Aficionado announces forthcoming 7″ release date and fall tour

Returning back to Albany after a couple of out-of-town shows alongside Braid and Owen this past weekend, Aficionado has announced the release date for their next 7″.

“Empty” will be released on September 25th on No Sleep Records and will feature a track of the same name with “The Slack” on the B-side.

Filter Magazine is featuring an exclusive stream of the single “Empty,” which you can preview here. You can also pre-order the 7″ here.

Aficionado also will be leaving the Capital Region for a fall tour hitting Rochester on their way out west. You can check out the details here.

The EP’s album art was done by flutist/vocalist Laura Carrozza.

Latest from Sub-Bombin Records: Mr. Complex

Just like some people solely sing in the shower, I’m one who primarily listens to hip hop when I’m driving. There’s something about driving around to J Dilla’s Pandora station that hits me just right. Recently, at the 4th Annual Beat*Shot Spins for J-Dilla (dubbed Dilla Break-A-Dawn!) I picked up an advance copy of Mr. Complex’s new 12″ release courtesy of local label Sub-Bombin. Since then, thanks to the digital availability of the tracks via a special edition USB accompanying the release, I’ve been driving around with Mr. Complex for the past couple of weeks.

The album was officially released on Sub-Bombin last Tuesday on Valentine’s Day (sweetness intended!). “Swiss Chocolate Cake” is available locally at Divinyl Revolution in Saratoga Springs, as well as online at Fat Beats.

KAB picks: Holy Smokes, I Wanna Rock, How to Write a Rhyme and Flying High.

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