Rapper/producer Oddisee will return with To What End(Outernote Label) on January 20, his first full length album since 2017’s The Iceberg. Long celebrated as a deep-thinking emcee that delivers a masterclass in lyricism over production often influenced with the Go-Go music of his Prince George’s County, MD roots, on To What End Oddisee explores human ambition, posing the question: “how far are you willing to go, and why?” The album was recorded over the past year - one of the most challenging he’s had to make - in marathon, all-night sessions in his Bed Stuy studio. Oddisee also just launched a 27-date North American full band tour that includes Webster Hall in New York City on December 15 and concludes in Washington, D.C. at the 9:30 Club. See below for the full itinerary.
The Arcs have announced their return with Electrophonic Chronic, a new studio album coming out January 27 through Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound. The group's first full-length release since 2015's critically-lauded Yours, Dreamily, the new album was co-produced by The Arcs' Leon Michels and Auerbach, and largely recorded with their bandmate Richard Swift before his untimely passing in 2018. Musically, Electrophonic Chronic was born from the band's mutual obsession with recording and crate-digging, taking in a wide range of inspirations including vintage soul, old school garage and the space age pop of the 1960s.