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Check ‘Em Out: Tattoo Money

“For those unfamiliar with Tattoo, he’s an artist to watch. He approaches Hip Hop with an alternative, almost indie perspective that gives his sound a unique feeling.” – EARMILK

“The startling track, both intimate and anthemic, could perhaps best be described as feminist-folk-rap.” – BlackBook

Brooklyn-based, alternative hip-hop artist and songwriter, Tattoo Money, announces his debut untitled EP. The lyric driven EP was inspired by his surrounding world, using only one guitar, one synth and a drum machine. Untitled is due out August 11th, 2017.

Today, Tattoo Money shares his latest video, “Caffeine On An Empty Stomach” via EARMILK, who uncovered the deeper meaning of the video and track, stating, “Throughout the video, different groups attempt to put Tattoo into a stereotypical box. Whether it’s Timberlands or a bottle of Hennessey, groups try and force products onto the emcee as if he should accept them because of his looks. As the video goes on, he runs away from all of these forces before confronting them with his music at the finale.” Last month, lead single, “Black Girl Magic,” premiered on BlackBookwho stated, “The startling track, both intimate and anthemic, could perhaps best be described as feminist-folk-rap.”

Tattoo Money (also known as Pete Armour) was born in Brooklyn before hipsters, bike lanes and artist lofts. Hip-hop was at the core of his upbringing. but Armour’s treasured music collection always included rock bands, such as Cold War Kids, Avenged Sevenfold and Arctic Monkeys. Playing around with the dichotomy of growing up in Brooklyn during the hip-hop golden age, and being into rock and metal, Tattoo Money is an authentic fusion of modern youth culture, creating something new out of a distinct variety of influences.

For Tattoo Money, fitting in has never been part of the agenda, nor was it attainable.

“When I showed up to play hip hop shows they always thought I was an R&B singer. When I show up to play at rock shows (with a guitar on my back, mind you) I always get asked if I’m DJ’ing.”

Tattoo Money writes songs about relationships. Relationships of all kinds – with lovers, exes, friends, enemies and his relationship with New York City. Performed live, these songs aren’t just his songs, these songs become everyone’s songs. The energy transferred in the room between the crowd and the performer is what Tattoo Money feeds off of – for him, it’s all about vibes and connection. With a focus on narrative, Tattoo Money’s minimalist instrumentation and style drives focus to the meaningful stories and personal experiences within the music. EP tracks such as “Black Girl Magic” and “Caffeine On An Empty Stomach” display Tattoo Money’s way of incorporating his personal hardships into meaningful change. The first track hopes to uplift black women and the future of amazing black women during this difficult time, while the second hopes to push beyond the boundaries of black stereotypes.
UNTITLED – TRACKLISTING

01. Caffeine On An Empty Stomach
02. Barrington Levy
03. Levels
04. Black Girl Magic
05. Liars

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New EP Coming From Cold War Kids

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Listen: Cold War Kids – “Pine St.”

Cold War Kids announce the release of ‘Tuxedos’, a digital EP available September 17th through Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings. The six-song collection includes two previously unreleased tracks,  “Romance Languages #2” and  “Pine St.”, as well as covers “Aeon” (Antony and the Johnsons) and “You Don’t Come Through” (The Band). ‘Tuxedos’ also features the self-titled original album track and an alternative version of “Bottled Affection” from their April 2nd release, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.

“Fits and starts of brilliance on the first three records, Cold War Kids have hit their stride and locked into a very intense groove for the fourth,” says Esquire Magazine. NME adds, “(Dear Miss Lonelyhearts) has gone back to the sort of idiosyncratic weirdness that made us fall for them in the first place.”  Relix states, “There’s a natural flow to the songs on this disc … a complexly drawn collection. And that blues sensibility you always liked best about them is happily still there.”

Tuxedos

Tuxedos:

  1. Tuxedos
  2. Aeon
  3. Bottled Affected (Cathedral Version)
  4. Romance Languages #2
  5. Pine St.
  6. You Don’t Come Through

Cold War Kids Tour Dates

  • August 15 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
  • August 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas *
  • August 17 – Denver, CO – Cultivate Festival
  • August 18 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre *
  • August 19 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre *
  • August 21 – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Cain’s Ballroom *
  • August 22 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Amphitheater *
  • August 23 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall *
  • August 24 – Columbus, OH – CD 102.5 Summerfest
  • August 31 – Edmonton, AB – Sonic Boom
  • September 1 – Calgary, AB – X-Fest
  • September 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
  • September 21 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum Theatre *
  • September 22 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre *
  • September 26 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
  • September 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall *
  • September 28 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall*
  • September 29 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue *
  • October 18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
  • October 19 – Philadelphia, PA  – Union Transfer *
  • October 21 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
  • October 22 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
  • October 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
  • October 26 – Richmond, VA – The National *
  • October 29 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theatre
  • October 30 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt
  • October 31 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
  • November 1 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
  • November 2 – Chicago, IL – The Vic
  • November 4 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
  • November 5 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
  • November 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

* with Papa

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Video: Cold War Kids – “Loner Phase”

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On the heels of a successful spring tour, Cold War Kids have extended their headlining North American tour by adding summer dates kicking off today at Plush in St. Louis, MO. Fall tickets will be available via http://www.coldwarkids.com. Pre-sale tickets will be available tomorrow, with the public on-sale beginning June 7th. See below for itinerary.

Cold War Kids have also released a video to accompany “Loner Phase,” an infectious song from their fourth studio album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, released April 2nd on Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings. Consequence of Sound says, “Loner Phase, is chock-full of classic CWK. While bobbing basslines and snappy drums line the track up nicely with the band’s earlier work, there are distinct signs of the aforementioned growth.”

“Fits and starts of brilliance on the first three records, Cold War Kids have hit their stride and locked into a very intense groove for the fourth, ” says Esquire Magazine. NME adds, “(Dear Miss Lonelyhearts) has gone back to the sort of idiosyncratic weirdness that made us fall for them in the first place.” Relix states, “There’s a natural flow to the songs on this disc … a complexly drawn collection. And that blues sensibility you always liked best about them is happily still there.”

Cold War Kids tour dates *Canadian dates are bolded

  • June 3 St. Louis, MO Plush
  • June 8 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
  • June 9 New York, NY Governors Ball Music Festival
  • June 11 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
  • August 15 San Diego, CA House of Blues
  • August 16 Las Vegas, NV Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • August 17 Denver, CO Cultivate Festival
  • August 18 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
  • August 19 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
  • August 21 Tulsa, Oklahoma Cain’s Ballroom
  • August 22 Austin, TX Stubb’s Amphitheater
  • August 23 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
  • August 31 Edmonton, Canada Sonic Boom Festival
  • September 1 Calgary, Canada Sonic Boom Festival
  • September 19 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
  • September 21 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum Theatre
  • September 22 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
  • September 26 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
  • September 29 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
  • October 18 Boston, MA House of Blues
  • October 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
  • October 24 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
  • October 26 Norfolk, VA The National
  • October 29 Charlottesville, VA The Jefferson Theatre
  • October 30 Athens, GA 40 Watt
  • October 31 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
  • November 1 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall

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Brand New: Stream Cold War Kids “Miracle Mile”

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Cold War Kids are excited to announce the release of their fourth studio album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, on April 2, 2013 via Downtown Records (and via MapleMusic Recordings in Canada). In anticipation of the release, the band is currently streaming the album’s engaging lead single, Miracle Mile.

Stream: Cold War Kids – “Miracle Mile”

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts came to life at the band’s San Pedro, CA studio space. They enlisted new guitar player, Dann Gallucci (Murder City Devils, Modest Mouse) and Lars Stalfors to produce.   “We were shaken up, ready to let certain songs go further than before by trying new styles and arrangements, while keeping others sparse and caring more about the finished product and less about how we got there,” says lead singer Nathan Willett.

The band will release trailers, from the making of their record, each week leading up to April 2nd. Trailers 1 and 2 are available now on their website. They truly encapsulate the energy that Cold War Kids bring to their live performances and it are those performances which remain the heart of the band.

Current confirmed tour dates are listed below:

  • February 15           Pappy & Harriet’s Palace – Pioneertown, CA
  • February 16           SLO Brewing Company  – San Luis Obispo, CA
  • February 21           The Observatory  – Santa Ana, CA
  • February 22           Cellar Door  – Visalia, CA
  • February 23           SOHO Music Club  – Santa Barbara, CA
  • March 8                 The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
  • March 9                 Tricky Falls  – El Paso, TX
  • March 11               Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
  • March 13               Clive Bar  – Austin, TX
  • April 3                    Gothic Theatre  – Englewood, CO
  • April 4                    Slowdown – Omaha, NB
  • April 5                    First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
  • April 6                    Metro – Chicago, IL
  • April 9                    Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
  • April 10                  Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
  • April 11                  9:30 Club – Washington, DC
  • April 12                  Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
  • April 13                  Webster Hall – New York, NY
  • April 15                  Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
  • April 16                  Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
  • April 17                  The Masquerade –  Atlanta, GA
  • April 24                  Batacian – Paris, France
  • April 27                  Plaza – Zurich, Switzerland
  • April 29                  Flex – Vienna, Austria
  • April 30                  C-Club – Berlin, Germany
  • May 16                   Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
  • May 17                   Vogue Theatre  – Vancouver, BC
  • May 18                   Crystal Ballroom  – Portland, OR
  • May 23                   Regency Ballroom  – San Francisco, CA
  • May 24                   Henry Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
  • May 25                   Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
  • May 1                     Paradiso  – Amsterdam, Holland
  • May 2                     Gebaeude 9 – Cologne, Germany
  • May 6                     Pumphuset – Copenhagen, Germany
  • May 7                     Grunspan  – Hamburg, Germany
  • May 9                     Forum – London, UK
  • May 10                   Ritz  – Manchester, UK

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