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Danny Brown has named his new album Atrocity Exhibition after the Joy Division song

And yes, he knows it's also the title of a linked stories novel

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    Detroit rapper Danny Brown has always been one to dip his toes into a variety of genres. That’s how he ended up working with the likes of Clams Casino and The Avalanches, and saying that his latest album is inspired by Talking Heads. Now he’s decided to display his vast palette right on the cover of that new LP by naming it after a Joy Division song.

    Atrocity Exhibition takes its name from the opening track of the English rock band’s sophomore record, Closer. And before you ask, yes, Brown is well aware that Joy Division actually borrowed the song’s title from author J. G. Ballard’s 1970 experimental novel.

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    There’s no word yet on when the long-awaited follow-up to Brown’s 2013 release, Oldmight drop, but you can watch the video for lead single “When It Rain” below.

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    Update: Danny Brown has also announced a vast stretch of North American tour dates dubbed “The Exhibition 2016” tour. Check those dates below.

    Danny Brown 2016 Tour Dates:
    09/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
    09/15 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
    09/16 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
    09/17 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
    09/18 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    09/21 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon
    09/22 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
    09/23 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
    09/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
    09/27 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
    09/28 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
    10/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
    10/02 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
    10/04 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
    10/05 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
    10/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
    10/07 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
    10/08 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
    10/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency
    10/12 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
    10/14 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
    10/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
    10/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
    10/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
    10/18 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
    10/20 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
    10/21 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
    10/23 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
    10/25 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans
    10/26 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
    10/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
    10/28 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
    10/29 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    10/30 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
    11/01 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Springs
    11/02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
    11/03 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
    11/04 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
    11/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

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