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10/07/2014

Life can’t always be bratwursts and O’ Douls. Sometimes, you need Kenny Dennis. He's a cross between Ron Swanson, a Bill Swerski superfan, and the best Golden Age rapper that you never heard.

You may be familiar with Serengeti from his collaborative project Sisyphus (w/ Sufjan Stevens and Son Lux). If you’re unfamiliar with the saga of Kenny Dennis, this is the perfect opportunity to become a believer. On Kenny Dennis III the thick-‘stached Chicago MC is shouldering a mid-life crisis while forming a rap group, Perfecto, with Kenny’s long-time ally and rap partner, Ders (Anders Holm from Workaholics). Ders narrates the tale of the pair’s rise as they sweep through malls across the Midwest. Odd Nosdam makes the beats and Serengeti weaves the magic. So just take a seat, tune in, and have a time. 

Kenny Dennis III will be released on 11/11 on 2xLP, CD and Digital. The VIP-exclusive vinyl pictured above is limited to just 300 hand-numbered copies on baby pink & highlighter yellow color-in-color vinyl. In addition, the first 500 purchasers of any format will receive a free Kenny Dennis Comic Book and limited edition Perfecto cassette (limited to 500).
 

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Check out the album's opening track, "No Beginner", premiered by Noisey:

10/06/2014

Lucky Europeans!

Half Japanese is coming to Switzerland and Spain in a couple months.

Show Dates:
28/11 - Kilbi Festival - St. Gallen, Switzerland
29/11 - El Loco - Valencia, Spain
30/11 - Almo2bar - Barcelona, Spain
06/12 - Festival Sinsal 12 - Vigo, Spain

We're so jealous!

Get tickets here.

09/17/2014

We are very excited to announce the new full-length album from nomadic bass player CJ Boyd. Bassist, composer, and vagabond, CJ Boyd uses low-end loops and voices in order to stop time. On perpetual tour since March 2008, movement and stasis are both at the center of his music. Utilizing only upright bass, bass guitar and voice, CJ creates a distinctive meditative atmosphere. Songs slowly build from singular, meditative bass lines into explosive, layered, and hugely complex walls of sound. The upcoming album is his first since 2012, and his finest work to date. Stream the epic 14-minute track "Peradora" below to get a taste. 

Precariat is now available via pre-order on Sea Blue & Coke Bottle Green vinyl w/ Black splatter (limited to just 150 hand-numbered copies), Sea Blue/Green Vinyl, Black Vinyl, and Digital.
 

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09/05/2014

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