Atmosphere have shared a Side B to their new album WORD?, which is set to be released on October 8th. Tracks on WORD? Side B include “Strung” [feat. Musab], “Sleepless” [feat. Nino Bless] and the single “Clocked.” WORD? will also feature guest performers such as the late MF DOOM, Evidence, Aesop Rock, Sa-Roc, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Nikki Jean and more.
While watching “Clocked,” produced and directed by the team at 1Light Films, Slug is seen running a carwash, wearing coveralls with a name patch reading, “Sean.” While the SUV is going through the tunnel, Slug delivers a foreboding performance from outside, that tells an ominous tale of what has happened in the SUV.
During “Clocked,” producer Ant’s euphonic thrum waxes and wanes as Slug captivates listeners right from the intro, “Once upon a time, there was a young boy…” that has razor-sharp snares, warm fleshy basslines and a resonant melody, that fans will notice has strong hints of Atmosphere’s nascent years within this cautionary tale about time.
Atmosphere has also started a tour with Cypress Hill on August 8th in Irving, TX and will be going to 17 more stops. They will also be joined by special guest Z-Trip, who will play before and between headliner sets while the two bands switch headlining during the tour. The final performance will be in Colorado at the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 28th. Tickets at the moment are still being sold via rhymesayers.
Also Atmosphere has a headlining performance scheduled in Fargo, ND at Fargo Brewing (Outdoors) on Sept 11, with long-time friend and collaborator Murs, plus Haphduzn and Hydroe. They will also be performing at the Cali Roots Baja Sessions later this year in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and have a spot to perform at in the Cali Roots Festival in Monterey, CA in 2022.
WORD? Side B Tracklist:
- Strung (feat. Musab)
- Sleepless (feat. Nino Bless)
REMAINING TOUR DATES w/ CYPRESS HILL & Z-TRIP:
August 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Expo NM Creative Arts Lot
August 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium West Parking Lot
August 14 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater
August 15 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheater
August 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Craig Ranch Amphitheater
August 19 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre
August 20 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
August 21 – Spokane, WA – Riverfront Park Pavilion
August 22 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park
August 25 – Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
August 26 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center-Amphitheater
August 27 – Sandy, UT – Rio Tinto Stadium Plaza
August 28 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
TOUR DATE w/ MURS & HAPHDUZN:
Sept 11 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Brewing (Outdoors)
Photo credit: Sharon Alagna