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Big Black Delta shares muscular new track “Steer the Canyon” — listen

on March 09, 2016, 4:10pm

In April, Mellowdrone frontman Jonathan Bates will release a new solo album as Big Black DeltaTrágame Tierra sees collaborators like Kimbra and Debbie Gibson helping to bolster Bates’ muscular take on ’80s synthpop. After premiering lead single “Kid Icarus”, Bates has shared a new track called “Steer the Canyon”.

It’s a thunderous mountain run of a track, drum machines pounding the path for a boisterous bit of nu wave. Synths seem to explode like land mines as Bates’ vocals barrel over the massive instrumental assault. “Gonna grow old in California,” he sings in one of the more surprisingly tender moments. “Gonna grow old and never see it through/ And we called him/ And we called him with our love.” Take a listen below (via Idolator).

Trágame Tierra, the follow-up to Big Black Delta’s 2013 self-titled debut, arrives April 22nd.

Big Black Delta has also revealed a solid string of May tour dates that will take him all across North America. Check out the itinerary below.

Big Black Delta 2016 Tour Dates:
05/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
05/03 – Dubuque, IA @ The Venue
05/04 – Kansas City, MO @ Middle Of The Map Festival
05/05 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
05/06 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
05/08 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall (Canadian Music Week)
05/09 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
05/10 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
05/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
05/13 – Boston, MA @ Cafe 939
05/14 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow
05/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
05/16 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
05/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
05/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
05/20 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
05/22 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
05/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
05/27 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
05/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
05/29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

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