NNAMDÏ ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM + SIGNS TO SECRETLY CANADIAN
ANNOUNCES NATIONAL TOUR
PLEASE HAVE A SEAT AVAILABLE OCTOBER 7TH VIA
SECRETLY CANADIAN / SOOPER RECORDS
NNAMDÏ, the multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and one of Chicago’s most beloved indie musicians has announced a new album Please Have A Seat available October 7th via Secretly Canadian / Sooper Records, his first release after partnering with the venerable Bloomington, Indiana-based label. Watch the video for the first single “I Don’t Wanna Be Famous,” a song that finds NNAMDÏ taking a birds-eye view of his career so far and grappling with the meaning of success. The song is accompanied by an Austin Vesley-directed video that features NNAMDÏ being harassed by paparazzi in a sprawling mansion, getting pelted with tomatoes, and nervously passing through columns of adoring fans at a red carpet event. Additionally, NNAMDÏ has announced a tour in support of the album. Kicking off October 18th in Iowa the 15-date national tour will include a Thalia Hall hometown show, dates in Toronto, Boston, Brooklyn, DC, Atlanta, and many more (full dates below). Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, July 1st and can be purchased HERE.
The result of a much-needed pause, which lead to a creative and emotional reset, Please Have A Seat is NNAMDÏ’s most immediate and accessible effort to date. It stretches the limits of his pop songwriting and serves as a request to sit down, be present, and take in a moment. “I realized I never take time to just sit and take in where I’m at,” says NNAMDÏ. “It’s just nice to not be on ‘Go, Go, Go!’ mode, and reevaluate where I wanted to go musically. I wanted to be present”.
Each of the album’s 14 songs, which NNAMDÏ wrote, produced, and performed entirely himself, are relentlessly replayable, careening into unexpected and disorienting places. Shoved up against these potent doses of pop bliss are math-rock freakouts, arena-rock lead guitars, breakneck-paced rap flows, and feverish synth arrangements. It’s a visionary statement and another leap from Chicago’s hardest-working musician.
NNAMDÏ set a blistering pace in 2020 with his critically acclaimed genre-fusing LP Brat which earned him notable accolades from NPR, the New Yorker, Fader, Pitchfork, the Chicago Reader, the Chicago Tribune, which named him Chicagoan of the Year, and many more. A pummeling punk follow-up less than two months later came via the EP Black Plight followed by Krazy Karl, a frenetic jazz full-length tribute to Looney Tunes composer Carl Stalling and later a skittering electronic EP Are You Happy. He is the co-owner of local Chicago label Sooper Records and has toured with the likes of Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, black midi, and more.
Please Have A Seat album pre-order:
Please Have A Seat Track Listing
Ready to Run
I Don’t Wanna Be Famous
Tue-Oct-18 Davenport, IA The Raccoon Motel
Wed-Oct-19 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
Thu-Oct-20 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
Sat-Oct-22 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
Mon-Oct-24 Cleveland, OH Mahall’s
Tue-Oct-25 Toronto, ON The Garrison
Wed-Oct-26 Montreal, QC Diving Bell Social Club
Thu-Oct-27 Johnson, VT Northern Vermont University
Fri-Oct-28 Boston, MA Crystal Ballroom
Sat-Oct-29 Brooklyn, NY Baby’s All Right
Tue-Nov-01 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA
Wed-Nov-02 Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong
Thu-Nov-03 Carrboro, NC Pinhook
Fri-Nov-04 Atlanta, GA 529
Sat-Nov-05 Nashville, TN DRKMTTR