Atmosphere Return with 'Fishing Blues,' Reveal North American Tour

Atmosphere Return with 'Fishing Blues,' Reveal North American Tour
Twenty years into their storied career, Minneapolis rap duo Atmosphere have announced the impending arrival of their next studio full-length. The hardworking pair's next set has been given the leisurely yet forlorn title of Fishing Blues, and you can reel it into your ears on August 12 via Rhymesayers Entertainment.

While producer Ant and rapper Slug issued a deluxe 10th anniversary edition of their You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having in 2015, Fishing Blues marks the first new album from the outfit since 2014's Southsiders. The upcoming 18-track release is said to be "neither straying too far off their path, nor resorting to playing it safe," opting to refine the sound Atmosphere have stuck with over the past two decades.

While Slug will be working his signature flow over Ant's beats, there is a handful of other vocalists appearing throughout the release. Mid-album track "When the Lights Go Out," for instance, features both metal-masked supervillain DOOM and Kool Keith (who, interestingly enough, once went by the name Dr. Dooom).

Fellow Rhymesayers popping up on Fishing Blues include Aesop Rock and deM atlaS, while other artists on the set include Minnesota's I.B.E., singer Kim Manning and the Grouch.

Below, you'll get the first taste of Atmosphere's Fishing Blues via a music video for the album's xylophone-rocking "Ringo."

In addition to the LP, Atmosphere have announced a number of tour dates. The summer will see them hitting a few festivals in North America and Europe, while the duo have lined up headlining dates across North America from September to November. Canadian dates have been booked in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver and Montreal.

You can see the full schedule below the album's tracklisting.

Fishing Blues:
 
1. Like A Fire
2. Ringo
3. Besos
4. Pure Evil (ft. I.B.E)
5. Perfect
6. Seismic Waves
7. Next To You (ft. deM atlaS)
8. The Shit That We've Been Through
9. When The Lights Go Out (ft. DOOM, Kool Keith)
10. No Biggie
11. Everything
12. Chasing New York (ft. Aesop Rock)
13. Sugar
14. Fishing Blues (ft. The Grouch)
15. Won't Look Back (ft. Kim Manning)
16. Anybody That I've Known
17. Still Be Here
18. A Long Hello
 
Tour dates:
 
07/02 Chicago, IL - Mamby On The Beach
07/22 Jämsä, Finland - Pipefest 
07/23 Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia Club
08/06 Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion ^
08/13 Somerset, WI - Summer Set Music & Camping Festival
08/19 Wasaga Beach, ON - Center of Gravity Festival
09/02 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater @
09/08 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre #
09/09 Saskatoon, SK - O'Brian's Event Centre #
09/10 Calgary, AB - One Love Music Festival
09/11 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall #
09/13 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub *
09/14 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
09/15 Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo *
09/17 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater *
09/18 Bend, OR - Midtown Ballroom *
09/19 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
09/20 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic *
09/23 San Diego, CA - Observatory North Park *
09/24 Los Angeles, CA - The Shrine LA Outdoors %
09/26 Tempe, AZ - The Marquee *
09/28 Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Brewing Company *
09/30 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex *
10/01 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory *
10/02 Missoula, MT - The Wilma *
10/03 Billings, MT - Babcock Theatre *
10/05 Fargo, ND - Fargo Civic Center *
10/06 Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium *
10/08 Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium ^
11/07 Montreal, QC - Fairmount Theatre *
11/09 Portland, ME - State Theatre *
11/10 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground *
11/11 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place *
11/12 Philadelphia, PA - TLA *
11/14 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
11/15 New York, NY - Webster Hall *
11/17 Boston, MA - House of Blues *
11/18 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE *
11/19 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues *
 
^ with Pretty Lights
@ with Brother Ali, Lifter Puller, Lizzo, Plain Ole Bill, Last Word
* with Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill,  Last Word
# with Brother Ali, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word
% with Dilated Peoples, Aesop Rock, Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill, Last Word