From the first glimpses of Henry Laufer's work as Shlohmo, it was clear that the LA native and visual artist turned self-taught musician was onto something. With an effortless grasp on sound design, Laufer combines deceptively simple and emotive melodies, subtle bass drops and swinging slow motion drums. His early work has placed him at the forefront of a new wave of rising talent amongst west coast producers.
Ringing in the new year, he returns with 'Laid Out', out March 5th on Friends of Friends x Wedidit, a 5-track release featuring a song with How To Dress Well, ahead of his North American headlining tour with D33J (Anticon) as well as Laneway Festival dates w/ Nicolas Jaar, Julia Holter, Jesse Ware and others, dates below.
2.1 Brisbane, AUS - Laneway Festival "Future Classic Stage" #
2.2 Sydney, AUS - Laneway Festival "Future Classic Stage" #
2.3 Melbourne, AUS - Laneway Festival "Future Classic Stage" #
2.7 Sydney, AUS - Civic Underground
2.8 Melbourne, AUS - The Liberty Social
2.8 Adelaide, AUS - Laneway Festival "Future Classic Stage" #
2.9 Perth, AUS - Laneway Festival "Future Classic Stage" #
North American Tour:
2.27 Calgary, AB - The Hi Fi Club
2.28 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club*
3.01 Toronto, ON - Black Box*
3.02 Montreal, QC - Le Belmont*
3.03 Ottawa, ON - Ritual Nightclub*
3.05 Pittsburgh, PA - Belvederes*
3.06 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall$
3.07 Brooklyn, NY - Output*
3.08 New Orleans, LA - Buku Music Festival
3.09 Winter Park, CO - Snowball Music Festival
3.12-16 Austin, TX - SXSW Music Festival
3.21 Miami, FL - Bardot Miami
3.22 Atlanta, GA - Club 529
3.23 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest
4.05 San Francisco, CA - 1015 Folsom
4.06 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theater
# w/ Nicolas Jaar, Julia Holter, Nite Jewel, Jesse Ware, Holy Other, Flume
* w/ D33J
$ w/ Daedelus, Salva, Ryan Hemsworth
More support acts to be announced...
Stay posted with Shlohmo on Facebook + Twitter. The upcoming EP will be available digitally on March 5th, followed by a vinyl release on April 2nd...keep up with FoF Music to find out when you can order.