Unveils NEW "Laser Beams" Video
Watch the NYC Show via Livestream from S.O.B.'s TONIGHT January 4th at 9 p.m. EST
New Live Dates Announced, Plus SXSW!
After releasing their critically acclaimed album Habits of the Heart (Blacksmith/Element 9/Fontana) last fall, Idle Warship is kicking off the new yearin a big way. The brand new video for single "Laser Beams" has already made a splash after its New Year's Eve premiere on Hypetrak, with the video's colorful Times Square locale making it a fitting way to launch 2012. It was just chosen as Paper Magazine's Video of the Day - watch it here:
In other news, Idle Warship has announced a run of select January/February live dates, which begin today, January 4th, at S.O.B.'s in New York City. The show will be streamed via Livestream beginning at 9 p.m. EST on S.O.B.'s channel page www.livestream.com/sobs<http://www.livestream.com/sobs>. Be sure to tune in! Idle Warship will also be at SXSW in March. The full list of newly announced shows is below.
A collaboration between hip-hop luminary Talib Kweli and critically acclaimed Philly soul singer Res, Idle Warship is a genre-bending musical project born out of sheer experimentation and unbridled creative expression. Habits of the Heart stormed the music scene last year, receiving glowing praise from the likes of People Magazine, RollingStone.com, NylonMag.com, Filter, Bust, MTV Hive, YRB and Vibe.com. The group also drew attention for their unconventional idea to be the first to premiere their full album on Spotify U.S. three whole weeks ahead of release date. The album offers
a thrilling hybrid of influences including soul, hip-hop, rock, alternative and electronic, and features guest spots from Jean Grae, Jay Knocka, Chester French, Michelle Williams & John Forte.
Praise for Idle Warship and Habits of the Heart:
"...a genre-busting collab..." - People
"...a flurry of creativity that is debatably some of the strongest material of their respective careers...an album of experimental tunes that are creative, fun and suggest that these artists are even more talented than we may have thought before." - Filter
"The fact that no two songs on Habits of the Heart sound the same is a testament to the hard work of two artists who have gone the distance in their respective genres and come together to create a brand new one." - Bust
Idle Warship Upcoming U.S. Live Dates:
January 4 New York, NY @ S.O.B.'s
January 6 San Francisco, CA @ Yoshi's
January 7 San Francisco, CA @ Yoshi's
January 11 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
January 15 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's
January 19 Philadelphia, CA @ World Café Live
February 10 Fairfax, CA @ 19 Broadway
February 17 New Orleans, LA @ Eiffel Society
March 13-18 Austin, TX @ SXSW
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