Young Fathers Following Up Mercury Prize Winning ‘DEAD’ With New LP – ‘White Men Are Black Men Too’

Young Fathers just announced their latest album White Men Are Black Men Too, out April 7 on Big Dada. The UK-based trio follows their 2014 Mercury Prize-winning album DEAD with an adventurous 12-track set written and recorded throughout 2014 while they were touring around the world, and then completed at their studio in Edinburgh.

“”Rain or Shine”” is the propulsive and deftly layered first single from the album. Describing the track, the band asks: “you wanted to hear The Monks jamming with Can and the Commodores, right? And then The Last Poets jumping in on the end before it gets too late? And a paranoid prophet, wandering a post-apocalyptic desert, talking to himself? ” Hear ” “Rain or Shine”” now below..

Young Fathers is ‘G’ Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi and Kayus Bankole. The three men are each named after their fathers—a unifying bond for a band that pushes against the binds of definition. They are hiphop and punk, rock and pop, and anything else you want to label them as, but really, they are none and all of these. They released one of the most original albums of 2014 with DEAD, which won them the 2014 Mercury Prize—the UK’s highest honor for an album. DEAD included single “GET UP,” performed by the group on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last summer. The mesmerizing performance was their U.S. late night debut, bringing their lauded live show into U.S. homes for the first time.

Young Fathers plan on returning to North America for a headline tour this spring.

Young Fathers Tour Dates

Apr 09 Boston, MA – Great Scott
Apr 10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Apr 11 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
Apr 12 Washington, VA – Rock N Roll Hotel
Apr 14 Raleigh, NC – Kings
Apr 15 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell Stage)
Apr 16 New Orleans, LA – Republic
Apr 17 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
Apr 18 Dallas, TX – Trees
Apr 19 Austin, TX – Parish
Apr 21 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
Apr 22 San Diego, CA – Casbah
Apr 24 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Apr 25 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Apr 29 Portland, OR – Holocene
Apr 30 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
May 01 Victoria, BC – Distrikt
May 02 Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 05 Boise, ID – Neurolux
May 06 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
May 07 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
May 08 Lincoln, NE – Vega
May 09 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
May 10 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
May 13 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
May 14 Nashville, TN – Exit In
May 16 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Fest

White Men Are Black Men Too – Track Listing
01 – Still Running
02 – Shame
03 – Feasting
04 – 27
05 – Rain Or Shine
06 – Sirens
07 – Old Rock n Roll
08 – Nest
09 – Liberated
10 – John Doe
11 – Dare Me
12 – Get Started

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