The impact of Atmosphere’s music has been the roots to their long-term success, and their continued rigorous touring and performance schedule has been the vessel for engraining these stories and the legacy of the music into their fan base. The Minneapolis hip hop duo recently announced their seventh studio album Fishing Blues - out August 12 on Rhymesayers - and is set to head back on the road during their extensive “Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour” where they’ll be joined by Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill, Last Word, and more. New tour dates were just announced, which include two shows in Chicago on November 21st and 22nd. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 8 at 10AM CST.
Producer Ant and lyricist / rapper Slug have been making music together as Atmosphere for over 20 years and have managed to continually tweak and strive to perfect their formula, while neither straying too far off their path, nor resorting to playing it safe and that holds true on the new set. Fishing Blues is a collection of songs that both define and redefine the Atmosphere sound and features 18 new tracks written and produced by Atmosphere with appearances from DOOM, Aesop Rock, Kool Keith, The Grouch and more.
Watch the video for the album’s first single “Ringo” HERE.
Atmosphere’s music has evolved in a way that differs from many of their peers and predecessors. Ant has continued to define Atmosphere’s sound, ranging from a healthy mixture of upbeat and fun, to the oft more iconic, moody and personal. Slug has been consistently successful in leveraging his understanding for the power of words, recognizing that a song containing the right story or personal perspective can be extremely effective in capturing and holding the listener’s attention. With their passion and creative spark as illuminate as ever, the pair prove they still have plenty of stories to tell.
Pre-Order Fishing Blues HERE.