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ATMOSPHERE DEBUTS VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “JUST FOR SHOW” ON MTV

ATMOSPHERE DEBUTS VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “JUST FOR SHOW” ON MTV

NEW STUDIO ALBUM THE FAMILY SIGN DUE APRIL 12 ON RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT

“THE FAMILY TOUR” SPANS U.S. AND CANADA, PLAYING LARGEST VENUES TO DATE

A video for Atmosphere’s new song “Just For Show” premiered this morning on MTV. Featuring Chloe the Golden Retriever in a performance praised by MTV, who says, “Not since ‘Cool Dog’ have we seen a dog express such an array of emotions in front of a camera.” Check it out here:

The preeminent independent hip-hop group reasserts their status as legends of the genre with the release of their most realized, streamlined effort to date, The Family Sign, due April 12th on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The album is available to preorder here.

This April Atmosphere will embark on a 21-date US and Canadian. The group, comprised of MC Slug and producer Ant, will be accompanied by keyboardist Erick Anderson and guitarist Nate Collis as well as label-mates Blueprint, Grieves with Budo, Sab The Artist & DJ Abilities. A notable stop of the excursion (and the group’s largest headlining performance to date) will take place at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA and will include the addition of Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz.

“THE FAMILY TOUR” DATES
04.20.11 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
04.21.11 – Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
04.22.11 – S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
04.23.11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04.24.11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
04.26.11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
04.27.11 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
04.28.11 – Richmond, VA @ The National
04.29.11 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
04.30.11 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
05.02.11 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ
05.04.11 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
05.05.11 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
05.06.11 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
05.07.11 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
05.09.11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
05.10.11 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
05.12.11 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
05.13.11 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
05.14.11 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon
05.17.11 – Boulder, Co @ Fox Theatre

What the press is saying:

“Slug has matured into one of hip-hops best performers … Slug might sing about being scared of success but it hasn’t stopped him from achieving it.”- LOS ANGELES TIMES

“With passionate inflection and pristine delivery, Slug toggles neatly among the poetic, preachy, and provocative, sometimes hitting all at once.”- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“A guy this talented deserves to achieve his goal to ‘build a home outta syllables.'” – SPIN

“In this era of the hip hop anti-hero, there’s no more unlikely candidate for universal stardom in the rap game than a gangly kid from Minneapolis.” – XLR8R

“One can feel Atmosphere loosening modern hip-hop from its moorings and yanking it into some weirder and far more interesting place.”- ROLLING STONE

“With a mix of introspection, sarcasm and passion – when slug raps it sounds as if he is forcing sweat from his eyes – Atmosphere has never sounded as pointed and focused” – BILLBOARD MAGAZINE