GoldLink released a free LP, playing Webster Hall w/ half of Purity Ring & Empress Of before Warm Up (dates, stream)
by Andrew Sacher
Virginia rapper GoldLink (not to be confused with metal band Gridlink) released his free debut mixtape, The God Complex, earlier this year. It’s fast-paced sing-songy rap that fans of Chance the Rapper should dig, and the production is mostly forward-thinking Warm Up/BEMF-style electronic music, with one song (“Divine”) even diving into Disclosure-style house (not unlike Chance the Rapper’s pal Vic Mensa). You can download the whole thing here and stream it below.
GoldLink is in fact playing MoMA PS1’s Warm Up this year, on July 26 with Cashmere Cat, Total Freedom, UNiiQU3 (who also opens for Evian Christ tonight) and Suicideyear. That’s a great bill, and tickets are still available.
Not long before that, he’ll play another NYC show at Webster Hall on July 11 for the venue’s Girls & Boys party. The DJs for the night are Purity Ring’s Corin Roddick (who’s also on the new Ab-Soul album) and Empress Of, plus G&B regulars Alex English and rekLES. Tickets for that are on sale now.
Meanwhile the other half of Purity Ring, Megan James, also has a DJ date coming up, at Imagine Festival in Atlanta.
All GoldLink and Empress Of dates are listed, with his album stream, below…
GoldLink – The God Complex
GoldLink — 2014 Tour Dates
Jun 27 The New Parish Oakland, CA
Jul 11 Webster Hall New York, NY
Jul 26 Moma Ps1 Long Island City, NY
Empress Of — 2014 Tour Dates
Sat 07/19/14 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago IL
Sat 10/04/14 Le Belmont Montreal QC *
Mon 10/06/14 Danforth Music Hall Toronto ON Jungle
Tue 10/07/14 Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac MI *
Wed 10/08/14 Thalia Hall Chicago IL *
Thu 10/09/14 First Avenue Minneapolis MN *
Tue 10/14/14 The Imperial Vancouver BC *
Wed 10/15/14 The Showbox Seattle WA Jungle
Thu 10/16/14 Wonder Ballroom Portland OR
* w/ Jungle