Dälek return to Ipecac Recordings, release Endangered Philosophies on Sept 1st

16 Jun

(photo credit is Eric Kjensrud, hi res version available)

Dälek, who have been “mixing the searing political rhetoric of Public Enemy, the suffocating shoegaze textures of My Bloody Valentine and the primal appeal of squealing industrial noise” for over 18 years (Rolling Stone), return to Ipecac Recordings with Endangered Philosophies, the trio’s fifth Ipecac release and seventh album overall.
 
Along with the Melvins and Isis (the band), Dälek helped form the foundation of our label,” said Ipecac Recordings co-founder Greg Werckman. “We could not be happier to be working with them again. They remain unique and uncompromising and continue to defy genre limitations.
 
Tour dates (more to be announced soon):
May 31  Montreal, QC  Bar Le Ritz (w/Daughters)
June 1  Toronto, ON  Hard Luck (w/Daughters)
June 2  Detroit, MI  El Club (w/Daughters)
June 3  Cleveland, OH  Agora Ballroom (w/Daughters)
June 4  Washington, DC  DC9 (w/Daughters)
October 28  Baltimore, MD  Rams Head (Days of Darkness Festival)
 
Before Def Jux, before Death Grips, before Yeezus, there was Dälek” (Noisey). Pioneers of alt hip-hop, Dälek features rapper/producer MC Dälek, producer/live electronics Mike Manteca and turntablist DJ rEk.  With roots in the mid-‘90s DIY scene, Dälek has consistently released groundbreaking albums, starting with their 1998 debut EP, Negro Necro Nekros, which NME said saw the outfit “deconstruct hip hop” to 2016’s Asphalt for Eden, hailed by Pitchfork for its subtlety and restraint, saying “on Asphalt for Eden, hip hop ascends into the noosphere.”
 

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