This February, Life and Death will bring a squad of artists to North America for their first US tour, before they head to Sonar Iceland on the 15th. Dates in Los Angeles and Chicago will feature extended sets with Tale of Us, Thugfucker and DJ Tennis playing all night long, while in San Francisco and New York the crew will be joined by some very special guests - artists that aren't all on the ascending imprint but have been selected by the Life and Death crew specifically for their unique and complementary sounds.
Here are the dates and lineups:
Life and Death North America Tour featuring:
Tale of Us
San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
444 Jessie Street
w/ special guests PillowTalk (live) and Jimmy Edgar
Los Angeles, CA @ Secret Underground Location TBA
Chicago, IL @ Private Loft TBA
NYC - OUTPUT
w/ special guest Omar S
As one of the most coveted independent electronic music labels today, Life and Death was born out of an attempt to shed light on an as yet untouched area of music, at the crossroads of a wide variety of genres that might at first glance seem indirectly related. Their stylings hover around a dark pop and house approach, with a definite psychedelic sensibility and even an occasional touch of techno. The music carries an elegance, stemming from a desire to create patient, "non-immediate" dance floor bombs- melodic and tasteful tunes built around the concept of incorporating influences of Italian Cosmic Disco and a UK/US New Wave and Indie heritage, but without the intention of “reviving” old sounds, instead creating new ones. It’s an approach that may seem less peculiar after exploring the eclectic musical backgrounds of its founders Manfredi Romano (aka DJ Tennis), a longtime soundtrack producer, and Greg Oreck, one half of New York house duo Thugfucker. The Family is completed by Karm and Matteo Milleri, aka Tale of Us, who bring a wisdom and depth rarely found in artists so new on the scene. From their press release, "After just a few releases, Life and Death’s sound has found its way into the bacchanalian fray of some of the best parties worldwide and they've become known not only for their own distinct aesthetic and musical sound but also for the quality parties that they throw along the way."
More info on the tour will be provided as we get it, so stay locked on Pulse!