With a new album out now, Laurel Halo is ready to take her new songs on the road. She has a tour planned for major cities on either coast, and Thrillcall is giving away tickets at each date! If you are already a fan, Halo’s third full-length record, Dust, will become your new favorite; even if this is all new, this record will surprise you with its slick production and dance vibes. Download the Thrillcall app for your chance to win tickets to her tour!
Laurel Halo returns to Hyperdub for her third LP with a fresh approach and a new sound. Routed out of the electronic abstraction of 2015’s In Situ – but with clear reference to 2012’s sleeper-hit Quarantine – Dust is an album revolving around loose and languid songs; warped, sun-filled, melted and at times, heavy-hearted and obscure.
Tactile and fibrous throughout the record, the vocals and percussion coalesce and breathe life into each other. Swung grooves eddy and collapse; acoustic drums are warped into sensual, febrile melodies.
The lyrics are themselves bricolage, without a specific narrator or place in time. They slip in and out of view, something that is visualised in the album’s inner panel. Extending the influence, the album opener ‘Sun To Solar’ is an adaptation of ‘Servidão de Passagem’ by Brazilian concrete poet Haroldo de Campos. (source)
11/24 Brooklyn @ Elsewhere
11/26 Philadelphia @ PhilaMOCA
11/27 New York @ The Kitchen
11/28 New York @ The Kitchen
11/30 Seattle @ Kremwerk
12/1 San Francisco @ Grey Area
12/3 Portland @ Holocene
12/4 Los Angeles @ Zebulon