By: Anand Harsh
Behold the word that's ice cold. Thriftworks is following up the announcement of his latest album Low Speed High Drag with the news that he's hitting the road hard in February and March on a tour of the same name.
Jake Atlas released a whopping triple album (Fade / Fader / Fadest) at the end of 2014, and continued his upward trajectory through 2015 with a series of high-profile tours and festival sets. Kicking off the year strong, Thriftworks has yet to reveal the actual drop date, but the month of February has been promised.
Teasing the new album, yesterday Atlas revealed "Juanito's Patience," a shimmering, low-slung ballad, which blends far out hip-hop sensibilities with pan-Asian flutes and subtle string work. Kevin Reirson makes an appearance on the bass, which adds to the rich warmth of the cut.
While avant garde by any normal measure, this might be the hookiest, most accessible Thriftworks tune in recent memory, which may foreshadow some big crossover success.
The tour itself kicks off at the end of February in Minneapolis, and stretches across the midwest and into the eastern seaboard by early March. A few early season festivals dot the dates like newcomer Fractal Beach, a return to Serenity Gathering, and Head for the Hills in Texas at the end of the month. It was announced earlier this week that Thriftworks will also be playing Bassnectar's new Bass Center blowout in July at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO.
Stay on the lookout for additional dates, and more teases from Low Speed High Drag. It's chilly in here.
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