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DOWNLOAD: Sweet Valley - "Suzuka 9 Hours" (MP3)

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Wu-Tang Clan member GZA, who recently performed his album Liquid Swords in NYC, has just put together a pretty amazing tour. He's taking out underdog rapper of the year Killer Mike, Sweet Valley (aka the new beat project by main Wavves dude Nathan Williams and his brother Joel [aka Kynan]), and Bear Hands (who are currently on a tour with Fort Lean which hit NYC last week).

That tour kicks off in Buffalo this September and ends with a NYC show on October 18 at Irving Plaza, which is part of CMJ. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check Livenation for updates. All dates on the tour are listed below.

For Nathan and Joel Williams' Sweet Valley project, the tour will double as a support run for their debut beat tape, Stay Calm, which is due out on August 7 via Fool's Gold. You can stream two tracks from that release, "Malibu Games" and "Suzuka 9 Hours," below, the latter of which you can also download above. Nathan Williams will also be joining GZA on stage at the shows, and you may remember that it won't be the first time that Nathan and GZA unite.

A list of all dates and streams below...


Sweet Valley - "Suzuka 9 Hours"

Sweet Valley - "Malibu Games"

GZA -- 2012 Tour Dates
09/14 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom *
09/15 Toronto, Ontario Soundstage *
09/16 Detroit, MI St. Andrews *
09/17 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar *
09/18 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop *
09/19 Chicago, IL Metro *
09/20 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue *
09/22 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall *
09/25 San Francisco, CA Fillmore *
09/26 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades *
09/28 Santa Ana, CA Observatory *
09/29 Los Angeles, CA El Rey *
09/30 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up *
10/02 Phoenix, AZ Marquee *
10/18 New York, NY Irving Plaza (CMJ) *

* with Killer Mike, Sweet Valley, Bear Hands



Comments (15)

dang that's a surprisingly good lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:39 PM

Geezer needs little white pricks on his line up?

Posted by ME | August 1, 2012 3:42 PM

i bumped into gza on 1st ave at like 8:00 this morning outside of east village radio, small world

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:47 PM

I've seen Wavves open for no less than 4 great headliners, and every time, he was fucking terrible. Kudos to him for tackling an entirely new genre with which to underwhelm in a live environment!

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:53 PM

gza should know better that he should run the fuck away from anything that has to do with waves. complete dreck.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:58 PM

Wavves is making beats now? Yikes. Stick to what you know, kid, like weed grinders and such.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 4:21 PM

Yup. Just checked out those Sweet Valley tracks and they are certifiably terrible. Sounds like something a rich NYU undergrad kid made in 15 minutes on Ableton to try to pass himself off as a "producer".

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 4:23 PM

I mean I know Nathan had/has a hip hop blog and he's down and all...but that doesn't mean he can make good beats. Judging by the two tinny ones posted above, a serious fail!

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2012 12:47 PM

gza should know better that he should run the fuck away from anything that has to do with waves. complete dreck.

Posted by mubawab | August 5, 2012 12:34 PM

WTF is GZA doing with these assclowns?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2012 1:36 PM

I hope this collaboration works. Best of luck to Nathan and GZA. Just hope they don't forget to wear their grillz. They will be alright, as long as they keep on smiling.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2012 5:21 AM

I hope so too.

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