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Young Fathers Announce New Album 'White Men Are Black Men Too' + Share 'Rain Or Shine'

Stream the lead single off Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers' new album 'White Men Are Black Men Too.'


Young Fathers have announced the follow-up to last year's Mercury Prize-winning, top album of the year choice Dead. The Scottish/Liberian/Nigerian trio's upcoming full-length, titled White Men Are Black Men Too, was written and recorded on the road throughout their 2014 world tour and finished at their studio in Edinburgh.

The 12-track album will look to further band members ‘G’ Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi and Kayus Bankole's distinct blend of apocalyptic pop — a combination of group vocals, heavy beats, rhymes and experimental rock edges. If you're wondering about the LP's provocative title, Alloysious explains in an impassioned press statement "We came at it from a different angle, a positive angle. it's got issues of race and so what? Why should alarm bells start ringing, even though in general conversations race, politics, sex and religion are always the subject matter? Why should it be discussed behind closed doors and never confronted head on? How do we help tackle one of the biggest hinderances in people's lives and the world... by not putting the question forward and not letting people debate positively or negatively about the statement?" You can read the full statement at The Guardian.

Stream Young Fathers' new single "Rain Or Shine" below, which is also available through the band's website. White Men Are Black Men Too is due April 7 on Big Dada, view the cover artwork and full tracklist below.

White Men Are Black Men Too

01 - Still Running

02 - Shame

03 - Feasting

04 - 27

05 - Rain Or Shine

06 - Sirens

07 - Old Rock n Roll

08 - Nest

09 - Liberated

10 - John Doe

11 - Dare Me

12 - Get Started

Young Fathers Tour Dates

Apr 09 Boston, MA - Great Scott

Apr 10 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Apr 11 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle

Apr 12 Washington, VA - Rock N Roll Hotel

Apr 15 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Hell Stage)

Apr 16 New Orleans, LA - Republic

Apr 17 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds

Apr 21 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar

Apr 22 San Diego, CA - Casbah

Apr 24 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

Apr 25 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Apr 29 Portland, OR - Holocene

Apr 30 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

May 02 Seattle, WA - Neumos

May 06 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

May 07 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge

May 09 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry

May 10 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

May 13 St. Louis, MO - Firebird

May 14 Nashville, TN - Exit In

May 16 Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Fest

Apr 14 Raleigh, NC - Kings

Apr 18 Dallas, TX - Trees

Apr 19 Austin, TX - Parish

May 01 Victoria, BC - Distrikt

May 05 Boise, ID - Neurolux

May 08 Lincoln, NE - Vega

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Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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