MP3: Dark Rap Group BLKHRTS Share First Leak from Upcoming Mixtape Death, Romance and The Color BLK
Denver Rappers With A Taste For The Dark Side Set To Release Death, Romance and The Color BLK via Lecord Rabel on July 30th
BLKHRTS, a Denver-based rap group comprised of members Yonnas, King F.O.E, and Karma The Voice, have been creating buzz for some time now with their attention grabbing blend of metal, goth, hardcore and hip-hop, and are now set to unleash their latest effort, the Death, Romance and The Color BLK mixtape, which is due out July 30 via Lecord Rabel, an imprint of Dave Sitek’s Federal Prism label.
The group’s goth-rap style plays like M.O.P. meet Morrissey, filtered through heavy, threatening percussion thrown into a mosh pit. With each member’s distinct vocal delivery that ranges from sparse, poetic flows to agitated, aggressive and descriptive storytelling has elevated them beyond simple classifications for their genre. Eclectic sampling, from Joy Division, Matthew Dear and Eraserhead to name a few, cross-genre musical influences and poignant, substantive content have gained BLKHRTS national attention, with nods from Pitchfork and the LA Times as well as performances at a SXSW showcase and at Low End Theory in Los Angeles.
The new 11-track mixtape will feature production by group member Yonnas as well as collaborations with Big Black Delta and Steven McDonald of hardcore punk band OFF!. Jeff Weiss’ Passion of the Weiss premiered the first leak from the album, “The Space Between (I’ve Got It All In Here)” in which he describes the pitched up vocal samples as slamming into twisted metal and their three voices bleeding into “one hoarse bark, filled with chants and drums too dark to glitter.”
Death, Romance and The Color BLK track list:
01. The Space Between (I’ve Got It All In Here) – Mixed by Big Black Delta
02. At Least I Can Say I Loved (You)
03. Wrath of God (Crystal Castles Remix)
04. BRK T M- Mixed by Steve McDonald of OFF!
05. Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
06. Talk About The…..
07. Pack A Day
08. Unleaded (World War Z mix)
09. BLK MTTLK
Listen to the song here: https://soundcloud.com/blkhrts/blkhrts-the-space-between-ive
Check out the track premiere at Passion of the Weiss: http://passionweiss.com/2013/06/18/blk-hrts-the-space-between-ive-got-it-all-in-here/#more-22115
Album Release Party in Denver:
BLKHRTS, Widowers, The ReMINDers, DJ Boyhollow
July 27th, doors at 8PM
@ The Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St
All ages $12 ADV $15 DOS. Ticket includes physical copy of mixtape.
Tix: SodaJerkPresents.com and MarquisTheatre.com
July 4th- Omaha @ Louie Bar & Grill
July 5th- Des Moines @ Gas Lamp
July 8th- Minneapolis @ Studio B
July 16th-Springfield, MO @ Nathan P. Murphy’s
July 17th-Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar
July 31st- Salt Lake City @Bar Deluxe
BLKHRTS are three MCs that hail from Denver, Colorado; King F.O.E, Karma The Voice, and Yonnas. Citing musical influences that range from Morrissey and Joy Division to M.O.P. and E-40, BLKHRTS have created a sound Yonnas, the group’s producer, describes as “a grand and emotive romanticism and fatalism..layer[ed] over hard beats.” Walking the line between rock and rap, the group’s production maintains an edgy and hard hitting energy while their lyrical delivery oscillates between laid back flows to lightning fast descriptive storytelling. Their lyrical content tends toward exploring the darker aspects of themes like sex, drugs, money and death, reflecting their own life struggles and those of their community. Having already garnered critical acclaim with their previous work—Pitchfork called their 2011 debut BLK S BTFL “one of the year’s best overlooked mixtapes,” and the LA Times wrote, “BLKHRTS’ words and beats hit like shrapnel…it is rap as hard-core punk that never forgets it’s hip-hop”—the group has continued to work feverishly, individually and collectively. Yonnas released SEXTAPE, while F.O.E. put out his own solo project entitled J.U.N.K.I.E., and full length album executive-produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek will drop later this year on Lecord Rabel, an imprint of Dave Sitek‘s Federal Prism.
A Song For…: http://youtu.be/llB3sdB4RjU
Come Around ft. Zale Hessler – King FOE of BLKHRTS: https://soundcloud.com/blkhrts/come-around-ft-zale-hessler
BLKHRTS Sacrafice An Angel: http://youtu.be/AFZwbaFUD9E
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/blkhrts/