It's been a minute since we've heard new music from the alternative hip-hop duo The Knux, but the guys are gearing up for a new release. The project, KTWN, stands for the place The Knux now call home: Koreatown in downtown Los Angeles. "Animal" is the first single from KTWN, and it has them back to doing what they do best with a combination of high energy rapping, singing, and nice guitar work.

In August the duo will hit the road in the U.S., and they're also planning to bring the electric live show to Japan, the U.K., and Paris.

Listen: The Knux "Animal" 

The Knux Tour Dates:

8/10/12 Berbatis w/ Champagne Champagne - Portland, OR
8/12/12 Bottom of the Hill w/ Champagne Champagne - San Francisco, CA
8/15/12 Troubadour w/ Champagne Champagne - Los Angeles, CA
8/18/12 Summer Sonic - Tokyo, Japan
8/19/12 Summer Sonic - Osaka, Japan
8/24/12 Festival Rock en Seine - Paris, France
8/25/12 Reading Festival - Reading, United Kingdom
8/26/12 Leeds Festival - Leeds, United Kingdom
8/28/12 Black Cat - Washington Grove, MD
8/30/12 The Studio at Webster Hall - New York, NY
8/31/12 Ortliebs w/ Champagne Champagne - Philadelphia, PA
9/01/12 Shadow Lounge w/ Champagne Champagne - Pittsburgh, PA
9/02/12 Hoseshoe w/ Champagne Champagne - Toronto, Canada
9/04/12 Shelter w/ Champagne Champagne - Detroit, MI
9/05/12 Schubas w/ Champagne Champagne - Chicago, IL
9/06/12 Machine Shop w/ Champagne Champagne - Ames, IA
9/08/12 Larimer Lounge w/ Champagne Champagne - Denver, CO
9/09/12 Kilby Court w/ Champagne Champagne - Salt Lake City, UT
9/11/12 Neurolux Lounge w/ Champagne Champagne - Boise, ID