Will Wiesenfeld recently sat down for a little chat with KCRW's Anthony Valadez, prior to a performance at LA's Natural History Museum. Check out the interview, interlaced with some live footage of the night's performance, above. Baths is gearing up for a lengthy North American tour (with support from Young Fathers and P. Morris), so hop over to our events page for more details, ticket links, etc.
It was just a year ago, this very week to be exact, when we first had the pleasure to witness the incredble storm of emotion and intensity that Young Fathers bring to the stage. Their live performance was an absolute highlight for many who attended SXSW 2013, and the boys are back in Austin this week to do it all over again.
We can't stress this any harder: Do not miss your chance to see them! Full schedule below:
3/14 - British Embassy - Latitude
3/15 - Doritos Boldstage - Red River St.
3/15 - Okayplayer Party - Bungalow
Purchase Young Fathers' new LP DEAD today at our webshop.
Our man Alias has just dropped a free four-song EP titled Indiiggo, which just premiered over at XLR8R. The EP comes with the announcement of his forthcoming Pitch Black Prism LP, (his first since 2011's Fever Dream!). Mark your calendars for the May 27 release of the LP, and meanwhile enjoy this freshy-new EP.
The good folks at SPIN Magazine just premiered the new video for Jel's "Breathe", featuring a gang of animal-masked hooligans and Jel himself literally spinning fire in the streets. The track is one of many highlights from his recent Late Pass LP, available as MP3 as well as beautifully-packaged CD and vinyl formats here.
Catch Jel supporting pals The Notwist on their upcoming Europe/UK tour, dates which can be found over at our events page.
DEAD's release has boosted Young Fathers' already-swooping momentum in 2014. Everyone is talking about them this week—and Young Fathers have been talking back, popping up on features in magazines everywhere.
Clash Magazine, after a glowing review of DEAD, talked to the group about their history and mindset behind the album. They revealed the beginnings of their making music together ("a stolen Dictaphone became one of our most prized possessions"), what drives their complex lyricism ("we use rap like you’re meant to – metaphor for this, reality for that"), and the themes they tackle on their LP ("we talk about things people don’t normally allow; some of it is very personal and some of it is just outrage, fitted around intrigue"). Read the full feature in issue 92 of Clash, or on clashmusic.com.
For Impose Magazine, the band's 'G' Hastings expounded on the feeling of brotherhood they have for each other. He acknowledged their twelve-year history, stating, "We’ve always been close and able to be blunt with each other about stuff... We’ve grown up together." Both their debut album and their future were in mind as well—on DEAD: "It sounds like some kind of glorious funeral occasion. Sadness and dread, but uplifting at the same time." About what the band is working for: "This is what we want to do; this is what we’ve always wanted to do. We want to take it as far as possible." Read the full interview on imposemagazine.com.
Elsewhere, The Skinny commissioned a live performance of single "War" to accompany a feature in their February issue (check out the full feature on their website), and magazines like Dummy have named it Album of the Week, which described it as "an anarchic debut, as impulsive as it is intelligent."