Premiere: Oddisee Announces ‘The Odd Tape’ Instrumental LP w/ “No Sugar, No Cream”

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Premiere: Rise And Grind w/ Oddisee's "No Sugar, No Cream"

In just the last year alone, DMV dynamo, Oddisee, has treated us to heaps of visceral vibrations, leaning heavily on the jazz, soul and funk canons, bending them through his supremely innovative lens to forge something new and infectiously odd. Last week, he snuck out the lush (and free!) surprise EP, Alwasta (which is still getting all of the burn,) but today, we have the pleasure of announcing that yet another Oddisee project will drop with anvil-like force by spring’s end. On May 13th, he’ll drop The Odd Tape; a 12-track instrumental album that cycles through a-day-in-the-life like nothing you’ve heard before. Imagine a round-the-clock sonic sojourn with Oddisee as your guide and devoted curator.

The announcement doesn’t come without a gift. He’s also shared a taste of the new project today with the release of “No Sugar No Cream”; a lush and lovely banger to usher in those first moments of the day, anchored by dashing drum work, a subterranean low-end and warbled synth chords, all wreaking of triumph. Rise and grind with Oddisee’s “No Sugar No Cream” below and pre-order your copy of The Odd Tape on iTunes or Bandcamp today. Be sure to catch the feels live and direct, as he embarks upon a sprawling US and European tour this May in support of the record, the dates for which are listed just under the player.

Tour Dates:
5/3/2016 Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA
5/6/16 Mainstage – Morgantown, WV
5/7/16 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
5/8/16 Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC
5/11/16 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
5/13/16 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/14/16 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
5/15/16 Side Bar – Tallahassee, FL
5/16/16 Parish @ HOB – New Orleans, LA
5/20/16 Foundry at SLS – Las Vegas, NV
5/21/16 El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
5/22/16 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
5/24/16 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
5/26/16 The Independent – San Francisco, CA
5/30/16 Sasquatch Festival – Seattle, WA
6/4/16 Bunbury Festival – Cincinnatti, OH
6/12/16 Northside Festival – Brooklyn, NY
6/25/16 Glastonbury Festival – Pilton, UK
6/27/16 O2 Academy – Oxford, UK
7/7/16 Les Ardentes Festival – Leige, Belgium
7/8/16 North Sea Jazz Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands
7/9/16 Open Source Festival – Dusseldorf, Germany
7/10/16 Cactus Festival – Bruges, Belgium
7/16/16 Melt! Festival – Gräfenhainichen, Germany
7/19/16 Valkhof Festival – Nijmegen, Netherlands
7/23/16 Hip Hop Open Festival – Vienna, Austria
7/27/16 Blue Balls Festival – Lucerne, Switzerland
7/29/16 Appletree Gardens Festival – Diepholz, DE
7/30/16 Stuttgart Festival – Stuttgart, DE

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