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Anti-Pop Consortium Announce Fall US Tour

The four men better known to the world as Anti-Pop Consortium – Beans, M. Sayyid, High Priest, and Earl Blaize, are bringing their futuristic brand of hip-hop back to the people in a series of shows across the US this fall, including a coveted slot at this year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in New York. Their new album, Fluorescent Black (out October 6th on Big Dada), is yet another step beyond what anyone else in hip-hop is doing right now – a feat that they seem to have accomplished with every album, from their debut Tragic Epilogue (2000) to their monumental benchmark album Arrhythmia (2002). The bands live show is the stuff of legend, having toured with a diverse array of artists such as Radiohead, DJ Shadow, Public Enemy, Stereolab, The Faint, Prefuse 73 and more. Don’t miss these dates!


“Fluorescent Black…shows the quartet as inventive as ever. Fans of canned club rap beats and self-aggrandizing lyrics are advised to look elsewhere.” – SPIN.COM

“One of the best surprises of the summer.” – PITCHFORK

Tour Dates:
9/12/09 MONTICELLO, NY ATP FESTIVAL
9/29/09 NEW YORK, NY SANTOS (CD RELEASE PARTY)
10/1/09 CLEVELAND, OH GROG SHOP
10/2/09 CHICAGO, IL EMPTY BOTTLE (CD RELEASE PARTY)
10/3/09 DETROIT, MI PIKE ROOM
10/6/09 PHILADELPHIA, PA SILK CITY
10/7/09 BALTIMORE, MD TALKING HEAD
10/8/09 BOSTON, MA GREAT SCOTT
10/10/09 WASHINGTON, DC ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL
10/11/09 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA IS LOUNGE
10/12/09 CHAPEL HILL, NC LOCAL 506
10/13/09 RICHMOND, VA CANAL CLUB

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Anti-Pop Consortium Return With Fluorescent Black

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Six years after they parted ways to pursue separate projects, Anti-Pop Consortium have reunited and recorded their fourth album Fluorescent Black, slated for release October 13th on Big Dada Recordings. APC, who took hip-hop by surprise with their 2000 debut, Tragic Epilogue, proceeded to make a name for themselves as one of the genre’s premiere boundary-pushers with Shopping Carts Crashing (2000) and cemented their status as luminaries with Arrhythmia (2002), say they reunite enriched by the time apart. “We’re grown men,” says Anti-Pop’s Beans. “So our acceptance of our differences has allowed to bring all that more magic to the table. We’re stronger now and the music is better for it.”

When Anti-Pop Consortium’s Beans, M. Sayyid, Earl Blaze, and High Priest parted ways in 2002 to pursue other projects, they left a gap in hip-hop no other group was entirely prepared to fill. 2002’s Arrhythmia was proof enough that if any other group of MCs could match the collective’s left-field adventurousness or their lit-caliber lyrical dexterity, none had produced a record that both pushed the envelope with experimentation and made heads nod. As Dusted Magazine put it, Arrhythmia “throws down the gauntlet to the rest of indie hip-hop – yeah, it’s one thing to spit complex vocabulary like a thesaurus, but how about you make your music move?” Anti-Pop Consortium disbanded shortly after the record was released and nearly seven years later the challenge posed to hip-hop by Arrhythmia remains largely untouched. With Fluorescent Black, APC return to continue push boundaries and challenge their contemporaries.

Download “Capricorn One” from Fluorescent Black here: (link)

“As a reaction to the watered-down R&B regurgitation of mainstream hip-hop, APC are an unparalleled, post-modern music force to be reckoned with in any context.” – ROLLING STONE

“APC continue to blow minds and fuck up those neat little categories we music journalists and record stores rely on” – XLR8R

“APC lay waste to any lingering notions that hiphop and radical electronic experiments occupy different camps… It isn’t anticon or mush crews that will unite the two camps; it’s these three sonic geniuses.” – URB

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