Pigeons & Planes have premiered the full album stream of Young Fathers' DEAD LP, a week ahead of its release. They pair it with some nice words of their own, declaring that the album "follows proudly in the Anticon tradition of combining challenging sounds"—and now you can hear it for yourself. Listen above.
"Get Up" has been making its way through the music waves, being recognized as the most infectious of the tracks released off the DEAD LP so far. The album's release is just a few days away, but Young Fathers have released the video and digital single for the track to hype you up for the finish line. Watch the video above, premiered by Noisey.
Young Fathers are also headed off on a huge tour soon through the UK, EU, and for the first time, North America, where they'll be supporting Baths across two months of dates. Chances are they'll be heading through your vicinity, and their powerful live show is not to miss—peep the tickets and extra info on our events page!
The "Get Up" digital single is available now at our webshop and iTunes, and features two exclusive B-sides not included elsewhere. And preorder DEAD on vinyl/CD at our webshop, or digitally on iTunes, and receive an instant download of lead single "Low".
Young Fathers aren't stopping anytime soon! This spring, they'll be embarking on their first North American tour, supporting Baths on a huge new string of dates. Both will be taking their incredible live shows throughout the US and Canada—find your city in the list of dates below, and grab tickets and more info over on our events page.
04/11 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
04/12 Flagstaff, AZ - Green Room
04/14 El Paso, TX - The Lowbrow Palace
04/16 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
04/17 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
04/18 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
04/19 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
04/22 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
04/23 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04/24 Hamden, CT - The Space
04/25 New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
04/27 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
04/30 Hanover, NH - Bones Gate Fraternity
05/01 Montreal, QC - S.A.T
05/02 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
05/03 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
05/04 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
05/05 Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
05/08 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
05/09 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
05/10 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
05/11 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
05/13 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite
05/14 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar & Stage
05/15 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
05/16 Seattle, WA - Neumo's Crystal Ball
05/17 Portland, OR - Rotture
05/18 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
05/21 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
05/22 Visalia, CA - Cellar Door
05/24 San Diego, CA - Casbah
Baths will be supporting his critically-acclaimed 2013 LP Obsidian. Purchase it on vinyl/CD/MP3 at our webshop.
February 4th is just around the corner, and Young Fathers have shared a beautiful new mix through i-D Magazine to pump your ears up, titled "Music To... Babylon". Read how they describe it:
"Rituals in the basement, electric rituals. Creating a peg-map of crazy ant travels across a music landscape. The one unifying theme might be some kind of darkness, emanates as a kind of brown colour if you are synesthetic. Earth and skin. A throbbing sunset kind of vibe..."
The reviews are starting to flow in—and Clash Magazine grabbed first dibs yesterday with high praise for DEAD, straight out the door. Felicity Martin and Mike Diver commend its balance of energy and heavy themes, as well as the progression of the Fathers' sound from their previous TAPE ONE and TAPE TWO. Read it over on clashmusic.com.
Calling it their "rawest, most emotion-heavy work to date," the two highlight the seamless dual presence of "rousing pop choruses and hooks" and "political and social commentary, heartache and pain"—making sure to remind listeners of how well the energy translates to their live shows, with a blunt "If the opportunity arises, do see this act in the flesh."
Our favorite line though, is what drew us so to the group in the first place (and many, many others): "Young Fathers possess that which makes the best British acts truly special: a singular identity born of multinational mixology." They certainly show it through their eclectic, unique sound, and we couldn't agree more. Thanks, Clash!