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Young Fathers Share New Single 'Shame' + North American Tour Dates

Stream Young Fathers' latest 'White Men Are Black Men Too' LP single "Shame," featuring vocals from Scotland's


"Shame" is the second single off Scottish/Liberian/Nigerian trio Young Fathers' upcoming White Men Are Black Men Too LP, the follow-up to their Mercury Prize-winning album Dead. The new single blends a trotting beat, grumbling bass, and vocals from Scotland's Leith Congregational Choir into an off-kilter, discordant pop jam. In a cryptic press statement about the new track, Young Fathers write, "...what does it take to feel better?  When will you be happy again?  Who cares.  Keep moving and then, a moment and you realise, hey I’m happy, just now, right now and it comes home and you feel no shame.  No.  Shame."

Stream Young Fathers' "Shame," plus watch the band playing their previous White Men Are Black Men Too single "Rain Or Shine" live at BBC6 Festival below. You can still watch Young Fathers' Johannesburg concert, as well as full sets from Okmalumkoolkat, Mashayabhuqe KaMamba, Card On Spokes, and many others over at our livestream page. The 12-track White Men Are Black Men Too is due April 7 on Big Dada. Catch Young Fathers on their North American tour, full dates below.

Young Fathers North American Tour

Apr 09 Boston, MA - Great Scott

Apr 10 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Apr 11 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle

Apr 12 Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel

Apr 14 Raleigh, NC - Kings

Apr 15 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Hell Stage)

Apr 16 New Orleans, LA - Republic

Apr 17 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds

Apr 18 Dallas, TX - Trees

Apr 19 Austin, TX - Parish

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 01 Victoria, BC - Distrikt

May 02 Seattle, WA - Neumos

May 05 Boise, ID - Neurolux

May 06 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

May 07 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge

May 08 Lincoln, NE - Vega

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

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