Our friends from Australia, Hiatus Kaiyote, are preparing to release their sophomore album, Choose Your Weapon, on May 5. Based on what the world has heard after their By Fire EP that they dropped last year, this next album should be a doozy, fully worthy of all the attention and praise their debut album, the Grammy-nominated Tawk Tomahawk, garnered. They just released the first single from the new album, “Breathing Underwater” this week. Give it a listen after the jump.
Also, the band is hitting the road and touring the US this spring, starting off with a bunch of shows in Austin at SXSW. Check them out if they’re heading your way.
Mar 18 Austin, TX – KCRW at The Parish*
Mar 19 Austin, TX – YouTube at Copper Tank Brewing Co.*
Mar 20 Austin, TX – Aussie BBQ at Brush Square Park*
Mar 20 Austin, TX – Sound Sessions at The Tap Room*
Mar 21 Austin, TX – Okayplayer at Bungalow*
May 05 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
May 07 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
May 08 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
May 09 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
May 11 Chicago, IL – Double Door
May 12 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
May 14 Boulder, CO – The Fox Theatre
May 17 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
May 19 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
May 20 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
May 21 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
May 22 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues Voodoo Room
May 23 Las Vegas, NV – Insert Coin(s)
May 26 Austin, TX – The Parish
May 27 Dallas, TX – Trees
May 29 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
May 31 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Jun 03 Providence, RI – The Met
Choose Your Weapon, the upcoming album from Hiatus Kaiyote, is out May 5th on Flying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.