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Claude VonStroke - Lay It Down Re-Smoked feat. DJ Nehpets [Preview]

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    Claude VonStroke - Urban Animal

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    Stuck in the 9-5 grind, stifled by the impersonality of constant social media and mobile interaction, contemporary urban life can be suffocating. For a certain breed, release cannot be found in the vast, unpopulated great outdoors. Urban Animals congregate in heaving warehouses, seeking solace in the liberating beats of the kick drum. They are bound not by association, but through a shared experience of primal relief felt in those shadowy, dance floor corners swelling with the sounds of low end frequencies and brazenly sculpted grooves. This is the Urban Animal’s jungle.

    Claude VonStroke’s third original album and the 100th release for dirtybird is indebted to this bold and bestial inner-city lifestyle, but it’s also a product of its creator; a unique subspecies steeped in that San Franciscan sound, intersecting unknown terrain on instruction of the inimitable dirtybird label boss.  Just as Urban Animal’s artwork reconstructs photography of derelict city architecture from Detroit and the Midwest into three compelling animal portraits, so too has Claude VonStroke sampled unexpected sounds from his chaotic working environment to create the nine intriguing tracks that make up his full length composition. Think of VonStroke as a modern day, West Coast Frankenstein, his creature a rugged arrangement of the most discordant, unlikely parts whilst somehow brimming with beauty and human appeal.

    Spanning genre, space and mood, Claude VonStroke’s Urban Animal is as unpredictable and bewildering as any living entity.

    Urban Animal Tour dates:

    10/4/2013 San Francisco CA The Regency Ballroom
    10/5/2013 Los Angeles CA Exchange
    10/12/2013 Boston MA The Sinclair
    10/13/2013 Burlington VT Club Metronome
    10/17/2013 Miami FL Grand Central
    10/18/2013 Toronto ON The Hoxton
    10/19/2013 Montreal QC SAT
    10/24/2013 Austin TX Kingdom
    10/25/2013 Asheville NC Mountain Oasis **
    10/30/2013 Phoenix AZ Monarch Theater
    10/31/2013 Royal Oak MI Royal Oak Music Theater
    11/1/2013 Buffalo NY Rendezvous
    11/7/2013 Eugene OR WOW Hall
    11/8/2013 Portland OR Branx
    11/9/2013 Denver CO City Hall
    11/13/2013 Washington DC U Street Music Hall
    11/14/2013 Tampa FL The Kennedy
    11/15/2013 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer

    ** date without J.Phlip

    Buy tickets here:
    www.claudevonstroke.com

    www.facebook.com/Claude.VonStroke
    www.twitter.com/vonstroke
    www.facebook.com/dirtybirdrecords

    Released by: dirtybird
    Release/catalogue number: DB100
    Release date: Sep 24, 2013

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