Dean Blunt

...From there the record follows a bumpy trajectory as our hero comes to terms with his loss, utilising the tried-and-tested signs and sounds of heartbreak - acoustic guitars, lapping waves, gushing strings - to express his pain. But the mood is constantly sullied by interruptions from the outside world - mumbled voicemail messages, snippets of movie dialogue, smashing glass. The glass, that classic grime sound signifying nihilistic abandon, is here followed up by wailing car alarms - the broken window has consequences, and consequences are what The Redeemer is dealing with. [FACT]

The above quote is from FACT's review of Dean Blunt's acclaimed 2013 solo album on Hippos in Tanks, The Redeemer, which had followed his also-acclaimed 2012 collaboration with Inga Copeland (with whom he makes up the duo Hype Williams), Black Is Beautiful, on Hyperdub. Now Dean Blunt has signed to the larger Rough Trade label, and he'll release his new album, Black Metal, on November 4. Its first single, "50 Cent," is out now and can be streamed below. Tracklist, including song titles like "Punk," "Country," "Mersh," and "Blow," also below.

Dean Blunt also has a tour coming up which is mostly in Europe but also includes US dates in NYC and LA. The NYC show happens November 6 at The Studio at Webster Hall with strong local support from Gobby. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the tracklist and song stream, below...

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Dean Blunt - "50 Cent"

Black Metal Tracklist:
1. LUSH
2. 50 CENT
3. BLOW
4. 100
5. HEAVY
6. MOLLY & AQUAFINA
7. FOREVER
8. X
9. PUNK
10. COUNTRY
11. HUSH
12. MERSH
13. GRADE

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Dean Blunt -- 2014 Tour Dates
9/28 - Bristol, UK @ Off The Page Festival 'Black Metal A Reading'
10/3 - Barreiro, PT @ Out.Fest
10/4 - Madrid, ES @ Villamanuela Festival
10/18 - Wroclaw, PL @ Avant Art Festival
11/6 - New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall w/ Gobby
11/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Jewels Catch One
11/13 - London, UK @ Electrowerkz
11/21 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival
11/22 - Bern, CH @ Saint Ghetto Festival
11/23 - Kortrijk, BE @ Sonic City
12/7 Olomouc, CZ @ Paf