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

on July 18, 2016, 10:20am

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.

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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