HIATUS KAIYOTE – New LP And Sold Out Tour

Hiatus Kaiyote

Los Angeles – Neo-soul quartet, Hiatus Kaiyote will release their new album Choose Your Weapon this Monday via Flying Buddha / Sony Music Masterworks. Fans can stream it now HERE.

The Grammy-nominated four-piece group received rave reviews for their sets during SXSW last month, and is set to return to the U.S. for a headline tour kicking off May 2. The shows include sold out nights in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and many more!

Choose Your Weapon is an 18-track, 70-minute odyssey from the Melbourne, Australia-based band. It takes listeners on a journey through the group’s self-created ecosystem, filled with songs each embodying its own mini-cinematic sonic soundscape. The album is the highly anticipated follow-up to their celebrated 2013 debut album Tawk Tomahawk, which was praised by media and fellow artists including Questlove, Pharrell, Erykah Badu and Prince, among others. Legendary producer / songwriter, Salaam Remi, handpicked Hiatus Kaiyote as the first band to sign to his new label, Flying Buddha, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks. They immediately gave Tawk Tomahawk an official worldwide release in July 2013.

Conceived on stages worldwide, Choose Your Weapon differs from its predecessor in that the band were no longer merely getting to know each other as bandmates and a newly formed family—they now were able to communicate musically on a virtually telepathic level. Taking this new framework, the band – Nai Palm (vocals/guitar), Perrin Moss (drums/percussion), Paul Bender (bass) and Simon Mavin (keyboards) – honed the tracks in the studio, transforming them into elegant pieces of music, while pushing the boundaries of their comfort zone.

Listen to the hit single, “Breathing Underwater,” here!

Choose Your Weapon is now available for pre-order from Amazon (MP3 / CD) and iTunes (MP3).


May 02 Providence, RI – The Met

May 03 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre *sold out

May 05 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre *sold out

May 07 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

May 08 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

May 09 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall *sold out

May 11 Chicago, IL – Double Door *sold out

May 12 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe

May 14 Boulder, CO – The Fox Theatre

May 17 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s

May 19 San Francisco, CA – The Independent *sold out

May 20 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy *sold out

May 21 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room *sold out

May 22 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues Voodoo Room *sold out

May 23 Las Vegas, NV – Insert Coin(s)

May 26 Austin, TX – The Parish

May 27 Dallas, TX – Trees

May 29 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl

May 30 Philadelphia, PA – The 8th Annual Roots Picnic @ Festival Pier

May 31 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

Keep up with Hiatus Kaiyote through their official website and these social media outlets:

Twitter (@hiatuskaiyote)

Image of Hiatus Kaiyote by Wilk

Kira Grunenberg

Kira Grunenberg

Kira Grunenberg is a music journalist with an M.A. in Performing Arts Administration from New York University. An avid fan and collector of music in physical formats – embracing albums that range from garage punk to contemporary classical – Kira uses her writing as a way to help illuminate the commonalities between not-so-different facets of the commercial music industry and the traditional performing arts. As someone who has experienced many aspects of the music making process, she strives to instill the general public with a greater sense of excitement and appreciation for the wide variety of music and creative people found in our everyday lives. Read her work at ThrowTheDiceAndPlayNice.com and drop her a tweet on Twitter @shadowmelody1.
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