serpentwithfeet tiptoes out on North American tour, adds his serpent-footprints to even more places

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Numerous anthropomorphic tour dates were announced back when Josiah “serpentwithfeet” Wise’s debut album soil was explicitly foreshadowed, but now that soil’s been released and is unloading all sorts of magnificence on the general public, it’s only natural that the chronic resident of the Northeast megalopolis would try to supplement those eccentric love songs with some additional affection via performance.

I have no idea what to specifically expect concert-wise from a man who colors his beard, has “HEAVEN” tattooed on his forehead, and who has penchant for singing emotionally using lyrics that vaguely recall his explicitly religious upbringing…but listening to his records, it’s hard not to get caught up in Wise’s progressive attempts at personal purification. Hey, we’ve all been there!

The bulk of the added dates are in Europe, though serpentwithfeet is also now scheduled to perform at Fuji Rock in Tokyo, Treasure Island Music Festival in Oakland, and at a show in his hometown of Baltimore. Check out the complete list down below, listen to the track “Seedless,” and of course, continue to robotically refresh the TMT homepage (even when you’re eating), so that you can be the first to read our review of soil when it arrives. Heck, you even need feet to do that!

All dates:

06.19.18 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall *
06.21.18 – Portland, OR – Holocene *
06.22.18 – Seattle, WA – Barboza *
06.23.18 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret *
06.25.18 – Washington, DC – DC9 #
06.26.18 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s #
06.27.18 – Boston, MA – Great Scott #
06.29.18 – Toronto, ON – The Drake #
07.01.18 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle #
07.06-07.18 – Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires
07.17.18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
07.29.18 – Tokyo, JP – Fuji Rock
08.08.18 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
08.10.18 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Haven
10.09.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
10.10.18 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
10.11.18 – Raleigh, NC – Kings
10.13-14.18 – Oakland, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
10.14.18 – Atlanta, GA – Afropunk Festival
10.26.18 – Madrid, Spain – Primavera Club
10.27.18 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Club
10.29.18 – Paris, France – Badaboum
10.30.18 – London, UK – Islington Assembly
11.01.18 – Duedingen, Switzerland – Bad Bonn
11.02.18 – Zurich, Switzerland – Exit
11.03.18 – Milan, Italy – Club to Club
11.06.18 – Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9
11.07.18 – Berlin, Germany – Lido
11.09.18 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who

* Katie Gately
# Lee Mo

Watch serpentwithfeet’s Take Away Show

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Last week, Josiah Wise released his debut serpentwithfeet album, soil. It’s a gorgeous and fantastical blend of gospel, R&B, and experimental music. Wise is also a virtuoso performer who knows exactly how to make every song he writes sound incredibly unique live, and that’s exactly what he did for his entry in La … More »

serpentwithfeet – “seedless”

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serpentwithfeetThere are many, many great albums coming out later this week, and one of those albums is soil, the full-length debut from serpentwithfeet. The Baltimore-born R&B experimenter serpentwithfeet started out singing gospel music in church, and his music is almost a secular version of gospel — devotional music about the transcendence that can come from … More »

Watch: serpentwithfeet – “cherubim”

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One of the cherubim reached out his hand to the fire that was among them. He took up some of it and put it into the hands of the man in linen, who took it and went out.
Ezekiel 10:7

Intimacy — where is it found? Or, where do you find it? Can you think of that place? Of that person?

Hold that image. Feel it. Let it absorb you. Maybe you’re even there now. Physically, I mean. Maybe not. Maybe it’s a far off place, maybe it’s close. Maybe it is — or was — fleeting. Or maybe it’s something that will stick around a while. But certainly not eternal. Intimacy is not eternal. Eternity defeats intimacy. Without ephemerality, attachment has no purpose.

Wherever you are, I want you to take yourself there, to that Other place; enter into your skin, feel the intimacy. Take it in. Covet it — but not too much. Covetousness is sinful, after all. But we are borne from sin. So indulge. Just a little.

Take that flame, hold it, carry it. Sing. Sing like the cherubim.

Watch serpentwithfeet give himself to Love in the video for “cherubim” above. It’s a new single from his debut album soil, which drops June 8 via Secretly Canadian/Tri Angle Records. Pre-order here.

Watch: serpentwithfeet – “cherubim”

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One of the cherubim reached out his hand to the fire that was among them. He took up some of it and put it into the hands of the man in linen, who took it and went out.
Ezekiel 10:7

Intimacy — where is it found? Or, where do you find it? Can you think of that place? Of that person?

Hold that image. Feel it. Let it absorb you. Maybe you’re even there now. Physically, I mean. Maybe not. Maybe it’s a far off place, maybe it’s close. Maybe it is — or was — fleeting. Or maybe it’s something that will stick around a while. But certainly not eternal. Intimacy is not eternal. Eternity defeats intimacy. Without ephemerality, attachment has no purpose.

Wherever you are, I want you to take yourself there, to that Other place; enter into your skin, feel the intimacy. Take it in. Covet it — but not too much. Covetousness is sinful, after all. But we are borne from sin. So indulge. Just a little.

Take that flame, hold it, carry it. Sing. Sing like the cherubim.

Watch serpentwithfeet give himself to Love in the video for “cherubim” above. It’s a new single from his debut album soil, which drops June 8 via Secretly Canadian/Tri Angle Records. Pre-order here.

serpentwithfeet – “cherubim” Video

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The R&B experimentalist serpentwithfeet has been blowing people’s minds for a few years, and he’ll finally release his full-length debut soil next month. We’ve already posted his video for “bless ur heart,” the album’s first single. Today, he’s shared a second vide, for a new song called “cherubim.” … More »

Red Bull Music Festival New York announces 2018 programming

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Red Bull Music Festival returns to New York this year for its sixth annual installment, celebrating a breadth of sounds across the boroughs May 3-26.

The festival will host an array of world premieres, including Oneohtrix Point Never’s MYRIAD — a daring, immersive performance built specifically for Park Avenue Armory — as well as performances from Robyn, Fever Ray, Drift Multiply by Tristan Perch, serpentwithfeet, and John Maus.

Since the festival began in 2013, the New York installment has brought an array of invigorating public conversations to the city, including D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Brian Eno, James Murphy, George Clinton, Giorgio Moroder’s first-ever DJ set; world premieres of live shows including Anohni’s Hopelessness, FKA Twigs’ Congregata, and Solange’s An Ode To at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and the Larry Levan Street Party which brought out more than 20,000 New Yorkers.

More information, including the full lineup and tickets, is available here.

Red Bull Music Festival New York Calendar 2018

serpentwithfeet – “bless ur heart” Video

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Avant-R&B performer serpentwithfeet released a tremendous EP in 2016 called blisters by way of the experimental label Tri Angle Records. Since then, we’ve heard serpentwithfeet cover Beyoncé’s “Love Drought” and watched him charm the hell out of the audience at Basilica SoundScape 2017. More »

Avant-R&B Singer serpentwithfeet Preached A Gospel All His Own At Basilica Soundscape

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If you know anything about Basilica Soundscape, the boutique music festival that transpires every September in Hudson, New York, it’s that its organizers brand it as an “anti-festival.” It’s true: The event is a far cry from the average American music festival experience, in which the same handful of accessible, industry-supported artists perform on large … More »

Basilica SoundScape announces initial 2017 line-up with Zola Jesus, Jlin, serpentwithfeet, John Maus, Blanck Mass, and more

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Hey loser! JK, JK! Let’s pretend for a second that you’re cool enough to attend this year’s iteration of “Prole-chella,” a.k.a. the Basilica SoundScape festival in Hudson, NY—where you can enjoy a full weekend that offers “a thoughtful mix of music, visual art, and literature” for the MERE cost of a $60 pass (or $110 with camping). It’s a fantasy worth contemplating, because the fest’s initial lineup has just been revealed, and there’s quite a lot of COOLNESS to be excited about.

On the music side, SoundScape attendees will enjoy the aural experiences of heavy-hitters like Jlin, John Maus, Zola Jesus, Blanck Mass, and Protomartyr, alongside those of up-and-comers like serpentwithfeet, Priests, and more. The festival will also host readings by Darcie Wilder, Eileen Myles, and Patty Schemel, and visual art by Naama Tsabar, Emma Kohlmann, Marianne Vitale, and Jessy Draxler. That’s a lot of talent under one industrial roof!

Of course, if those weren’t enough serialized names for you, there are also lots of important people are working behind-the-scenes to make sure this year’s event lives up to its sterling legacy. Basilica Hudson’s creative directors Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone have joined with editor-in-chief of The Creative Independent, Brandon Stosuy, for the sixth year in a row to program the festival, while Pitchfork editor Jenn Pelly came on as a special guest curator and Michael Renaud returned as creative director. Truly a pedigree you can trust.

Basilica SoundScape 2017 takes place September 15-17, and potential attendees are “encouraged to purchase tickets early” because, unlike all other events taking place in physical space, this one has “limited capacity” (I’m sure there’s no bias there). If you’d like to learn more about the festival, check out the full list of announced artists on a website that’s formatted slightly differently, or purchase those hot tix, I recommend clicking this link…and hoping to God you become a lot cooler by September.

(How “cool” are we talkin’? This would be a good rough goal:)