The tough-to-pin-down Compton artist Channel Tres' new five-song EP exists somewhere between underground dance beats and a totally warped vision of hip hop, completely unlike the one that's most popularly associated with his hometown (though he does consider The Chronic an influence). His vocal delivery is somewhere between rapping, singing, and speaking, and it's as bass-y and subdued as the production. It's not very attention grabbing in the traditional sense, but it creeps into your veins and hooks you in when you least expect it.

Channel Tres released his very solid Black Moses EP on GODMODE earlier this year (that's an excerpt of our review above), and then did the first-ever official remix of a Tyler, the Creator song. He also opened tours for Robyn and Toro y Moi this year, and now he's set to go on a headlining north American tour in spring 2020.

The tour includes a Brooklyn show on May 13 at Elsewhere Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/15) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, with a stream of the JPEGMAFIA collab from Black Moses, below.

Channel Tres -- 2019/2020 Tour Dates
DEC 3 TUE Starline Social Club Oakland, CA
DEC 5 THU Holocene Portland, OR
DEC 7 SAT Celebrities Underground Vancouver, Canada
DEC 8 SUN Sunset Tavern Seattle, WA
DEC 10 TUE The Moroccan Lounge Los Angeles, CA
DEC 11 WED The Moroccan Lounge Los Angeles, CA
DEC 29 SUN South Lake Tahoe Community Playfields & Bijou Park South Lake Tahoe, CA
MAY 12 TUE Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
MAY 13 WED Elsewhere Brooklyn, NY
MAY 15 FRI Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
MAY 16 SAT U Street Music Hall Washington, DC
MAY 18 MON Mod Club Theatre Toronto, Canada
MAY 20 WED El Club Detroit, MI