Monday, March 11, 2013

Major Lazer’s new song featuring Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

MICHAEL ROFFMAN/Consequence of Sound


Major Lazer kick off this exciting week with a new track off their forthcoming sophomore album, Free the Universe, due out April 15th via Secretly Canadian. Following past single “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)”, the group strings along Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig for a spacey trip to Jamaica with “Jessica”. Don’t be fooled by the title, however, this has nothing to do with Greg or Duane Allman. Instead, it’s a Rastafarian head trip and a prime example of how high Koenig’s vocals can get. Stream it below (via Pitchfork).



In anticipation of the album’s release, check out the outfit’s Lazers Strike Back Vol 1. mixtape, which is comprised of rare/unreleased music. And stay tuned for two additional mixtapes ahead of Free the Universe’s release.

Major Laze are currently out on tour and will hit South by Southwest later this week before hitching up with Angel Hazer for even more U.S. dates.

Major Lazer 2013 Tour Dates:
03/11 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues ^
03/12 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues ^
03/14 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
03/15 – South Padre Island, TX @ UME Festival
03/16 – Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival
03/19 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre *%
03/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *%
03/21 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *%
03/22 – Kansas City, MO @ The Midland *%
03/23 – Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival
03/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue *%
03/26 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo *%
03/27 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre *%
03/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *%
03/31 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
04/06 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
04/13 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/25 – Paris, FR @ Batalcan
04/26 – Rouen, FR @ LE 106
04/27 – Masterdam, NL @ Paradiso
04/29 – Utrecht, NL@ Tivoli
05/01 – Sheffield, UK @ The Plug
05/02 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy
05/03 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
05/04 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
05/07 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
05/08 – Zurich, CH @ Maag Halle
05/09 – Milan, IT @ Magazzini Generali
05/10 – Bologna, IT @ Link
05/11 – Marseille, FR @ Cabaret Aleatoire
05/14 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Hall
05/15 – Warsaw, PL @ Palladium
05/16 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain
06/13 – Barcelona, ES @ Sonar Festival
08/15-17 – St. Polten, AT @ Frequency Festival

^ = w/ Dragonette
* = w/ Angel Haze
% = w/ Lunice

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