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Nosaj Thing announces new album, Parallels, shares lead single “All Points Back to U” — listen

Plus, the Los Angeles-based producer announces a run of North American tour dates

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    Nosaj Thing has announced a new album dubbed, Parallels. Due September 8th from Innovative Leisure, the LP follows Los Angeles-based producer Jason Chung’s 2015 LP, Fated

    Parallels isn’t actually the album Chung intended to release. During a tour stop in Houston two years ago, all of his equipment was stolen. Amongst the gear were hard drives with three years worth of work, none of which were backed up. “I lost everything,” Chung said in a press release. “I was definitely shook, but I’m glad it happened. It was the slap in the face I needed to get me to up my work ethic and quality control.” The shake up allowed him to explore new creative paths as he found himself happier and healthier than ever before. He explained,

    “My previous records reflected the anxiety of living inside my own imagination. For Parallels, I went outside of that: It’s all about trying new things, creating new worlds. In the past year, I faced up to my own internal struggles and became more social. This allowed me to jump styles and genres — exploring different emotions and sounds beyond what I’d done before. I’d make something ambient and cinematic, and then create a dancefloor beat, along with a broken hip-hop groove — and then try to make them work together.”

    As a first listen to the 10-track effort, Nosaj Thing has shared lead single, “All Points Back to U”. The track is a low bubbling haunter filled with paranoia and condemnation. Steve Spacek of English electronica act Spacek provides the sinister yet restrained vocals, singing, “Everyone I ask, it’s the same, so there’s only one conclusion/ Look at it from my point of view and there’s really no confusion/ It all points back to you.” Take a listen below.

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    Parallels Tracklist:
    01. Nowhere
    02. All Points Back To U (feat. Steve Spacek)
    03. Form
    04. How We Do (feat. Kazu Makino)
    05. U G
    06. Get Like
    07. TM
    08. Way We Were (feat. Zuri Marley)
    09. IGYC
    10. Sister

    In support of the new record, Nosaj Thing has announced a run of summer and fall North American tour dates. Find his schedule below.

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    Nosaj Thing 2017 Tour Dates:
    08/30 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
    08/31 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
    09/01 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
    09/02 – Reno, NV @ Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel
    09/05 – Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo
    09/06 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar
    09/07 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
    09/08 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
    09/09 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge
    09/11 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
    09/12 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
    09/13 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina
    09/14 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Center
    09/16 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
    09/18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
    09/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
    09/20 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
    09/21 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
    09/22 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
    09/23 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon
    09/30 – Darlington, MD @ Luna Light Music & Arts Festival
    10/02 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
    10/03 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
    10/04 – Asheville, NC @ New Mountain Theatre
    10/05 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
    10/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
    10/08 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
    10/10 – Miami, FL @ Bardot
    10/11 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
    10/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge
    10/13 – Memphis, TN @ 1884 Lounge
    10/14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ ACO @ UCO Performance Lab
    10/17 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
    10/18 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
    10/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
    10/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
    10/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom

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