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by Andrew Sacher
Kingdom at Bowery Ballroom in December (more by David Andrako)
As mentioned, Brooklyn producer Kingdom released his his new EP, Vertical XL, last week (5/28) via Fade to Mind. If you're a fan of the darker, subdued side of headphone dance music, it's worth giving this a listen. The opening track, "Bank Head," which features lead vocals from Kelela, can be streamed, along with clips of the other tracks, below.
Kingdom will be supporting the new EP with some dates this year, including a show with Kelela in LA tonight (6/5), and he'll return home for a Brooklyn show on June 15 at Knitting Factory, as part of the Northside Festival. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and you can also try to get in with your Northside Badge. All dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, Kelela, who caught our ears last year when she sang on Teengirl Fantasy's album, has been working on her own career as well. She has a mixtape coming out this June via Fade to Mind and has some solo shows coming up this summer. She'll be going on a tour with inc. and Total Freedom which includes the previously discussed NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 14 (tickets).
All Kingdom and Kelela dates are listed, along with those streams, below...
Kingdom - Vertical XL
Kingdom -- 2013 Tour Dates
Jun 05 Elevate Lounge Los Angeles, CA*
Jun 15 Northside Festival @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
Jun 20 Sled Island @ The HiFi Club Calgary, Canada
Jun 20 Sled Island @ Simmons Building w/ Kelela Calgary, Canada
Jun 21 Lucky Bar Victoria, Canada
Jun 29 Pride Toronto @ Smith Toronto, Canada
Jul 20 Corsica Studios London, United Kingdom
Jul 24 Social Club w/ Kelela Paris, France
* - w/ Girl Unit, Nguzunguzu, MikeQ + Kelela
Kelela -- 2013 Tour Dates
Jun 05 Elevate Lounge Los Angeles, CA^
Jul 10 The Roxy, Hollwood, CA *
Jul 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY *
Jul 15 Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia *
Jul 16 Metro, Baltimore, MD *
Jul 18 King's, Raleigh, NC *
Jul 19 The Early, Atlanta, GA *
Jul 20 MoMA PS1 Long Island City, NY%
Jul 23 Fitzgerald's, Houston, TX *
Jul 24 The Mohawk, Austin, TX *
Jul 26 Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ *
* - w/ inc., Total Freedom
^ - w/ Kingdom, Girl Unit, Nguzunguzu, MikeQ
% - w/ Kode9, L-Vis 1990, Recloose, Obey CIty