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Odd Future forms Odd Future Records

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    Despite woos from Hova and Diddy, California hip hop collective Odd Future have decided to partner with Sony’s independent off-shoot, RED, and form their own record label, Odd Future Records. The deal will cover the group and its various side-projects.

    Billed as an independent distribution and artist development company, RED works with acts from a number of labels, including ATO, Frenchkiss, FADER, Fat Wreck, tbd Records, Victory Records, and Fat Possum.

    Speaking of the deal in an issued statement (via Rap Radar), the group’s manager, Chris Clancy, said the following:

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    “It’s based on getting the distribution deal we’ve always envisioned that allows the group to “sign  themselves” to their own company and keep their masters. They will have 100% creative control of all aspects of their music, art, and release schedule with no 3rd party participation in outside business. Freedom and ownership was the whole point. Red and Sony know that its in everyone’s best interest to maintain the group’s authenticity and control. They built it, they deserve it. There’s no cheesy hooks or fluorescent liquor product placements in the works..  It’s about to be fun.. and different.. “

    Odd Future’s Mellowhype side-project was already set to release a reissue of BlackenedWhite via Fat Possum. Tyler, the Creator’s sophomore LP Goblin hits stores May 10th via XL Recordings.

    Update: Odd Future have also announced a European tour. Find all confirmed dates below.

    Odd Future 2011 Tour Dates:
    04/29 – London, UK @ Village Underground
    04/30 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    05/05 – Paris, FR @ Social Club
    05/06 – Berlin, DE @ Casstopeia
    05/12 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
    05/13 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
    05/15 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
    05/16 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
    05/18 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
    05/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
    05/25-29 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
    06/29-07/01 – Arendal, NL @ Hove Festival
    06/30-07/03 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    06/30-07/03 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/01-03 – Malsaucy, FR @ Les Eurockéennes
    07/08-11 – Naas, IE @ Oxegen
    07/17 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
    08/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ HARD Festival
    08/13-14 – Osaka and Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic
    08/26-28 – Reading and Leeds, UK @ Reading and Leeds Festival

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