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Shlohmo Premiers New Track ‘Emerge From Smoke’

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Shlohmo Premiers New Track ‘Emerge From Smoke’

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It has been a quiet year for Shlohmo. Apart from a collaborative EP with Jeremih way back in February and a standout production credit on Banks’ somewhat underwhelming debut, we haven’t heard much from the WeDidIt kingpin. Fortunately, it seems as if he’s been saving his best for last, with an early Christmas present in the form of new song “Emerge From Smoke.”

The track represents a new and darker direction for the LA producer. Menacing synth blips and portentous bass are filtered through Shlohmo’s trademark haze, falling somewhere in between a John Carpenter theme and a warped 8-bit video game soundtrack. Hypnotic and unsettling, “Emerge From Smoke” may have come too late for Halloween, but that doesn’t make it any less scary.

A new sound isn’t the only thing that Shlohmo fans should be excited about. He’s also signed to renowned label True Panther (home to King Krule, Teengirl Fantasy and Cloud Nothings) and just announced a 24-date North American tour for 2015, his first time ever performing with a fully live setup. Stream the track and check out the dates below.

Shlohmo 2015 LIVE TOUR DATES

Mar 31 – Casbah – San Diego, CA

Apr 1 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ

Apr 2 – El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM

Apr 3 – Parish – Austin, TX

Apr 4 – Fitz (Upstairs) – Houston, TX

Apr 5 – Trees – Dallas, TX

Apr 6 – Republic – New Orleans, LA

Apr 8 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.

Apr 9 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA

Apr 11 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY

Apr 12 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

Apr 14 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT

Apr 15 – SAT – Montreal, QB

Apr 16 – Hoxton – Toronto, ON

Apr 17 – Concorde Music Hall – Chicago, IL

Apr 18 – Plush – St. Louis, MO

Apr 22 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO

Apr 24 – Neumos – Seattle, WA

Apr 26 – Branx – Portland, OR

Apri 29 – The Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA

Apr 30 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA

May 2 – The Catalyst Club – Santa Cruz, CA

May 3 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA

May 7 – The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA