by Andrew Sacher


San Francisco producer Giraffage (aka Charlie Yin) released his sophomore album, Needs, last week via Alpha Pup. It's the kind of album that chops and pitch-shifts R&B samples over electronic beats and ends up somewhere between chillwave, glitch pop, and the California beat scene. According to Charlie, "I went through the worst time of my life and also the best time of my life while writing the songs for this album," and you can download it (name your price) at bandcamp. "All purchases go straight towards funding [his] future musical endeavors," so if you drop a few bucks you know it'll go to a good cause. The album can also be streamed below.

Giraffage will be touring this year around the time of SXSW, and right before he heads to Austin for that, he'll stop in NYC for a show on March 9 at 88 Palace. At that show, he'll be supporting JETS (aka Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum), for whom the show is part of their expanding tour. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Streams and lists of all dates for both Giraffage and JETS below...


Giraffage - Needs

Giraffage -- 2013 Tour Dates
Feb 20 The Airliner Los Angeles, CA w/ FaltyDL
Feb 21 California Academy of Sciences San Francisco, CA w/ Nosaj Thing
Feb 22 Fulton 55 Fresno, CA w/ Dabrye, House Shoes
Mar 08 Le Belmont Montreal, QC
Mar 09 88 Palace New York, NY w/ JETS
Mar 15 Maggie Mae's Rooftop Austin, TX
Apr 13 Bardot Miami, FL
May 02 Karlstorbahnhof Heidelberg, Germany
May 03 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
May 04 KOKO London, UK
May 06 Kleine Zaal, Patronaat Haarlem, Netherlands
May 07 Le Social Club Paris, France
May 08 Kaserne Basel Basel, Switzerland
May 11 Loppen Copenhagen, Denmark
May 12 Kägelbanan Södra Teatern Stockholm, Sweden
May 15 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany

JETS - EP Preview

JETS -- 2013 Tour Dates
03/09/13 New York at 88 Palace w/ Giraffage
03/10/13 Chicago at Lincoln Hall w/ Andy Stott
03/30/13 Geneva at Electron Festival
07/06/13 Amsterdam, NL at Pitch Festival
07/19/13 Dour at Dour Festival
07/20/13 Berlin at Melt Festival