Brasstracks unveil new 5-track EP to close out their ‘For Those Who Know’ series
Brasstracks have just released the second and final chapter in their For Those Who Know EP series. The newest piece of the project, For Those Who Know Part II, paints a different picture with a lot more original vocal track than their earlier, more dance-centric work, featuring Robert Glasper, Xavier Omär, Thirdstory, S’natra, and Abbey “YEBBA” Smith.
Continuing with the theme of their Part I project, For Those Who Know Part II explores Brasstracks’ newfound sound; that is, a funked up R&B/soul direction rooted in hip-hop.
“The creation of For Those Who Know was about a 15 month long process between both parts,” says Ivan & Conor of the EP. “We’ve been having fun with it – experimenting with new sounds, bringing in new people, figuring out a way to feel comfortable in our own skin while pushing our own boundaries, and of course trying to listen for what our fans want to hear from us.”
Yet, the 5-track EP is still anchored by Brasstracks’ hallmark horn-infused sound featuring nearly all live percussion.
“Part II is a musical celebration of what’s happened in our lives in the past couple years, and a declaration of how excited we are for what’s to come. It sounds better on a sunny day. It’s dedicated to those who have stuck with us along the way. This is For Those Who Know – we sincerely hope you enjoy this project as we close this chapter, and move on to the next.”
Brasstracks are celebrating the release of For Those Who Know Part II with a seven-city tour across the west coast.
‘For Those Who Missed It’ Tour Dates
9/12 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
9/13 – SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
9/14 – 1015 Folsom – San Francisco, CA
9/15 – Music Box – San Diego, CA
9/19 – Soundwell – Salt Lake City, UT
9/21 – Shady Park – Tempe, AZ
9/22 – Life Is Beautiful – Las Vegas, NV
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