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Michael Kiwanuka released LP, playing shows, opening for Laura Marling in Prospect Park (dates, video & album stream)

Home Again

British soul singer Michael Kiwanuka, who won the BBC ‘Sound of 2012′ poll (beating out Azealia Banks, Frank Ocean, A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, and others), is in the US for some shows this month (he just played Bonnaroo) including two in NYC this week. He plays Highline Ballroom tonight (6/13). That show is sold out, but you can catch him for free on Thursday (6/14) at Prospect Park opening for Laura Marling, along with Willy Mason (the Celebrate Brooklyn show starts at 7pm). He’s also got a bunch of other North American festival appearances on the way including ACL, Osheaga, Outside Lands, and Lollapalooza.

Michael put out his debut LP, Home Again, this past March via Polydor. It’s got a real classic soul feel — even down to the cover art (pictured above) — with a bit of Sly Stone-ish rock crossover, perhaps due in part to the album’s production by Paul Butler of indie rockers The Bees. You can check out three videos from Home Again, along with a spotify stream of the whole thing, and a list of all dates, below.

Michael Kiwanuka – “I’ll Get Along” Official Video

Michael Kiwanuka – “I’m Getting Ready” Official Video

Michael Kiwanuka – “Home Again” Official Video

Michael Kiwanuka — 2012 North American Tour Dates
JUN 13 2012 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
JUN 14 2012 Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, NY w/ Laura Marling, Willy Mason
JUN 15 2012 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA, United States
JUN 16 2012 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
JUN 18 2012 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
JUN 19 2012 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON, CAN
AUG 3 2012 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
AUG 5 2012 Osheaga Montreal, QC
AUG 7 2012 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
AUG 13 2012 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
AUG 14 2012 Music Box at the Fonda Los Angeles, CA, United States

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