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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Written by Ryan Morse

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