NEW MUSIC FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR: TORO Y MOI + JAMES BLAKE
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 6:00 PM // SHOW: 6:30 PM
HAPPY HOUR LISTENING SERIES RETURNS! WIN PRIZES!
2477 18th STREET NW (UPSTAIRS)
This Friday, TORO Y MOI and JAMES BLAKE both drop their eagerly anticipated new albums, "Outer Peace" and "Assume Form". Come listen to them as our New Music Friday Happy Hour returns!
We will be giving away some vinyl copies of Toro's album, which will also be for sale in the Vinyl Lounge - plus a lucky winner will get 2 tickets to James Blake's upcoming 2/21 Anthem show!
TORO Y MOI -
"Following the ever-emotive Boo Boo, Toro Y Moi’s new album Outer Peace is a time capsule that captures our relationship to contemporary culture into one comprehensive, sonic package. As both a producer and designer, Bear utilizes abstract sound pairings with recognizable samples for his most pop influenced record to date, including features from ABRA, WET, and Instupendo. This is no departure from his funk and disco roots, which can be heard on “Ordinary Pleasure”, later fusing into variations of house with tracks like “Freelance” and “Laws of the Universe.” Smooth interludes melt into fast paced beats, paralleling the feeling of driving through the Bay Area, where Bear spent most of his time writing the album. Outer Peace is duality. It embodies whatever form you choose to inhabit in the moment. Listen and let your imagination become the universe."
James Blake -
"James Blake has confirmed details of fourth album ‘Assume Form’, which will be released next Friday (January 18th). An intimate UK headline tour has also been announced for April, with fans who pre-order the album via assumeform.com gaining early pre-sale access to tickets from January 16th (tickets go on general sale on the day of the album release).
With the title mysteriously teased on sites around New York, Los Angeles and London at the start of 2019, ‘Assume Form’ can now also be confirmed to
feature a world-class cast of guests, ranging from André 3000 and Travis Scott to ROSALÍA, Metro Boomin and Moses Sumney. Here are the kind of
diverse and unexpected collaborators who could only be united by a mercurial, one-off talent, and a still-just-30-year-old who on ‘Assume Form’
continues to take bold new shapes."