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Black Pumas - “The Breakout Band of 2019” (NPR) - Release Debut LP

Black Pumas - "The Breakout Band of 2019" (NPR) - Release Debut LP

Release New Video For “Black Moon Rising” and Announce Extensive US + European Tour Dates Including NYC, LA + More

Watch “Black Moon Rising”: https://bit.ly/2XZt2Tm

Today, Black Pumas — deemed “the breakout band of 2019” by NPR’s Here & Now — release their “perfectly realized” (The Guardian) self-titled debut album on ATO Records. A collaboration between 28-year-old busker-turned-frontman Eric Burton and Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada, the album marks a landmark year for the burgeoning Austin-based group, who’ve gone from local phenomenon to a tour-de-force that’s winning over fans on both sides of the Atlantic.

Watch the ‘70s horror movie-inspired new video for “Black Moon Rising” — the winner of Song Of The Year at the 2019 Austin Music Awards — over at Clash, who call it “a slick, stylish counterpoint to Black Pumas’ potent vision”: https://bit.ly/2XZt2Tm

After making their name during a residency at C-Boys in Austin that quickly became “the hottest party in town” (Austin-American Statesman) on the back of Burton’s “whirlwind of movement and gesture” (Chicago Tribune), Black Pumas have emerged not only as a live juggernaut but an incredibly capable and creative studio band. Across 10 tracks, the band brings together woozy Ghostface Killah instrumentals, Motown rhythms, and the introspective grandeur of dusty highway folk-rock to create what Uncut calls “a soul explosion.”

Read a great feature on Eric Burton's rise from busker to "the Black Pumas' mighty hammer" in The Austin Chronicle: https://bit.ly/2Y9t7E8

Today, the band also announces an extensive series of tour dates throughout the rest of the year, including dates in New York, Los Angeles and throughout Europe. This follows their recent European tour opening for The Heavy. Full dates below.

 

Praise for Black Pumas:

“A debut so perfectly realized by the standards they’ve set themselves that you wonder what could possibly come next.” — The Guardian

“Few artists seem to tap the collective unease of the national moment quite like Austin’s Black Pumas...never missing a beat is the tireless, charismatic energy of singer Eric Burton.” — Rolling Stone

“So much more expansive than retro soul...sounds like a record that The Black Keys would do with Marvin Gaye.” — NPR Music

“Wu-Tang Clan meets James Brown…radiates soul at a wattage that may not be exactly street legal.” — KCRW

“Staggering…the world does indeed need Black Pumas and their message right now.” — MOJO

“The Austin favorites need to be seen to be appreciated…(Burton’s) presence on stage is robust, a whirlwind of movement and gesture.” — Chicago Tribune

“The breakout band of 2019.” — NPR Here & Now

”Exemplifies idiosyncratically modern soul…a staunch force as fresh as it is compelling.” — Hypebeast

“Soulful, psychedelic, amazing.” — NPR Alt.Latino

“They've already established hometown hero status thanks to their electric live shows…soul music that draws fresh inspiration from folk, hip-hop, and psychedelic music.” — Pigeons & Planes

“A soul explosion.” — UNCUT

“Brooding and cinematic soul…an LP that unfurls like a puma stalking its prey.” — Austin Chronicle

“The hottest party in town. This is the show your music nerd friend who knows what’s up said you have to check out.” — Austin-American Statesman

 

Black Pumas Tracklist:

Black Moon Rising

Colors

Know You Better

Fire

Oct 33

Stay Gold

Old Man

Confines

Touch The Sky

Sweet Conversations

 

Tour Dates:

6/28 - The Kessler Theater - Dallas, TX

6/29 - Crystal Bridges - Bentonville, AK

7/2 - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI

7/4 - Drake Hotel - Toronto, ON

7/5 - Festival International de Jazz de Montreal - Montreal, Canada

7/6 - Festival D'Été De Québec - Quebec, Canada

7/7 - Nectar's - Burlington, VT

7/10 - Spirit - Pittsburgh, PA

7/11 - WTMD First Thursday Festival - Baltimore, MD

7/12 - The Basement - Columbus, OH

7/13 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY

7/14 - 3rd and Lindsley - Nashville, TN

7/16 - The Raccoon Motel - Davenport, IA (sold out)

7/17 - 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN

7/18 - Shitty Barn - Spring Green, WI (sold out)

7/19 - Space - Evanston, IL (Chicago)

7/20 - El Club - Detroit, MI

7/23 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA

7/27 - Lincoln Center (Out of Doors Festival) - NYC

7/29 - Mercury Lounge - NYC

8/23 - Mohawk - Austin, TX

9/7 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA

9/11 - The Southern - Charlottesville, VA

9/12 - U Street Music Hall - Washington, D.C.

9/13 - StageOne - Fairfield, CT

9/14 - Iron Horse - Northampton, MA

9/18 - The Foundry - Fillmore Philly - Philadelphia, PA

9/20 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY

9/21 - Sea.Hear.Now. Festival - Asbury Park, NJ

9/23 - Barley's Tap Room - Knoxville, TN

9/25 - Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO

9/26 - Pygmalion Music Festival - Urbana, IL

9/27 - Growlers - Memphis, TN

10/9 - Blue Light Live - Lubbock, TX

10/11 - Globe Hall - Denver, CO

10/14 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT

10/18 - Neumos - Seattle, WA

10/19 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR

10/22 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA

10/24 - Lodge Room - Los Angeles, CA

10/25 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA

10/26 - Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ

10/27 - 191 Toole - Tucson, AZ

11/7 - Le Fuzz'yon - La Roche-sur-Yon, France

11/8 - La Boule Noire - Paris, France

11/9 - Aghja - Ajaccio, France

11/10 - Le Plan - Ris-Orangis, France

11/12 - Frannz Club - Berlin, DE

11/13 - Helios 37 - Cologne, DE

11/15 - Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, BE

11/16 - Cinetol - Amsterdam, NL

11/17 - Le Grand Mix - Tourcoing, France

11/19 - The Louisiana - Bristol, UK

11/20 - Dingwalls - London, UK

11/21 - YES (The Pink Room) - Manchester, UK

11/22 - Audio Glasgow - Glasgow, UK

11/23 - The Grand Social - Dublin, IE

 

Black Pumas On The Web:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblackpumas/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblackpumas/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/blackpumasmusic

For more information, contact James Rainis at Shore Fire Media, (718) 522-7171