Posted in music | tour dates on January 16, 2012

Dev Hynes w/ CANT @ Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more)
Dev Hynes

Blood Orange, aka the R&B-leaning solo project of Dev Hynes aka Lightspeed Champion (ex-Test Icicles), was in Australia for a couple shows earlier this month, possibly losing some of his equipment along the way. "I want to go home. I love NYC," the NYC-via-the-UK musician wrote on his Tumblr after reporting a theft last week (bummer!).

Though slightly more rare lately, there have been plenty of chances to catch Blood Orange around town since Dev started using that name in 2009. Apparently none of them have been headlining shows though because Dev will play his first headlining Blood Orange show in the city at Glasslands on February 25. Tickets are on sale now.

Dev released Coastal Grooves, his Chris Taylor co-produced debut LP for his Blood Orange moniker, last year. You can buy it on eMusic and watch the video for album single "Sutphin Boulevard" below. The "Dinner" 7" is still on sale now at Chris' Terrible Records, though they note: "FEW MORE LEFT. HOT." Listen to that single below too.

In other news, Dev and Pharrell Williams have been producing the new album for Solange Knowles (who recently became an aunt).

"Dev was a complete surprise, his role changed substantially throughout the process," Solange says of the singer-songwriter who's written for Florence and the Machine, the Chemical Brothers and more. "It's very rare that you work with someone with whom you have this creative chemistry, it's almost like a relationship. You have a sort of musical love affair." [Billboard]
The new album will be released sometime this year.

Blood Orange video/songs below...

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Dinner by Blood Orange

Blood Orange - "Sutphin Boulevard"

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Comments (6)

Orange you glad I didn't say banana!

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 11:59 AM

Name so close to the band Blood Oranges.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 3:12 PM

What's going on Monday?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 11:31 PM

Eleanor Friedberger album of 2011 from Merge Records is underratted and under the radar.
We love her album at www.ChestnutRadio.com

Posted by Ralph Rizzo | January 17, 2012 9:25 AM

huge fan of blood orange.

Posted by jordon | August 7, 2013 9:44 PM

I like blood orange.

Posted by jordon | August 8, 2013 2:54 PM

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