Alt-hip-hop duo/siblings The Knux recently parted ways with Interscope Records, less than a year after the release of their album Eraser. The pair is celebrating their newfound career independence with KTWN. The self-described “sonic short” (not quite an EP, yet longer than a single) is named after Los Angeles’ Koreatown, where the boys previously lived, and serves as an ode to “their homegrown, back-to-basics new music”.
The first single from KTWN is called “Animal”. Backed by a familiar sample of vintage horns infused with a jangly guitar hook, the brothers further demonstrate a return to fundamentals with more straight-forward displays of wordplay (“We down the whole bottle/Mulatto/Half Italian, the shit’s smooth like gelatto”).
KTWN will be released sometime this fall. Around that time, the duo will also head out on the road, and you can check out the full schedule below.
The Knux 2012 Tour Dates:
08/10 – Portland, OR @ Berbatis *
08/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
08/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
08/18 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic
08/19 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic
08/24 – Paris, FR @ Festival Rock en Seine
08/25 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/26 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/28 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
08/30 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
08/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortliebs *
09/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Shadow Lounge *
09/02 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe *
09/04 – Detroit, MI @ Shelter *
09/05 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas *
09/06 – Ames, IA @ Machine Shop *
09/08 – Denver, CO Larimer Lounge*
09/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
09/11 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux Lounge *
* = w/ Champagne Champagne