by Andrew Sacher
Pictureplane at BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, Pictureplane is going on a US tour this spring with Crystal Castles, but first will be in New Haven, CT at Toad's Place tonight (4/12) for a show with Mykki Blanco, Beat Culture and Oberhofer (who has upcoming NYC shows).
After returning home from that tour, he'll play show at Santos Party House on May 16 with another rapper, Antwon, whose album End of Earth features some production by Pictureplane. Tickets for what should be a pretty great show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.
Pictureplane also just released a new track, "Pure War." In his words, "the song is really about waging a war. a pure war against the war that is waged on us everyday.
reclaiming yourself." It's one of the heaviest tracks Pictureplane has ever done, with dark, booming synths that will translate really well on the dancefloor. And while tracks like "Real Is A Feeling" have already proved Pictureplane as a strong vocalist, there's a newfound conviction in his vocals in this song that arguably tops anything he's done to date.
The track will apear on the video game soundtrack for Injustice: Gods Among Us, along with tracks from Killer Mike (listen below), Minus the Bear (listen below), Depeche Mode, The Faint, and others.
All Pictureplane dates are listed, along with all song streams below...
Pictureplane - "Pure War"
Killer Mike - "Villain"
Minus the Bear - "Walk On Air"
Injustice: Gods Among Us Soundtrack Tracklist:
1. Rise Against - Sight Unseen
2. AWOLNATION - THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT
3. Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends
4. Minus the Bear - Walk on Air
5. Depeche Mode - Angel
6. Pictureplane - Pure War
7. The Faint - This Is Is Is Is Pain
8. MSTRKRFT - Beards Again
9. Jacob Plant - Fallen
10. Killer Mike - Villain
11. Zeus - Refusal to Die
Pictureplane -- 2013 Tour Dates
Fri 04/12/13 Toads Place New Haven CT #
Mon 04/29/13 Roseland Theater Portland OR *
Tue 04/30/13 Moore Theatre Seattle WA *
Thu 05/02/13 Gothic Theatre Englewood CO *
Fri 05/03/13 Liberty Hall Lawrence KS *
Sun 05/05/13 First Avenue Minneapolis MN *
Mon 05/06/13 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee WI *
Tue 05/07/13 House of Blues Cleveland Cleveland OH *
Thu 05/09/13 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale PA *
Fri 05/10/13 NorVa Norfolk VA *
Sat 05/11/13 Rams Head Live! Baltimore MD *
Mon 05/13/13 House of Blues Boston Boston MA *
Thu 05/16/13 Santos Party House New York, NY ^
# - w/ Mykki Blanco, Beat Culture, Oberhofer
* - w/ Crystal Castles
^ - w/ Antwon