pretty lights talib kweli conan

Pretty Lights, the electronic-soul alias of Derek Vincent Smith, took to Conan to perform “Around The Block” with assistance from a large band that included Talib Kweli, brooklyn duo Break Science, and Soulive guitarist Eric Kranso. The track comes from his recently released new album entitled A Color Map Of the Sun. As in his past material, he found brilliant ways to cook up a blend of hip-hop, soul, and electronica. The fiery performance serves as a preview to PL’s forthcoming tour, which is his first backed by a live band. Talib spits a verse and serves as a hypeman while Pretty Lights leads the band through some bass heavy good-time funk. Continuing his trend of making all of his records available for free, the new album can be downloaded via www.prettylightsmusic.com as well as purchased via iTunes or as two physical CD’s. Check out PL’s tour dates and watch the footage below.

Pretty Lights Fall 2013 Tour Dates

October 10 Kansas, MO—The Midland by AMC
October 11 St. Louis, MO—Chaifetz Arena
October 12 Nashville, TN—Illumination @ Greer Stadium
October 13 TBA—Surprise Performance
October 16 Auburn, AL—Outdoor Arena
October 18 TBA—Surprise Performance
October 19 TBA—Surprise Performance
October 22 Columbia, SC—Township Auditorium
October 23 TBA—Surprise Performance
October 24 Atlanta, GA—Tabernacle
October 25 Atlanta, GA—Tabernacle
October 26 Las Vegas, NV—Life Is Beautiful
October 27 Asheville, NC—Mountain Oasis
October 29 TBA—Surprise Performance
October 30 Amherst, MA—Mullins Center
October 31 Albany, NY—Times Union Arena
November 1 Camden, NJ—Susquehanna Bank Center
November 2 Wallingford, CT—Oakdale Theatre
November 3 TBA—Surprise Performance
November 7 Detroit, MI—Masonic Temple
November 8 Chicago, IL—TBA
November 9 Chicago, IL—TBA
November 10 Chicago, IL—TBA
November 13 Louisville, KY—Palace Theatre
November 14 Milwaukee, WI—Eagles Ballroom
November 15 Lincoln, NE—Pershing Center
November 16 St. Paul, MN—Myth
November 17 Fargo, ND—Concert Hall at The Venue
November 20 Missoula, MT—Adams Center
November 21 Spokane, WA—Knitting Factory
November 22 Seattle, WA—Showare Center
November 23 Portland, OR—Memorial Coliseum
November 27 Reno, NV—Summit Pavilion

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