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Evian Christ touring this summer (dates and streams)

by Andrew Sacher

Evian Christ
Evian Christ

Once-mysterious UK producer Evian Christ (real name Joshua Leary) has been picking up a ton of speed this year and now he’s set to kick off his first North American tour this summer. It was only four months ago that Joshua was a kid living and attending school in the suburbs of England, posting tracks to his YouTube page. Then in February, it was announced that he signed to Tri Angle Records, who compiled those tracks into the Kings and Them mixtape, which you can download for free or stream in full below.

The mixtape is probably most comparable to labelmate Clams Casino, with whom he shares a knack for warped, dark hip hop. Samples on the record include Tyga, Grouper, and E-40, all used in blown-out otherworldly atmospheres that never cease to feel right at home on the Tri Angle roster. Four of the tracks — “Fuck It None of Ya’ll Don’t Rap,” “Thrown Like Jacks,” “MYD,” and “Drip” — will be remastered and released as a limited edition 12″ on the label on June 25.

Evian Christ will kick off his North American tour in July, most of which is with Purity Ring. None of the shows with Purity Ring are in NYC, but Evian Christ will be in the area to play Warm Up at PS1 on August 11 with Tri Angle labelmate Howse (who we recently wrote about HERE), Shlohmo, Photek, and Autre Ne Veut. Tickets for that show go on sale June 18. All Evian Christ dates are listed below.

Evian Christ – Kings and Them

Evian Christ — 2012 Tour Dates
05/31 – Glasgow, UK @ Chambre 69 %
07/17 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballrootm *
07/18 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar *
08/11 – Long Island City, NY @ MoMA PS1 ^
08/24 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *
08/26 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *
08/27 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon *
08/29 – Denver, CO @ Larmier Lounge *
08/30 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Sol Live *
08/31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
09/03 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
09/05 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
09/06 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
09/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore *
09/08 – Nelson, BC @ The Royal *
09/09 – Calgary, AB @ The Republik *
09/10 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room *
09/12 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina *
09/13 – Winnipeg, MB @ Lo Pub *
09/17 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups *
09/19 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
09/20 – Phladelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
% – w/ Holy Other, Haxan Cloak, Laurel Halo, Pariah
* – w/ Purity Ring
^ – w/ Photek, Shlohmo, Autre Ne Veut, Howse

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