Published Apr 23, 2014Today (April 23) marks the start of Swollen Members' spring tour, and with it comes some more info behind the Vancouver rap crew's upcoming Brand New Day LP.
While we had learned earlier this year that the act would deliver their follow-up to 2013's Beautiful Death Machine sometime in the summer, Battleaxe Records has now confirmed that the official due date is June 17.
The 16-song set features guest production from the likes of DJ Makeaway and DJ Revolution, but the only guys spitting on the set are Swollen's Prevail and Madchild, a fact of which the act are proud.
"With Brand New Day, Swollen Members have written a powerful new chapter in our history. We have all become forward thinkers and our level of expression has benefited," Prevail said in a statement. "This album is a landmark for us in that it doesn't feature any guests. Our belief system has been renewed and we agreed that between the amazing production and the complexity of the lyrical value, we could let Brand New Day speak for itself."
To help promote both the tour and the new album, Swollen Members have unveiled Brand New Day's positive-minded title track. You can check out the glass-half-full verses and sped-up samples of the West Coast boom-bap track down below.
Pre-orders for the set are being taken now over here, with the album available on CD, LP and digitally, or packaged in deluxe bundles with shirts, hats and more.
Swollen Members' tour starts tonight at Vancouver's Venue. You'll find the rest of the concert details at the bottom of the page.
Brand New Day:
3. Blood Sport
4. Cock Blocker
5. Brand New Day
6. Angel of Death
7. Jacques Cousteau
9. Odd Goblins
10. Park Bench
12. Creature of Evil
13. Jackson Pollock
14. Cold Sweat
15. Still Kill
04/23 Vancouver, BC - Venue
04/25 Chilliwack BC - Tzeachten Center
04/26 Cranbrook, BC - Eagles Hall
04/28 Calgary, AB - Dickens Pub
04/29 Lethbridge, AB - Studio 54
05/02 Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon
05/01 Edmonton, AB - The Ranch Roadhouse
05/03 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
05/06 Toronto, ON - Opera House
05/08 Guelph, ON - The Vinyl
05/09 Niagara Falls, ON - The Spot
05/10 Montreal, QC - Underworld Cabaret
05/13 Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs
05/14 New York, NY - Santos
05/16 Detroit, MI - Shelter
05/17 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
05/18 St. Louis, MO - Pop's
05/21 Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
05/22 Boulder, CO - The Fox Theater
05/23 Durango, CO - Animas City Theatre
05/24 Albuquerque, NM - Sister Bar
05/25 Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock