New Release: Hiatus Kaiyote – ‘Tawk Tomahawk’ + US Tour Dates


Hiatus Kaiyote is the sound of serendipity. On their debut album Tawk Tomahawk, the band strikes the perfect note merging poetry and polyrhythms.

Singer songwriter Nai Palm was the gravitational force that crystallized the vision for Hiatus Kaiyote’s brand of future soul, and this influence is evident on the track “Nakamarra,” which references the majestic red earth that Nai Palm roamed as a child. “Lace Skull” explores what it is to be vulnerable. “To have courage to share is a powerful thing,” says Palm, and “that song lyrically was about the celebration of showing flaws and inner most vulnerability.” Q-Tip lends his voice for a collaborative verse on the track that is featured exclusively on the re-released album.

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Catch Hiatus Kaiyote at Giant Step’s SummerStage show in Central Park on August 11th, or at one of their upcoming

Tour Dates:
July 25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan
July 26 – Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan
July 27 – Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan
July 28 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
July 31 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
August 1 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
August 3* – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 4* – Detroit, MI – Chene Park Amphitheatre
August 6 – Cleveland, OH – Cambridge Room
August 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
August 11** – New York, NY – Giant Step’s Central Park Summerstage | More Info
August 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
August 14 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
August 15 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House
August 17 – Miami, FL – Blackbird Ordinary

* Denotes date with Erykah Badu and D’Angelo
** Denotes date with Jose James and Shuggie Otis