like the three ‘Interlude’ tracks where Daveed spits over broken and static-laced connections.” [8/10] - CLASH

“Utterly uncomfortable, but with such an imaginative foundation that you can't help but feel invited back to try to learn a little more about the strange and beautiful world of Clipping.” [8/10] - Under the Radar

“Spirits are present in clipping.'s  video for "Air 'Em Out." We open on frontman Daveed Diggs settling in to another shift at his jumpsuit-requiring place of employment. As the beat builds, however,  mysterious tremors start to unsettle Diggs and the litany of office supplies at his desk. It's another top-quality video from a group that has made a habit of just that, a simple idea perfectly executed.” [“Air ‘Em Out,” Best Videos of August 2016] - Pigeons & Planes
 

“"Baby Don't Sleep" is noisy, layered and absolutely frightening.” [“Baby Don’t Sleep”] - NPR Music

“Beatmakers Snipes and Hutson send you plummeting into the mainframe with a musique concrète cut-up beat of television fuzz and white noise. Negative space sucks the air out of your chest as Diggs raps in an arresting staccato, deconstructing the hegemony in a most deliberate manner: “Saviors are fiction / memories are fading like ghosts.” [“Baby Don’t Sleep”] - Passion of the Weiss

“This bangs, in the most enervating fashion possible.” [“Baby Don’t Sleep”] - Stereogum


Tour Dates
Sep. 24 - Long Beach, CA - Music Tastes Good Festival
Sep. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell (Benefit Show)**
Oct. 26 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel * ^
Oct. 27 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery *
Oct. 28 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 *
Oct. 30 - Miami, FL - Gramps *
Nov. 01 - St. Petersberg, FL - Local 662 *
Nov. 02 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
Nov. 04 - Austin, TX - Sound on Sound Festival
* w/ Youth Code
** w/ The Mae Shi
^ World War (fka Mincemeat or Tenspeed)

 

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