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Pretty lights new album a color map of the sun
Pretty lights new album a color map of the sun

Pretty Lights x Talib Kweli - "Around The Block" Live on Conan

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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 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