Atmosphere Return with Surprise Album 'Whenever'

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Atmosphere Return with Surprise Album 'Whenever'
Rap vets Atmosphere recently announced "The Wherever Tour – North America," and it turns out the 2020 trek is in support of an entirely new studio album. Logically titled Whenever, the duo's album is actually out now, and you can already hear it for yourself.

Down below, you can stream Whenever, which just hit streaming services via Rhymesayers. The album marks Atmosphere's first album since 2018's Mi Vida Local.

A press release states the following of the new album:

These aren't dad-raps, these aren't anti-establishment-raps, and these aren't chasing-old-fire-raps. Even at its darkest, Whenever houses blessed-to-be-alive-raps. The album breathes in the way only Slug and Ant could summon a collective breath. On Whenever, the duo inhale panic and exhale greatness.

Alongside Atmosphere's Slug and Ant, guests on Whenever include Murs, Musab, Nikki Jean, Gifted Gab, Muja Messiah and Haphduzn.

In addition to the newly released album, Atmosphere have give the Nikki Jean-featuring "Lovely" its own video. You can watch that at the bottom of the page.

You can now pre-order Whenever on vinyl and CD. Physical copies are expected to ship out in late January.

As for that tour, the Canada-friendly trek kicks off in January, and you can see all the dates below. Lending opening support on the trek will be the Lioness, Rhymesayers labelmate Nikki Jean and DJ Keezy.

Tour dates:

01/13 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
01/14 Chicago, IL - Metro
01/15 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
01/17 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
01/18 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
01/20 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Ballroom
01/21 Boston, MA - House of Blues
01/23 New York, NY - Webster Hall
01/24 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
01/25 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
01/27 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
01/28 Asheville, TN - The Orange Peel
01/29 Nashville, TN - The Cowan
01/31 Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
02/01 Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre
02/04 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
02/05 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
02/08 Los Angeles, CA - The Novo
02/09 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
02/11 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
02/12 Reno, NV - Cargo Concert Hall at Whitney Peak Hotel
02/14 Salt Lake City, UT - The Union Event Center
02/15 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
02/16 Missoula, MT - The Wilma
02/18 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
02/19 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
02/21 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater *
02/22 Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo *
02/23 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
02/25 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
02/26 Saskatoon, SK - Coors Event Centre

* with added special guests Blimes and Gab