In anticipation of Atmosphere‘s upcoming release, Fishing Blues, the Minneapolis duo— emcee Sean “Slug” Daley and producer/DJ Anthony “Ant” Davis—has released a new video for the single “Pure Evil,” a track oozing with political rhetoric.

“Pure Evil,” which addresses police brutality, is something Rhymesayers encourages its artists to talk about. According to Daley, “We’re proud to be part of a label that not only allows, but encourages artists to make videos, singles, and focus tracks out of songs like this.”

Daley and Davis have been making music together as Atmosphere for over 20 years and have managed to carve their own niche in indie Hip Hop, while neither straying too far off their path, nor resorting to playing it safe. Fishing Blues is a collection of songs that both define and redefine the Atmosphere sound, featuring 18 new tracks written and produced by Atmosphere with appearances from DOOM, Aesop Rock, Kool Keith, The Grouch and more. Fishing Blues drops August 12 via Rhymesayers. Visit www.rhymesayers.com for more information. 

Atmosphere kicks off its massive Freshwater Fly Fisherman Tour today [Saturday, August 6].

FRESHWATER FLY FISHERMEN TOUR DATES

8.06 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion ^

8.13 – Somerset, WI @ Summer Set Music & Camping Festival +

9.02 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater ^^

9.08 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre **

9.09 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brian’s Event Centre **

9.10 – Calgary, AB @ One Love Music Festival +

9.11 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall **

9.13 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub (SOLD OUT) *

9.14 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT) *

9.15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo *

9.17 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater *

9.18 – Bend, OR @ Midtown Ballroom *

9.19 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *

9.20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic *

9.23 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park *

9.24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Shrine Outdoors ***

9.26 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee *

9.28 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brewing Company *

9.30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *

10.01 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *

10.02 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma *

10.03 – Billings, MT @ Babcock Theatre *

10.05 – Fargo, ND @ Fargo Civic Center *

10.06 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium *

10.07 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater

10.08 – Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium ^

10.22 – Cincinnati, OH @ Ubahn Festival +

11.02 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection *

11.03 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *

11.04 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy *

11.05 – London, ON @ London Music Hall *

11.07 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre *

11.09 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre *

11.10 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *

11.11 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place *

11.12 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA *

11.14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *

11.15 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *

11.17 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *

11.18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *

11.19 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *

11.21 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall *

11.22 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall *

 

+ Festival Tour Date

^ Supporting Pretty Lights

^^ Brother Ali, Lifter Puller, Lizzo, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word

*  Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word

** Brother Ali, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word

*** Dilated Peoples, Aesop Rock, Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word