New York City hip-hop artist LE1F has announced that he has signed with Terrible Records. His first release for the label will be the Hey EP which will be released digitally on March 10th with an LP to follow later in the year.
With an impressive amount of acclaimed mixtapes under his belt (Dark York, Fly Zone, Tree House) garnering attention from the likes of Pitchfork , Fader, Spin, Rolling Stone, New York Times, Vogue and more, Le1f and Terrible Records in their new partnership with XL Recordings have decided to make the Hey EP the literal introduction to their roster.
The EP features 4 new tracks produced by the likes of Matrixxman, Harry B, Dubbel Dutch and past contributor/collaborator Boody, alongside ‘Wut’ from his career establishing mixtape Dark York. The video for ‘Wut’ has now reached nearly 2 million YouTube views and features the trademark choreography from the Wesleyan graduate, a theme strung though all of the rapper’s stunning and widely popular videos.
Kirin J Callinan, Australia’s most charismatic and confronting musician reveals the video for his latest single ‘EMBRACISM’. The title track of his long-awaited debut, it has already drawn critical praise and intrigue from international and local media for its dangerous lyrics and intense guitar work.
Directed by Cara Stricker, the video for ‘EMBRACISM’ is an evolution from Callinan’s triple j award winning clip for song ‘Way II War’. It provides a challenging and intoxicating visual piece that demands attention. Daring in its physicality, it follows Callinan in his morning routine.
Catch Kirin launch the album Embracism nationally on Wednesday 26 June at Yours & Owls in Wollongong, Thursday 27 June at Terrace Bar in Newcastle,Friday 28 June at The Standard in Sydney, Saturday 29 June at The Zoo in Brisbane, Wednesday 3 July at a unique location in Melbourne, Thursday 4 July at Northcote Social Club in Melbourne, Saturday 6 July at Jive in Adelaide, Friday 19 July at The Bakery in Perth, and Saturday 20 July at Mojos in Fremantle.