ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN DATES FOR “THE PRIVATE SHOW” TOUR THIS FALL
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
[New York, NY – September 21, 2018] Today, Atlanta rapper/producer/artist Father releases his mixtape, Awful Swim via Awful Records/RCA Records. Click HERE to listen.
The mixtape is released as part of a campaign with Adult Swim. The partnership includes Awful Swim artwork and forthcoming merchandise designed by Emmy-award winning designer JJ Villard, Father’s music being featured in network bumps and promotions, and will see Father perform at the inaugural Adult Swim Festival in LA this October. Additionally, Father is part of the Adult Swim Singles program and kicked off round eight with the release of “Fashionista ” ft. Lil House Phone. Earlier this week, Adult Swim hosted an exclusive preview of Awful Swim on www.adultswim.com.
Father also shares additional dates for a North American leg of “The Private Show” tour. Kicking off on November 2nd in Chicago, he will hit major cities including Toronto, New York and Los Angeles before wrapping on November 25th in Seattle. Father previously announced European dates in London, Paris, Berlin and Hamberg. The full tour will feature direct support from fellow Awful Records duo Danger Incorporated. Tickets are on sale today at 10am local time. For more information and to purchase please visit: www.awfulrecords.com.
Earlier this summer, Father released “We Had A Deal” and “Lotto” ft. ABRA and their accompanying videos which marked his first releases since announcing his newly formed creative partnership with RCA Records earlier this summer. Both appear on Awful Swim.
The tracks were met with great critical praise upon release. Pitchfork exclaims, “… [with] rattling sub-bass, plenty of open space, and sticky choruses…Father’s charisma [is evident]…he finds nuance and humor where other rappers see black and white” on “We Had a Deal.” FADER proclaims, “The songs reassert the Atlanta-based rapper as an influential figure in today’s SoundCloud rap scene with flows and acidic humor for days.,” while NY Magazine’s Vulture, Highsnobiety and XXL all included the “We Had a Deal” in their “Best Tracks of the Week” roundups.
Buy/Stream Awful Swim:
Awful Swim Track Listing:
“THE PRIVATE SHOW” Tour Dates:
October 16th – London – XOYO
October 17th – Paris – Badaboum
October 18th – Berlin – Musik & Frieden (Black Room)
October 19th – Hamberg – Waagenbau
November 2nd – Chicago – Reggies
November 3rd – Cleveland – Cambridge
November 4th – Detroit – Shelter
November 5th – Toronto – Underground
November 7th – Boston – Sonias
November 8th – New York – Public Arts
November 11th – Washington DC – Songbyrd
November 12th – Atlanta – Hell @ Masquerade
November 15th – Dallas – Cambridge Room
November 17th – Denver – The Other Side
November 19th – Phoenix – Club Red
November 20th – Santa Ana – Constellation Room
November 21 – Los Angeles – Roxy
November 23rd – Oakland – Complex/New Parish
November 25th – Seattle – Crocodile
If anyone could be called leader of the modern mess of a rap crew—Awful Records—it would be Father. He was an art school dropout who founded “Awful Media Group” as a video and branding service in Atlanta, later turning to music as an experiment.
He made an unlikely first breakthrough with stripped down anthems like “Nokia” and “Look At Wrist” in 2014. With the help of ILoveMakokonnen, Key!, and a slew of Awful Records’ artists, Father’s first project, Young Hot Ebony (2014), would mark the birth of what is known today as ‘Soundcloudrap’. Since then, he has carved himself out an independent sweet spot, having grown and maintained a core fan base with two more full-length projects: Who’s Gonna Get F*cked First? (2015) and I’m A Piece of Sh*t (2016).
ABOUT ADULT SWIM:
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.
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