Los Angeles producer Henry Laufer, aka Shlohmo, returns this week with two big pieces of news: He’s signed on with renowned label True Panther (Real Estate, Delorean, Girls), and shared a brand new song called “Emerge From Smoke”.
While the Ryan Hemsworth affiliate is mostly known for his syrupy, oftentimes straight-up erotic, electronic bangers, this latest track finds Shlohmo adopting a more brooding, industrial direction. Here, he seems to unleash the wrath of a hundred storms as shadowy, serpentine meanderings give way to the harsh crackle of what sounds like mangled guitar riffs. As intoxicating as his past trap-style numbers were (see “Bo Peep (Do U Right)” and “No More”), “Emerge From Smoke” represents a new and exciting horizon for the beatsmith.
Listen in below.
In support, Shlohmo’s announced a lengthy 2015 North American tour, whose dates can be found below.
Shlohmo 2015 Tour Dates:
03/31 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
04/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
04/03 – Austin, TX @ Parish
04/04 – Houston, TX @ Fitz
04/05 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
04/06 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic
04/08 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
04/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
04/11 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/12 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
04/14 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
04/15 – Montreal, QC @ SAT
04/16 – Toronto, ON @ Hoxton
04/17 – Chicago, IL @ Concorde Music Hall
04/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Plush
04/22 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
04/24 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
04/26 – Portland, OR @ Branx
04/29 – Arcata, CA @ The Arcata Theatre
04/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
05/02 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club
05/03 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
05/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda