11/09: Santa Cruz: Catalyst Atrium
11/10: San Diego: Soda Bar
11/12: Mesa, AZ: Underground
11/13: Los Angeles: Resident
11/09: Santa Cruz: Catalyst Atrium
11/10: San Diego: Soda Bar
11/12: Mesa, AZ: Underground
11/13: Los Angeles: Resident
EAST COAST MINI TOUR w/ @CESCHIRAMOS
11/4: HAMDEN, CT: The Ballroom*
11/5: BOSTON, MA: Great Scott
11/6: PHILLY, PA: Voltage Lounge
11/7: BROOKLYN, NY: Knitting Factory
All shows ALL AGES (except Boston 18+)
I'M COMING BACK BABY!
*no Ceschi on Hamden show.
14.09 _ DK _ Copenhagen _ Vega
15.09 _ DE _ Bremen _ Lila Eule
16.09 _ DE _ Darmstadt _ Golden Leaves
18.09 _ CZ _ Melnik _ Pivni bar Nem Medved
19.09 _ CZ _ Broumov _ Club Eden
20.09 _ PL _ Warsaw _ Chrmury
21.09 _ DE _ Dresden _ Altes Wettbüro
22.09 _ DE _ Rostock _ Peter Weiss Haus
23.09 _ DE _ Hamburg _ Reeperbahn Fest
26.09 _ DE _ Nuremberg _ K4
27.09 _ CH _ Winterthur _ Kraftfeld
28.09 _ TBA _
29.09 _ TBA _
30.09 _ DE _ Dortmund _ Way Back When
(📸: @marcoweimar, can you find me in the party?)
Really excited two things!
1. As you can see from above, I am finally returning to Canada on tour!
2. I just put out a new song with the big homie Factor Chandelier! The song "The Dirtbike" is based on a dream i had about finding a dirtbike in Syria.
Both are available, with all the info thanks to the fine folks at EXCLAIM!!
give it a look, and a listen:
If you know me, or my music, chances are, you know Harpoon Larry.
Harpoon Larry (or as he is more commonly known: Brock Cummings), has been by my side since day one. At first as my roommate, then as my tour mate, then as my manager, and all the while, as my best friend. If you haven't met Brock directly, than you have, at the very least bought merch from him at a show. For over 15 years, Brock has been rolling by my side, and without a doubt, the biggest supporter and advocate of me, and my work. It is not hyperbole when i say, that i would NOT have a career, tours, albums, fans, ANYTHING...if it were not for Brock. He was the first person to push me to pursue music as more than a hobby, and the dude has been there every step of the way to pick me up when i fall, help me build on my dream, and have my back through everything.
Without "Harpoon Larry"...there is no "Astronautalis"
And, after years of supporting me and my work, Brock is taking the first big step in pursing his own dream...to be a professional Disc Golfer. For as long as i have known Brock, he has played disc golf. He was the first person to introduce me to the sport back in 2000 (i think?). We would walk B.B. Owen Park in Dallas, smoking a joint, and carrying a 12 pack of Tecate, while we got faded, and hucked discs in the Texas heat. Since then, i have watched what started out like a walking kegger, slowly evolve into a passion, and eventually a full fledged obsession for Brock.
Long gone are the days of drinking and tossing discs in the rough, now i see Brock stretching daily, working on form, learning about flight paths, and spending every minute of the time he has off from supporting me, out on the disc golf course, honing his skills. So this year, as a 40th birthday present to himself, after years of competing quite successfully as an amateur, Brock has decided to go pro. While we both take a much needed break from the road, i'll be working on music, and he'll traveling to as many tournaments as possible, and hopefully competing in this year's European Open in Finland. To raise money for this dream, Brock has launched a line of "Harpoon Larry Signature Discs" and T-shirts, featuring an amazing design by our dear friend Andrew McAlpine!
If you play disc golf, you will see that these discs are the real damn deal, pressed up in a variety of great molds from Discmania and Innova, in amazing color ways. If you don't play disc golf, you should give it a try, it is a really wonderful sport, with courses all around, and...i mean...look at how awesome these look!
Aside from all of that, it doesn't matter if you are a avid disc golfer, or this is your first time hearing about the sport, if you love my music, just remember, it would literally not exist if it were not for everything Brock has done for me. And after years and years of his working tirelessly to help me pursue my dream, i think it is high time will all show him some love, and help Harpoon Larry out, in pursuit of his own.
-All discs are $25, shipped, in a box, with a free Innova mini included as well!
-All shirts are $20 (plus S&H) and are printed on 100% cotton, with eco-friendly water based inks.
-All proceeds go to helping out the hardest working man in showbiz, pursue his wildest dreams.
CLICK ON STORE OR RIGHT ABOVE THIS POST TO COP THEM THANGS AND HELP A MAN LIVE THE DREAM!
January 12th 2017 _ UAE _ Dubai _ Bad House Party
January 17th 2017 _ CZ _ Usti Nad Labem _ Činoherní Studio
January 18th 2017 _ DE _ Berlin _ Cassiopeia
January 19th 2017 _ DE _ Leipzig _ Conne Island
January 20th 2017 _ DE _ Heidelberg _ Halle 02
January 21st 2017 _ DE _ Muenster _ Gleis 22
January 22nd 2017 _ NL _ Arnheim _ Willemeen
January 25th 2017 _ UK - Manchester _ Gullivers
January 26th 2017 _ IE _ Dublin _ Whelans
January 27th 2017 _ UK _ Derby _ Hairy Dog
January 28th 2017 _ UK _ London _ Oslo
January 31st 2017 _ BE _ Antwerpen _ Trix
February 1st 2017 _ DE _ Koblenz _ Circus Maximus
February 02nd 2017 _ CH _ Bern _ Roessli Reitschule
February 3rd 2017 _ CH _ Baden _ One Of A Million Festival
February 4th 2017 _ DE _ Schorndorf _ Manufaktur
February 7th 2017 _ AT _ Dornbirn _ Spielboden
February 8th 2017 _ DE _ Neunkirchen _ Stummsche Reithalle
February 9th 2017 _ DE _ Munich _ Feierwerk
February 10th 2017 _ CZ _ Tabor _ Orion
February 11th 2017 _ HU _ Budapest _ Duerer Kert
February 13th 2017 _ SK _ Kosice _ Tabačka Kulturfabrik
February 14th 2017 _ SK _ Trencin _ Bio Luč
February 15th 2017 _ CZ _ Brno _ Kabinet Müz
February 16th 2017 _ CZ _ Koprivnice _ Katolicky Dum
February 17th 2017 _ PL _ Wroclaw _ Club Firley
February 18th 2016_PL_Warsaw _ Club Kuturalna
February 21st 2017 _ CZ _ Pardubice _ Divadlo 29
February 22nd 2017 _ CZ _ Plzen _ Papirna
February 23rd 2017 _ CZ _ Prague _ Lucerna Music Bar
February 24th 2017 _ RU _ Moscow _ 16 Tons
February 25th 2017 _ RU _ St. Petersburg _ Gestalt Club
Sep 07: The Aquarium - Fargo, ND #
Sep 08: Icon Lounge - Sioux Falls, SD #
Sep 09: Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL #
Sep 10: The Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI #
Sep 12: Blue Moose Tap House - Iowa City, IA #
Sep 13: The Hi-Fi - Indianapolis, IN #¥
Sep 15: The Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH #
Sep 16: Pike Room at The Crofoot - Pontiac, MI #
Sep 17: Rumba Cafe - Columbus, OH #¥
Sep 18: Studio at Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY #
Sep 20: Higher Ground - South Burlington, VT #Æ
Sep 21: Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME #Æ
Sep 22: Fete Music Hall - Providence, RI #
Sep 23: Great Scott - Allston, MA #Æ
Sep 24: 3S Artspace - Portsmouth, NH #Æ
Sep 25: Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA #
Sep 27: Ballroom at the Outer Space - Hamden, CT #
Sep 28: Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY #Æ
Sep 29: Wonder Bar - Asbury Park, NJ # Æ
Sep 30: World Cafe Live - Wilmington, DE #
Oct 01: DC9 - Washington, DC #
Oct 02: Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD %
Oct 03: The Camel - Richmond, VA %
Oct 05: V Club - Huntington, WV %
Oct 06: Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC %
Oct 07: Tin Roof - Charleston, SC
Oct 08: The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA %₽
Oct 10: Will's Pub - Orlando, FL %₽
Oct 11: Churchill's Pub - Miami, FL %₽
Oct 12: The Orpheum - Tampa, FL %₽
Oct 13: Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL %₽
Oct 14: Trim Tab Brewing Co - Birmingham, AL %₽
Oct 15: 12 & Porter - Nashville, TN %₽
Oct 17: Proud Larry's - Oxford, MS %₽
Oct 18: Zanzibar - Louisville, KY %₽
Oct 19: The Firebird - St Louis, MO %₽
Oct 20: The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE %₽
Oct 21: The Vanguard - Tulsa, OK %₽
Oct 22: The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS %₽
Oct 24: Stickyz Rock n Roll Chicken Shack - Little Rock, AR %₽
Oct 25: The Parish Room at House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA %₽
Oct 26: The Studio at Warehouse Live - Houston, TX %₽
Oct 27: Paper Tiger - San Antonio, TX %₽
Oct 28: The Kessler - Dallas, TX %₽
Oct 29: The Sidewinder - Austin, TX %₽
Oct 31: Sister - Albuquerque, NM #
Nov 01: Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO #
Nov 02: Gryphon Theater - Laramie, WY #
Nov 03: Marquis Theater - Denver, CO #
Nov 04: Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT #
Nov 05: The Bunkhouse - Las Vegas, NV #
Nov 06: Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ
Nov 08: The Casbah - San Diego, CA #
Nov 09: The Wayfarer - Costa Mesa, CA #
Nov 10: Saint Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA #
Nov 11: The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA #
Nov 12: Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA #
Nov 13: The Catalyst - Atrium Santa Cruz, CA #
Nov 15: Barbosa - Seattle, WA #
Nov 16: Doug Fir - Portland, OR #
Nov 17: Reef - Boise, ID #
Nov 18: Eagle's - Ballroom Bozeman, MT #
Dec 02: Koot's - Anchorage, AK
Dec 08: The Republik - Honolulu, HI
Dec 17: Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
At midnight last night, the album came out at, and debuted at #8 on itunes hip hop, and #57 on itunes over all. By the time i woke up in the morning, we had passed damn near everyone, on the hip hop charts and a ton of big names on the main charts, and now we are holding steady at #3 on Hip Hop and #28 on itunes all over all!
Last i checked, we were at #23 for hip hop in the UK, #11 for hip hop in Russia, and #1 for hip hop and #3 over all in the Czech Republic!
I am so proud of how this has climbed in america, and even more proud to see how it has climbed in other countries.
This record was written all over the world, about my adventures all over of the world, and it really means a lot to me, to see people supporting my work, all over the world.
It is a nerve wracking thing at times, to be an artist for a living, and i can't explain to you the kind of affirmation i get from seeing so many people riding for me.
Thank you for all you do for me, for me letting me get to do this for a living, and for being the beautiful and kind people you are.
Now...LET'S FUCKING BEAT DRAKE!
OR HIT UP YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL MUSIC STORE, OR MY MERCH BOOTH, AND COP THEM THANGS!
After the way you guys came through on that MTV voting a few weeks ago, (80,000-90,000 VOTES?!) it got me to thinking.
I thought about when my last album came out, and debuted at #19 on iTunes hip hop and I watched all day, as it climb up the charts to #9...all because of y'all. People wrote me, saying they bought my album just to see it go up the charts, people who never buy stuff from itunes, and people who bought my album MULTIPLE TIMES...just because they wanted to see me win.
I thought about so many conversations i have had with you guys, online, at the merch booth, in the street, and even in the middle of the GAT DAMN dance floor at 5AM, during the Prince memorial dance party at first ave last week! Having total strangers come up to me, and tell me, what a song of mine, or an album of mine means to them. Or how it helped them get through a rough patch, or how a couple fell in love to my song, or met at my show, or walked down the aisle to "oceanwalk"...it means the world to me.
You guys have given me SO MUCH over these years, rode SO HARD for me, and supported me, my music, my friends, given me a platform to stand on, and always taken the time to listen to my records, as i bounced through genres, and styles, and grown into the artist i am today.
After i did some thinking, i got talking with my labels, and my team, and we all agreed, that we were tired of waiting, and tired of making you guys wait, and you guys have been so good to me, that we thought, "Fuck it! Let's give it to 'em early!"
So, as a small token of our appreciation for everything you have done, from now, until its release on May 13th, we are going to make my new album available to stream for free, from my soundclound.
This album is a big step for me, as an artist, and a human, and honestly, i think it is the best thing i have ever made. And it would have never have been possible for me to make this record, to live this life, to see the things i have seen, to tell these stories...if it wasn't for y'all.
So thanks, for the support, for showing me your world, for sweating, and for singing your god damned lungs out at so so so many shows. This is going to be an exciting year, an exciting release, and this is just the beginning.
I am so happy that you guys are here, to be apart of it all.
My first time in New Orleans was in the spring of 2006, six months to the day after Katrina hit. A couple of my dear friends had made plans a year before to get married in the Crescent City, and, despite logic and all good sense, they remained undeterred. Even after hell and high water had come to Louisiana.
Now, I am from Florida, i have seen Hurricanes, but i have never seen anything like that, even six months after the storm had come and gone. Beyond the simple difficulty of trying to navigate and city with no street signs or stop lights (without a GPS or a smart phone), there was far more shocking scenes of destruction, none more shocking than the miles and miles of destroyed cars that had been intentionally deposited, and organized under the elevated highway of interstate 10. Cop cars crushed flat, a stretch limousine filled with mud, and ambulances with high water marks. It was a truly overwhelming, and unsettling symbol for everything that city had been dealing with. Yet, through all of this destruction, you saw people working, struggling, and fighting to get their lives back, to build their homes back, and in the case of the happy couple, start their life together, despite the forces outside themselves, working against them.
Years later, i found myself in an old Slovak mining town called Čadca, which didn't need a hurricane to bring it to it's knees. The mines took care of that when they went bust years before. But, when i got a Facebook message from some guy named "Twiggy" asking me to play a show there, I, of course, said yes. They cleared out the top floor of a coffee shop, set up a little PA, and folks packed into that little sweat box and got the fuck down! This isn't the kind of show you take for the money, prospects are low in rural Slovakia, and folks are more inclined to scrape their euros together for Beer and Tatransky Caj (a local liquor made of herbs)...not merch. And who could blame them? And still, despite an economy collapsing under them, and a town declining around them, people came out, danced, drank, sang, made out, made do, and made the best of what they had.
Later, on that same tour, (or perhaps the next one? They blur together sometimes) we were booked to play a show in a really legendary squat in Bern, Switzerland called the "Dachstock". The Dachstock has been putting on shows in it's main room (which holds 2000 people) since 1987, in addition to the small room, the cultural center, the restaurant, and the artist housing, it is quite an astounding compound...and it is entirely illegal. Think of the nicest big venue in your town, and the Dachstock probably has better sound, a better paid staff, and takes far better care of their artists, and again, IS ENTIRELY ILLEGAL. To an American, this seems impossible to conceive, and so naturally i was full of questions. Which i dumped on the club's front of house engineer after soundcheck was finished. I asked her if the government has ever tried to shut them down, to which she casually replied, "Ja, every few years, some politician will send the cops to try and stop us".
"Well, what do you do?!" I asked, naively.
"We lock them out", she responded, as plain as can be.
Realizing, i was already looking like a dumb American, and there was no point in trying to cover my tracks, i doubled down, and asked, "Well what do they do, when you lock them out?"
"Most of the time, they get bored, and they go home, sometimes they try to come in"
"And when they try to come in?"
"We fight them!", she said in a tone, that translated in any language as "DUH!"
Coming from America, at a time when established, iconic venues in Seattle, and Austin, where getting shut down because of gentrification and condo expansion, the idea that a club would not only ignore the protests of the city officials, but repeatedly fight the cops to keep their doors open, and WIN?! All of this because they want to keep outsider music and art thriving in an otherwise, very conservative city. This is was nothing short of mind-blowing.
The more i tour, the more I travel, the more i see things like this, people working against, or around, the large forces pushing them down. People sidestepping the rules, ignoring their kings, killing their masters, and instead of running to the arms of their gods for help or comfort, they are running away. They don't let the size of the storm drown them, or the depth of the void swallow them whole, and the cops don't have weapons strong enough to crush them. Everywhere i go, i see people who are undeterred, unwavering, and in turn unstoppable in their relentless pursuit of a full and happy life.
And that is the most inspiring thing i have ever seen.
HERE WE GO FOLKS!!! PRESALE IS ON!
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First off, how about that damn music video?! Is that the best post-apocalyptic public access show of all time or what?! Shout out to the homies P.O.S, Sims, KT, Monty Montana, and Sophia for riding through hell with me! Shout out to Harry from Beasthead for loaning us that beautiful 1980 Chevy LUV, and his mechanic for getting it back up and running! Extra mega thanks to Matt Visionquest for letting us set up shop in his garage, Jensen for braving the mailbox duty, and the biggest shout out to Isaac Gale for being one the best directors and filmmakers in all the land! I highly suggest you watch that thing on a big screen in HD, so you can catch all of the dumb little details hidden in there. (Like, Stef's bunt)
Oh...but you thought we was DONE?!
We released that insane video to announce the release of "The SIKE! EP"! A nice little collection of tunes that i am really proud of, but for one reason or another, couldn't quite make fit on the album itself. Starts out with "SIKE!", then moved into Lazerbeak produced "Papillion", followed by "Interbellum" (thanks to Animal Collective for letting Amati & ICETEP sample them for that beat!), and closing out with one of my personal favorite tracks from the album sessions (still bummed i couldn't find a place for it on the record), the southern marching band ode to catharsis made by me and the don B.J. Burton, "You Know What It Is!". Tie the whole thing together with three remixes of "SIKE!" done by three of my favorite producers out there: Subp Yao, GodDamnChan, and Bird Peterson. HEAT!!!
You can of course download/stream the EP at all of your favorite digital music providers:
But if you really want something cool, you might want to cop one of these VERY LIMITED EDITION SIKE! cassettes released through SideOneDummy:
HOW DOPE IS THAT!? ONLY 300 MADE! DON'T SLEEP ON THESE YA NERDS!:
You didn't think we would announce all of this rad shit and not have a tour to celebrate, RIGHT?
We have a quick couple of runs to get touring for the new album started off right...and if you don't see your hood on here, don't worry, this is just the beginning!
SO MUCH MORE TO COME: NEW MUSIC, MORE DATES, MORE VIDEOS, MORE AWESOME!
(click on the shows tab above for tickets and info)
MAY 05 - Chicago, IL: Schuba's
MAY 06 - Madison, WI: Majestic Theater
MAY 07 - Detroit, MI: The Loving Touch
MAY 11 - New Haven, CT: BAR
MAY 12 - Philadelphia, PA: Boot & Saddle
MAY 13 - Boston, MA: Great Scott
MAY 14 - Brooklyn, NY: Rough Trade
MAY 15 - Washington D.C.: DC9
MAY 18 - Vienna, AT: Arena
MAY 19 - Budapest, HU: Dürer Kert
MAY 20 - Bratislava, SK: A4
MAY 21 - Zilina, SK: Stanica
MAY 23 - Köln, DE: Studio 672
MAY 24 - Dortmund, DE: Sissi King Kong
MAY 25 - Berlin, DE: Badehaus Szimpla
MAY 27 - Dresden, DE: Groovestation
MAY 29 - Nuremberg, DE: K4
MAY 31 - Amsterdam, NL: Sugarfactory
JUN 02 - London, UK: Water Rats
JUN 03 - London, UK: Water Rats
JUN 06 - Seattle, WA: Barboza
JUN 07 - Portland, OR: Mississippi Studios
JUN 09 - Oakland, CA: Oakland Metro
JUN 10 - Los Angeles, CA: The Satellite
JUN 11 - Fullerton, CA: Slidebar
JUN 17 - St Paul, MN: Turf Club
JUN 18 - Minneapolis, MN: 7th St Entry
JUL 08 - Trencin, CZ: Pohoda Fest