The almighty Le1f released his debut album last fall called Riot Boi and now he’s hitting the road to tour in support of it. Check out the dates, head to the venue when he’s there and show up early, it should be one hell of a show.
March 1… Vancouver, BC (Alexander)
March 2… Seattle, WA (Crocodile)
March 3… Portland, OR (Star Theater)
March 6… Los Angeles, CA (The Echo)
March 7… San Francisco, CA (Rickshaw Stop)
March 8… San Diego, CA (Soda Jerk)
March 14… Denver, CO (Cervantes Otherside)
March 15… El Paso, TX (Bowie Feather)
March 17… Dallas, TX (RBC)
March 18-19… Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 20… New Orleans, LA (Hi Ho Lounge)
March 23… Orlando, FL (TBA)
March 22… Brooklyn, NY (TBA)
March 26… Miami, FL (Bardot)
March 27… Atlanta, GA (Purgatory at Masquerade)
March 29… St. Louis, MO (The Luminary)
March 30… Madison, WI (The Frequency)
March 31… Minneapolis, MN (7th Street Entry)
April 1… Kansas City, MO (The Riot Room)
April 2… Chicago, IL (Schubas)
April 3… Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)
April 5… Detroit, MI (Marble)
April 7… Columbus, OH (The Basement)
April 9… Montreal, QC (Belmont)
April 10… Toronto, ON (Drake Underground)
April 12… Providence, RI (The Met)
April 13… Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer)
April 15… Washington, DC (U-Street Music Hall)
April 16… Baltimore, MD (Sound Stage)
It has been somewhat quiet from artist Le1f but there was a good reason for that. By saying “was”, it means he is no longer but before that, he had been writing and recording new material, which will be part of his new album coming out on November 13th called Riot Boy (Terrible). What is the new song? Here’s a hint in the form of “Rage” and is he like the late Mia Zapata and full of rage? Find out for yourself and see where that perceived anger takes him and you.
Two of some of my favorite artists out today have collaborated in a song called “OICU”, and I am hopeful that the online distribution of this stream will mean that a video is on the way. Let’s hope for reality. The song was produced by P. Morris.
After his appearance on Late Show With David Letterman
, it seems Le1f is not slowing down for anyone. A new EP has been released and from it, a video for “Boom”, which does and will. The only thing I would not recommend is flying your nails in a place that serves food, that’s a good way for the health inspectors to show up. Other than that, dance on and get down.
You may have heard of Le1f and in fact, if you’re a frequent visitor of ThisIsBooksMusic.com
, you may have streamed/downloaded/watched a number of songs. Now he has taken things to the next level when he performed on Late Show With David Letterman
last night. If you missed it, you can watch it in full above.
Le1f not only has a new EP coming out soon, but the MC will be making an appearance on Late Show With David Letterman next week (he’s scheduled to appear next Thursday, March 13th). For now, you can listen to the brand new Hey EP in full by clicking here..
A good concept and theme can work for any music project, and whatever Le1f is doing, it’s working. After releasing a great street album last year, Le1f has been signed to Terrible/XL Recordings and will be releasing a 5-song EP called Hey, which you can either pronounce like a Timberlakd/Timbaland “hey” or a swift and fierce “heyyyyyyyyy”, whatever you feel is good. The track listing shows part of a concept: keep it simple:
You can have a listen to two tracks, the Dubbel Dutch-produced “Boom” goes first.
Le1f released “Wut” two years ago but it will be resurfacing on Hey.
In more news, Le1f also has an album scheduled for release later in the year. If it’s anywhere as good as Tree House, I think his fan base will get a boost. The Hey EP will be out on March 11th.
Tree House is the new street album from rapper Le1f, who may have walked or drove past a tree and said “this would make for a good cover, but it has to be evening.” Boom, and then it happened. What will also be happening is a tour beginning next week in support of Tree House, so head out if you can and have a good time at the Le1f show.
September 25… Washington, DC (U Hall) *!
September 26… Philadelphia, PA (Boot & Saddle) *!
September 27… New York, NY (Santos Party House) *!
September 28… Boston, MA (Brighton Music Hall) *!
October 3… Minneapolis, MN (7th Street Entry) *#
October 4… Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle) *#
October 5… Vancouver, BC (Celebrities) *#
October 6… Seattle, WA (Chop Suey) *#
October 8… Portland, OR (Holocene) *#
October 10… San Francisco, CA (Stereo Mighty) *#
October 12… Los Angeles, CA (Los Globos) *#
October 16… Austin, TX (Holy Mountain) *#
* w/ Antwon and Lakutis
# w/ Mess Kid
! w/ Donchristian and Zak-Matic
If you like what you hear, head to LiveMixTapes.com for the download.
You’ve heard the song
, now you can see how Antwon turns it into something you can look at with his brand new video for “Dying In The Pussy”.
It was announced that Antwon would be joining White Lung for a fall tour, but now Le1f will be taking part in that tour as well. Here is his full tour schedule:
September 3… Portland, OR (Music Fest NW)
September 25… Washington DC (U Hall) *
September 26… Philadelphia, PA (Boot & Saddle) *
September 27… Brooklyn, NY (Verboten) *
September 28… Boston, MA (Brighton Music Hall) *
October 3… Minneapolis, MN (7th Street Entry) *
October 4… Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle) *
October 5… Vancouver, BC (TBA) *
October 6… Seattle, WA (Chop Suey) *
October 8… Portland, OR (Holocene) *
October 11… Los Angeles, CA (Los Globos) *
October 19… San Francisco, CA (Treasure Island Fest)
November 1… Seattle, WA (Barboza) ^
November 4… Fresno, CA (Strummers) ^
November 5… San Diego, CA (Soda Bar) ^
November 6… Tuscon, AZ (TBA) ^
November 7… Albuquerque, NM (Launchpad) ^
November 10… Denton, TX (Rubber Gloves) ^
November 11… Phoenix, AZ (Pub Rock Live) ^
November 14… Las Vegas, NV (Beauty Bar) ^
November 16… Santa Cruz, CA (Crepe Place) ^
November 17… San Francisco, CA (Rickshaw Stop) ^
* w/ Le1f and Lakutis
^ w/ White Lung