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Early Album Stream: Latyrx – The Second Album

Listen To Latyrx’s New Album Now Via Pitchfork Advance Before Album Release Next Tuesday, November 5th


Critical Praise:

“Bay Area alt-rap heroes return ahead of the long-delayed The Second AlbumSPIN

“Get excited, y’all”PotholesInMyBlog

The Album:

Next Tuesday, November 5th, experimental rap duo Latyrx will release The Second Album, their first release since 1998’s Muzzaper’s Mixes EP.  The renowned experimental hip-hop duo, made up of MCs Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker, grew from the Bay Area Solesides collective of the 1990s, which also included DJ Shadow and future members of Blackalicious. While the two emcees have both achieved considerable solo success, The Second Album marks the duo’s first full-length album release since the critically-acclaimed, 1997 release The AlbumThe release features appearances from members of  tUnE-yArDs, Anticon, Living Colour, and The Decemberists as well as Busdriver, Forrest Day, 1-O.A.K. The project will be released on Latyrx’s own Latyramid label.

Following yesterday’s kickoff of the first leg of The Second Album World Tour with rap duo Skins & Needles, Latyrx has partnered with Pitchfork Advance to give fans a chance to stream The Second Album in full.

Stream the album here: http://pitchfork.com/advance/285-the-second-album/

Pre-order The Second Album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-second-album/id703040114?ls=1

LATYRX (Lyrics Born and Lateef) featuring Skin and Needles

THE SECOND ALBUM WORLD TOUR – 1st leg (2nd leg will continue in 2014)

To buy tickets: http://latyrxauthentic.com/?page_id=33

11/01 – Top Hat – Missoula, MT – tickets
11/02 – Zebra Lounge – Bozeman, MT – tickets available at door
11/03 – Railyard – Billings, MT – tickets
11/04 – Neurolux – Boise, ID – tickets
11/05 – State Room – Salt Lake City, UT – tickets
11/08 – Boomer’s – Laytonville, CA – tickets available at the door
11/09 – Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA – tickets
11/14 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR (w/ Vursatyl of Lifesavas & Tope) – tickets
11/15 – Domino Room – Bend, OR – tickets available at the door
11/16 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA – tickets
11/20 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA (w/ Forrest Day, DJ Aaron AxelsEn & hosted by The Gift of Gab & Chief Xcel of Blackalicious) – tickets
11/21 – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA – tickets

Please contact Michelle or Dan if interested in talking with members of Latyrx.

Latyrx Background:

Latyrx is the alternative hip-hop duo of rappers/producers Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truth Speaker. Rooted in the Bay Area Solesides collective of the 1990s, which also included DJ Shadow and future members of Blackalicious, the duo released their seminal The Album in 1997 to critical acclaim. They quickly followed up with the Muzapper’s Mixes EP in 1998, which produced the notable, boundary-pushing and feminist-affirming track “Lady Don’t Tek No.” Both went on to numerous solo projects and collaborations with other artists before reuniting to work on their long-awaited follow up, The Second Album, which is due out November 5th.    

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The Second Album Pitchfork Advance stream: http://pitchfork.com/advance/285-the-second-album/


Bio, photos, and A/V streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/latyrx/