Natalie Prass' sophomore album The Future and The Past isn't officially out until next Friday (6/1), but the album is streaming a week early, via NPR First Listen. The new record shows Natalie bringing her sound into much funkier territory, inspired by '80s/'90s R&B and dance from the likes of Mariah Carey, Talking Heads, and Prince, as teased by excellent singles "Short Court Style" and "Sisters." Here's more words from NPR:

The Future and The Past could be an on-the-nose title if the album didn't sound so ... current. With interplay between old sounds and new technologies, a blurring of the personal and the political, and, of course, a stylistic evolution from Prass herself, this new album neither absolves us of the past it decries or lays a blueprint for the future it hopes for. But it does make the here and now sound a whole lot groovier.

You can stream the album in full HERE, and watch the video for "Short Court Style" below.

Natalie's North American tour begins this week, which includes a sold-out show at NYC's Rough Trade on June 1. Before that, she has an upcoming record party sponsored by The Talkhouse at NYC bookstore The Strand's Rare Book Room on May 29 where she'll perform a few songs and discuss the record with album collaborator Matthew E. White. Admission is free with purchase of the new album on vinyl. Natalie will also be opening for Rhye at Prospect Park on July 7 as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn. All updated dates are listed below.


Natalie Prass - 2018 Tour Dates
MAY 26 SAT Musicians Corner Nashville, TN
MAY 29 TUE Strand Bookstore New York, NY^
JUN 1 FRI Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, NY
JUN 2 SAT Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
JUN 3 SUN The Broadberry Richmond, VA
JUN 7 THU WTMD First Thursday Concert Series 2018 Baltimore, MD
JUL 7 SAT BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Brooklyn, NY#
JUL 28 SAT XPoNential Music Festival Camden, NJ
AUG 10 FRI The Southern Café and Music Hall Charlottesville, VA
AUG 11 SAT Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC
AUG 12 SUN The Pour House Charleston, SC
AUG 14 TUE Saturn Birmingham, AL
AUG 15 WEDSongbirds South Chattanooga, TN
AUG 17 FRI Blueberry Hill Duck Room Saint Louis, MO
AUG 18 SAT The Burl Lexington, KY
AUG 19 SUN Mountain Stage Marietta, OH
SEP 18 TUE Ace Of Cups Columbus, OH*
SEP 19 WED Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL*
SEP 20 THU High Noon Saloon Madison, WI*
SEP 21 FRI Turf Club St Paul, MN*
SEP 24 MON Chop Suey Seattle, WA*
SEP 25 TUE Fox Cabaret Vancouver, BC, Canada*
SEP 26 WED Mississippi Studios Portland, OR*
SEP 28 FRI Slim’s San Francisco, CA*
SEP 29 SAT Troubadour West Hollywood, CA*
SEP 30 SUN The Casbah San Diego, CA*
OCT 2 TUE Valley Bar Phoenix, AZ*
OCT 5 FRI-OCT 7 SUN Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX
OCT 7 SUN The Vanguard Tulsa, OK*
OCT 8 MON Record Bar Kansas City, MO
OCT 10 WED Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
OCT 12 FRI-OCT 14 SUN Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX
OCT 14 SUN Gasa Gasa New Orleans, LA*
OCT 16 TUE The Earl Atlanta, GA*
OCT 17 WED The Mothlight Asheville, NC*
OCT 18 THU Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN*
OCT 19 FRI Kings Raleigh, NC*
NOV 2 FRI Brudenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom
NOV 3 SAT NOW WAVE Manchester, England, United Kingdom
NOV 5 MON The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
NOV 6 TUE The Workman’s Club Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
NOV 7 WED Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom
NOV 8 THU Electric Brixton London, United Kingdom
NOV 10 SAT Iceland Airwaves 2018 Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
NOV 11 SUN Hotel Cecil København K, Capital Region, Denmark
NOV 13 TUE Turmzimmer Hamburg, 04, Germany
NOV 14 WED Bi Nuu Berlin, Germany
NOV 15 THU orangehouse Munich, 02, Germany
NOV 16 FRI Bad Bonn Dudingen, 06, Switzerland
NOV 18 SUN Studio 672 Cologne, 07, Germany
NOV 19 MON Rotonde Brussels, Belgium
NOV 20 TUE CAFE DE LA DANSE Paris, 75, France
NOV 21 WED Ekko Utrecht, The Netherlands, Netherlands

* - w/ Stella Donnelly
^ - w/ Matthew E. White
# - w/ Rhye, Overcoats

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