Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Release: Atmosphere

Atmosphere, the independent hip-hop duo comprised of MC Slug and producer Ant, reassert their status as legends of the genre with the release of their most realized, streamlined effort to date, The Family Sign, out TODAY on Rhymesayers Entertainment.

The Rhymesayers camp, and Atmosphere in particular, have emerged as an industry anomaly, an accomplishment for any artist. Iconic pioneers of the new music industry model, Atmosphere regularly sell out strings of shows between albums and their 2011 itinerary is slated to include venues with capacities upwards of nine thousand. Performances of this size are, simply put, an unparalleled precedent for an independent artist. Atmosphere have steadily looked forward and continued to retain a tremendous fan-base, finding favor in new, young listeners while their peers are mired in nostalgia and stagnancy.

Slug and Ant have united a body of devoted fans that religiously subscribe to the idea that creativity, as a microcosm for life in general, is a give and take, counterbalanced and anchored by appreciation for ones friends, family, and audience. This philosophy is what The Family Sign embodies, and it's the key to the tremendous legacy that Atmosphere continues to establish.

Grieves with Budo
Sab The Artist
DJ Abilities

Upcoming Shows:

04.20.11 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
04.21.11 - Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
04.22.11 - S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
04.23.11 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04.24.11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
04.26.11 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
04.27.11 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
04.28.11 - Richmond, VA @ The National
04.29.11 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
04.30.11 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
05.02.11 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's BBQ
05.04.11 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
05.05.11 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
05.06.11 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
05.07.11 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
05.09.11 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
05.10.11 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
05.12.11 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
05.13.11 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
05.14.11 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon
05.17.11 - Boulder, Co @ Fox Theatre

ATMOSPHERE ON FACEBOOK (Listen to The Family Sign Here)