Let's have a mid-city fiesta

Derek Evers

PUTS are back with new album and a tour that will actually bring them to the east coast.

For those of you who have been holding your breath for Thes One to put his admirable solo work and label on hold and team back up with Double K to release the sixth proper People Under The Stairs record, you can now exhale. Fun DMC is slated for a September 30 release on Gold Dust Media, which, according to Hoodgrown Magazine is an “urban-oriented” subsidiary of Berlin-based !K7 specifically dedicated to American hip-hop. With planned releases by Prince Paul, Zion I, 40 Cal and a Notorious B.I.G. DVD, we here at IMPOSE are cautiously optimistic.

According to the press release:

The album was recorded, produced, rolled and twisted entirely in-house, on a custom recording console which Thes One helped design. As the name implies, it's a party record, filled with the sounds of afternoon BBQs and curb-side beer drinking.

Fun DMC Tracklisting:
01 The Swan Fever
02 Step Bacc
03 Up Yo Spine (Live At The Fishbucket pt. 3)
04 Ste. For Peter Pt.1 “The Fun”
05 Ste. For Peter Pt.2 “The Grind”
06 Anotha' (BBQ)
07 The Ultimate 144
08 Letter 2 c/o Bronx
09 Party Enemy #1
10 Enjoy
11 Gamin' On Ya
12 Critical Condition
13 The Wiz
14 People Riddum
15 California
16 Love's Theme #1
17 A Baby
18 Same Beat (The Wesley Rap)
19 D
20 The Mike & Chris Story

And if that wasn't enough, the duo plans to hit the road immediately in support of their latest effort. This might not seem like too big a deal for those of you out west, but for those of us on the east coast, it's like music to our ears. Unfortunately for all of us, there is no music yet to be leaked, so we will leave you with one of their classics.

People Under The Stairs, “Acid Raindrops”

[Download it]

Fun DMC Tourdates (with Flobots):
August
03 Washington DC, 9:30 Club
04 Baltimore MA, Sonar w/ Busdriver
05 New York NY, Bowery Ballroom
06 New York NY, Southpaw
07 Philadelphia PA, The Fillmore at Theatre of Living Arts
08 Providence RI, Living Room
10 Cambridge MA, Middle East (Downstairs)
11 So. Burlington, VT, USA, Higher Ground
12 Montreal, QC, Canada, Studio JPR
13 Toronto, ON, Canada, El Mocambo
15 Detroit, MI, St. Andrews Hall
16 Toledo, OH, USA, Headliners
17 Cleveland, OH, USA, Peabody's Down Under
19 St. Louis, MO, USA, Pop's Nite Club
20 Chicago, IL, USA, House of Blues
21 Minneapolis, MN, USA, Varsity Theatre
22 Omaha, NE, USA, The Waiting Room

West Coast dates to follow in September.

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