ASAP Mob, featuring ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg will be in Detroit 9/29!!

ASAP Mob, the New York City hip-hop collective led by ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg, are going on tour. The 20-date North American outing kicks off September 23rd in Lowell, Massachusetts and runs into early November. Along with the entire ASAP Mob collective (Rocky, Ferg, Twelvyy, Nast, and Ant), the tour will feature opening performances from the likes of Playboi Carti, Key!, and Cozy Boys. Check out the full itinerary below.

Update — Tuesday, August 1st at 1:57 p.m. CT: ASAP Mob have officially announced their new mixtape. Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy is scheduled for an August 25th release through A$AP WORLDWIDE/Polo Grounds/RCA Records. The project follows last October’s Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends.

 

ASAP Mob, the New York City hip-hop collective led by ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg, are going on tour. The 20-date North American outing kicks off September 23rd in Lowell, Massachusetts and runs into early November. Along with the entire ASAP Mob collective (Rocky, Ferg, Twelvyy, Nast, and Ant), the tour will feature opening performances from the likes of Playboi Carti, Key!, and Cozy Boys. Check out the full itinerary below.Update — Tuesday, August 1st at 1:57 p.m. CT: ASAP Mob have officially announced their new mixtape. Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy is scheduled for an August 25th release through A$AP WORLDWIDE/Polo Grounds/RCA Records. The project follows last October’s Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends.ASAP Mob 2017 Tour Dates:
09/23 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center *&#
09/25 – New York, NY @ SummerStage *&#
09/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage *&#
09/27 – Washington, DC @ Echostage &#
09/29 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre &#
10/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom &#
10/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre *&#
10/16 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom *&#
10/18 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory &#
10/19 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall &#
10/21 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre *&#
10/22 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park &#
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall *&#
10/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *&#
10/27 – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds &#
10/28 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum &#
10/30 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater *&#
11/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *&#
11/03 – Broomfield, CO @ 1stBank Center &#

* = w/ Playboi Carti
& = w/ Key!
# = w/ Cozy Boys

Yesterday, ASAP Mob release the video for their 2017 collaborative single, “RAF”, featuring ASAP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Migos’ Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert, and Frank Ocean.

 

Song and Video of the Day: Moon by Thieves like Us

If you happen to like METRONOMY, MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS or CAMDOGZZ, by all means please read on!

After a four-year hiatus, Thieves Like Us return with their fifth eponymously titled record. The Swedish/American band, named after a New Order song, tracked and produced the new record in late 2015. The new self-titled record reinvents the band’s cosmic song based aesthetic with the introduction of live bass (Thomas Franklin) and drums (Tore Knipping), steering its songs into more spirited waters.

Vocalist Andy Grier introduces the new video for Moon:

“When Thieves Like Us began, we were often too busy recording, or touring to shoot our own videos. Calm moments were few and far between and when they did occur, we were either not in the same city, or didn’t have a proper budget to film a music video up to our standards. While we could have opted to shoot on digital film, we are huge cineophiles and we were certain we would compromise our aesthetic in making a “real” music video. We felt it best to re-edit cult movies. The images matched our music, and, it was fast and affordable. Our first single Drugs In My Body was made up of clips from Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo. We released this back in 2007, I think. It comes across as some kind of commercial to move to Berlin and live a raver’s existence. We liked the look of cult films to our music, so we just continued in this manner. Sometimes fans even do their own film re-edits to our songs. These are great.

We do often mix in some grit with the videos, say drugs, or glamour. That’s part of our make-up, and part of the branding. Maybe that’s just surface bait to get people watching or listening in order to eventually get them THINKING. We’ve been labeled as a party band, but that’s really not the case at all. We do like danceable music. But most of these tunes have a broader societal meaning. If I step back, and deconstruct the texts of the songs, I would say they are about human relationships. We live in a patriarchal society. Many of the texts are about the evil that men do (myself included), say man exploiting fellow man or woman, or the songs are simply about man’s mistreatment of woman (my own relationship to women). In my thirties, after some life experience, I do think women are much stronger than men and carry a much greater burden in life. I would like to see the planet shift to a more matriarchal society. Whilst I should not make such an absolute statement, I do think women are more grounded in the earth and the cosmos. I think things would be better if women were in charge. Please note I am still learning about human beings, and my knowledge is limited. The aforementioned statements may not be correct, but they are my opinion. And we stand by them.”

The new full-length album Thieves Like Us will be out April 2017 worldwide via Seayou Records/Rough Trade. The artwork depicts a re-enactment of Hans Conrad Schumann’s iconic jump from communist German Democratic Republic to freedom; by a woman of colour wearing the same pilot suit that singer Andy Grier’s father wore in Vietnam. We leave its interpretation to the listener.

“Immediate gratification” – Pitchfork

“Sharp and poignant drum beats remind one of early Daft Punk” –
Consequence Of Sound

+ Stand out tracks – Jennifer, Tears, Moon, Dani
+ Fans of – Metronomy, Hot Chip, New Order

+ Pre-Order The Album
+ Download Album MP3s
+ Private Stream Album (Soundcloud)
+ Download Artwork + Press Pics

Thieves Like Us – Tracklist:

1. dani
2. tears
3. moon
4. e-problems
5. child star
6. broken mirror
7. israel
8. shake the light
9. jennifer

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Alexis and Paul’s Noize Wedding MixTape

By Alexis Simpson

Paul and I are getting married this July, so I’ve been busy making a wedding mixtape to play during our outdoor party. If you’re curious what is on it, check it out here and click FOLLOW: https://open.spotify.com/user/alexisincolor/playlist/13Isyp8P0YTT1GZCYLaGTP

Let me know what great songs I’m forgetting!!!!

Or, as always we have our Noize Mixtape which is where I check out new music and showcase some of my faves.Follow that list here: https://open.spotify.com/user/alexisincolor/playlist/1JS2m3TOIdJu5qmITwlEkS

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Photo of the Moment: Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

By Alexis Simpson

We missed photographing Joe Lewis & The Honeybears because it took us ages to walk to the Riot Fest Chicago entrance, and then the security was being strict about the 3 song rule blablabla. So I’m posting this photo not because it’s an amazing photo, but because we haven’t posted anything on this band in awhile. They were one of the first bands I photographed with Nardo of Navdo, who is friendly with them. Last time the band played at the Crofoot in Pontiac we hung out with them a bit. Some goofy dude was hanging around me because of my so-called affiliation w the band, and kept asking me how I knew the band. haha I felt cool for a second even though I didn’t really know the band whatsoever before that night.

Riot Fest Chicago Joe Lewis & The Honeybears