Sudan Archives announces tour dates; watch La Blogotheque session

Sudan Archives announces tour dates; watch La Blogotheque session

ANNOUNCES TUNE-YARDS SUPPORT DATES AND COACHELLA 2018 APPEARANCE

NEW MUSIC SLATED FOR RELEASE IN 2018 ON STONES THROW

WATCH SUDAN ARCHIVES PERFORM ‘COME MEH WAY’ AND ‘WAKE UP’ FOR LA BLOGOTHEQUE HERE

Photo by Reiner Pfisterer

LA-based singer, songwriter, producer and violinist Sudan Archives has officially been announced as the opening act for tUnE-yArDs on their 2018 tour dates through February and March. Sudan Archives will also make her Coachella debut in 2018 – see below for a full list of dates.

Vocalist, and self taught violinist, Sudan Archives grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where at a young age she embarked on her unique musical journey. Taking up the violin in fourth grade, she eventually taught herself how to play the instrument by ear and performed in her fathers church choir. Ultimately growing out of what Cincinnati had to offer, Sudan headed out West to pursue music. Moving to Los Angeles, Sudan Archives was inspired to explore a connection to Northeast Africa and solidified her own personal style in the process. This influence lead to the fusion of African string instruments with electronic production and R&B, creating the distinctive folk-and-soul project that is Sudan Archives. The 23 year old’s debut self titled EP on Stones Throw, released last summer, was met with high praise from NPR, Pitchfork, The FADER, Vogue, FACT, Rolling Stone, Bandcamp, Resident Advisor, The New York Times and more, also earning the #1 spot on the Vinyl Factory’s Favorite 12″s of 2017. The Guardian also included her on their artists to watch in 2018.

Just released, you can now watch the Sudan Archives’ performance for French platform La Blogothéque. Shot at Oude Hortus’ historic greenhouse in Utrecht, during Le Guess Who Festival, this special stripped-down session for La Blogothèque’s Take Away Show series includes the songs ‘Come Meh Way’ and ‘Wake Up’.  Watch her performance below.

Sudan Archives – Take Away Show (La Blogotheque)
‘Come Meh Way’ & ‘Wake Up’

 

NORTH AMERICAN SPRING 2018 TOUR DATES
February 15 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *
February 16 – Reno, NV @ Cargo at Whitney Peak *
February 17 – Chico, CA @Senator Theater *
February 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren *
February 20 – San Diego, CA @ North Park Theater *
February 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater *
February 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater *
February 23 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
February 25 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
February 26 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox *
February 27 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom *
March 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
March 3 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
March 4 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
March 14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
March 21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
* w/ Tune-Yards

PRAISE FOR SUDAN ARCHIVES
It is rare that a new artist is so innovative that their music genuinely surprises you…[Sudan Archives] self-titled debut EP… combines R&B, funk and West African fiddling to make some of the most exciting new folk music.” FACT
“Armed with little more than a digital looping station and a violin, Sudan Archives finds singularity and certain value in a sound that suggests both the depths of her ability and the untapped potential of the instrument itself.”PITCHFORK
“If Erykah Badu wandered back to her roots with a four-track, you could imagine something such as this emanating fragrantly from the sessions.” – THE GUARDIAN
“One of the most original and best records of the year, Sudan Archives expands and reimagines the possibilities of the violin, a difficult thing to do in a postmodern world in which everything seems to have been done.” LA WEEKLY

 

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘COME MEH WAY’


WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘WATER’

 

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