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Atmosphere announce new album “Fishing Blues”

By: Staff –

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Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere have announced their seventh studio album Fishing Blues, out August 12th on Rhymesayers. Pre-order the album here.

Producer Ant and lyricist/rapper Slug have been making music together as Atmosphere for over 20 years and have managed to continually tweak and strive to perfect their formula, while neither straying too far off their path, nor resorting to playing it safe and that holds true on the new set. Fishing Blues is a collection of songs that both define and redefine the Atmosphere sound and features 18 new tracks written and produced by Atmosphere with appearances from DOOM, Aesop Rock, Kool Keith, The Grouch and more.

The first taste of Fishing Blues comes in the form of new track and video “Ringo.” Watch it below. The video shows a past-his-prime actor playing a king & jester, mocked by his peers and those that once respected his work—a sharp look at today’s pop culture environment where today’s heroes are tomorrow’s joke. With the repeated refrain “Everybody want to see a falling star,” the track and video also speak directly to the title of the new album. Some might ask with the title, “Is this the point in their career where Atmosphere chooses to step back, put up the Gone Fishin’ sign and reminisce about their successes?” The answer is a resounding “no” and the single and video prove just that.

The pair is set to bring Fishing Blues to fans across North America during their extensive “Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour” this summer and fall. See dates below, and look for tickets to go on sale this Friday, June 24.

Fishing Blues Track Listing
1. Like A Fire
2. Ringo
3. Besos
4. Pure Evil (feat. I.B.E)
5. Perfect
6. Seismic Waves
7. Next To You (feat. deM atlaS)
8. The Shit That We’ve Been Through
9. When The Lights Go Out (feat. DOOM & Kool Keith)
10. No Biggie
11. Everything
12. Chasing New York (feat. Aesop Rock)
13. Sugar
14. Fishing Blues (feat. The Grouch)
15. Won’t Look Back (feat. Kim Manning)
16. Anybody That I’ve Known
17. Still Be Here
18. A Long Hello

“Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour”
7.02 – Chicago, IL @ Mamby On The Beach +
7.22 – Jämsä, Finland @ Pipefest +
7.23 – Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia Club
8.06 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion ^
8.13 – Somerset, WI @ Summer Set Music & Camping Festival +
8.19 – Wasaga Beach, ON @ Center of Gravity Festival +
9.02 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater ^^
9.08 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre **
9.09 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brian’s Event Centre *
9.10 – Calgary, AB @ One Love Music Festival +
9.11 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall **
9.13 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub *
9.14 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
9.15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo *
9.17 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater *
9.18 – Bend, OR @ Midtown Ballroom *
9.19 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
9.20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic *
9.23 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park *
9.24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Shrine LA Outdoors ***
9.26 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee *
9.28 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brewing Company *
9.30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
10.01 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *
10.02 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma *
10.03 – Billings, MT @ Babcock Theatre *
10.05 – Fargo, ND @ Fargo Civic Center *
10.06 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium *
10.08 – Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium ^
11.07 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre *
11.09 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre *
11.10 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
11.11 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place *
11.12 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA *
11.14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
11.15 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
11.17 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
11.18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *
11.19 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *

+ Festival Tour Date
^ Supporting Pretty Lights
^^ Brother Ali, Lifter Puller, Lizzo, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word
*  Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word
** Brother Ali, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word
*** Dilated Peoples, Aesop Rock, Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word

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