We love Little Dragon, and, from the sound of “Klapp Klapp” and “Paris” (not to mention the Coachella set), their new album Nabuma Rubberband is going to be great. We also trust Little Dragon’s musical taste—they make good music and have collaborated with Gorillaz, SBTRKT, and DJ Shadow, so they obviously know what’s good.
So, when we found out that an artist named Lawrence Rothman was supporting them on their upcoming tour, we knew we had to investigate further. It turns out that Rothman is someone we should be paying attention to, as he’s combining his deep, powerful baritone with a variety of moody electronic production on the three futuristic R&B tracks he has out.
On top of that, all three songs have powerful, beautiful videos directed by Floria Sigismondi, who has directed video for heavy hitters like Justin Timberlake, The White Stripes, David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, Katy Perry, Björk, Fiona Apple, Sigur Rós, Muse, and even Leonard Cohen.
Following the artistic, creative nature of the videos, his performance as opener for Little Dragon will see him take on a different character each night.
You can download “#1 All Time Low” on his Soundcloud here. Tour dates with Little Dragon are below.
Tour Dates w/ Little Dargon:
06-07-14 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall http://bit.ly/1k0re3O
06-08-14 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s http://bit.ly/1qzljVk
06-10-14 New Orleans, LA Republic New Orleans http://ticketf.ly/1irtltf
06-11-14 Tampa, FL The Orpheum http://bit.ly/1lOytOW
06-12-14 Miami, FL Grand Central http://ticketf.ly/POa3Yk
06-14-14 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse http://bit.ly/1sxGUzv
06-17-14 Charleston, SC Music Farm http://ticketf.ly/OztzGB
06-18-14 Asheville, NC Orange Peel http://bit.ly/1lOAdrs
06-20-14 New York, NY Terminal 5 http://bit.ly/1gJa59B
06-21-14 New York, NY Terminal 5 http://bit.ly/1kppLEg