Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Little Dragon announce tour dates + share Mikky Ekko remix

photo by: Jordn Weissman
Little Dragon is excited to announce new fall North American tour dates. Following their appearance at FYF Fest in Los Angeles and Northcoast Festival in Chicago, the band will be hitting 10 different cities including stops in Mexico City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. To coincide with this tour date announcement, Little Dragon is sharing a remix of their single "Pretty Girls" by singer/producer Mikky Ekko. Check out the new tour dates, and stream the remix below. 

LISTEN: Little Dragon - "Pretty Girls" (Mikky Ekko Remix) - 

8/7/14 - Flow Festival - Finland
8/8/14 - Oya Festival - Norway
8/9/14 - Way Out West - Sweden
8/16/14 - Summersonic - Tokyo
8/19/14 - Oxford Art Factory - Sydney, AUS
8/20/14 - Corner Hotel - Melbourne AUS
8/22/14 - Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA *
8/23/14 - FYF Fest - Los Angeles, CA
8/27/14 - Vogue - Vancouver, BC  *
8/28/14 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA *
8/30/14 - Northcoast Festival - Chicago, IL
8/31/14 - Moody Theatre (ACL Live) - Austin, TX +
10/8/14 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ 
10/11/14 - Corona Capital Festival - Mexico City, MX 
10/13/14 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA  #
10/15/14 - Echostage - Washington, DC #
10/16/14 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY #
10/17/14 - Newport - Columbus, OH #
10/19/14 - The Ready Room - St. Louis, MO #
10/21/14 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO #
10/22/14 - The Complex - Salt Lake CIty, UT #
10/24/14 - Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA #
10/26/14 - Life is Beautiful Festival - Las Vegas, NV
11/17/14 - Corn Exchange - Brighton, UK
11/18/14 - The Institute - Birmingham, UK
11/19/14 - O2 Academy - Bristol, UK
11/21/14 - Met - Leeds, UK
11/22/14 - Albert Hall - Manchester, UK
11/23/14 - O2 ABC - Glasgow, UK
11/27/14 - O2 Academy Brixton - London, UK
11/29/14 - O2 Academy - Oxford, UK 

* w/ Dâm-Funk
# w/ Shy Girls
+ Octopus Project

Little Dragon
Nabuma Rubberband
Out Now
Loma Vista Recordings
1. Mirror
2. Klapp Klapp 
3. Pretty Girls
4. Underbart
5. Cat Rider
6. Paris
7. Lurad
8. Nabuma Rubberband
9. Only One
10. Killing Me
11. Pink Cloud
12. Let Go

More about Little Dragon:

Gothenburg's Little Dragon has steadily grown from being the biggest underground secret to international acclaim after four successful albums and touring all over the world. Their energetic live set and unique recording process has made fans out of some of the biggest names in music including Pharrell Williams, Questlove, and OutKast. Gaining popularity among such tastemakers led to collaborations with artists like Big Boi, The Gorillaz, Future, and SBTRKT. The release of Little Dragon's fourth album, Nabuma Rubberband, is the culminating moment in their career after years of building a grassroots fan-base.

Musically inspired by the more experimental pockets of Prince's back catalogue, club culture and the vintage Janet Jackson slow jams Yukimi used to listen to wandering around Gothenburg during the unrelenting winter, Nabuma Rubberband has a different feel to previous Little Dragon albums. "When you put some of Janet's really slow stuff on you feel like you're floating," Yukimi explains. "That feeling really influenced me and maybe that's why there are quite a lot of slow jams on the record. In the past we've been a bit self-conscious about making slow jams after 'Twice'. Then we wanted to make dance music which we did with Machine Dreams and then Ritual Union still had a dance vibe, but with this album it wasn't about that. The intention was about whatever we felt strongly about."

Yukimi Nagano, Erik Bodin, Fred Wallin and Håkan Wirenstrand make up Little Dragon, the zeitgeist band that blend strands of R&B, electronic and indie into beautifully and meaningfully crafted songs. Over the course of three critically-lauded albums, Little Dragon have established themselves as a band keen to never rest on their laurels - constantly prodding and playing with the boundaries of their sound. Nabuma Rubberband, the band's most dynamic album yet was released on 5/13/14 via Loma Vista Recordings.

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