Scarypoolparty announces ‘The Acoustic Tour’, a 16-show solo acoustic tour set for this June. Throughout 2020, this “rare virtuoso” (MTV) performed a series of live streams for the likes of Billboard, BeeApp, Inside Lands and MelodyVR, plus streams for LA venues The Roxy, The Wiltern and Hotel Cafe. Kicking off June 4 in Tempe, AZ, this upcoming socially-distanced tour is among the first post-pandemic artist tour announcements and marks his first round of dates coming this year.
Pre-sale for The Acoustic Tour kicks off Friday, March 26th (password: Paradise). Public on-sale begins on Saturday, March 27th. Details here.
The 2020 pandemic lockdown was a time of trailblazing creativity for Scarypoolparty (aka Alejandro Aranda), during which he gained artistic momentum and expanded his audience. The year included the critically-acclaimed EP DOOM HOLOGRAM, which was featured on NPR New Music Friday, Billboard, The Wild Honey Pie and Forbes, who called it “an incredibly visual and cinematic work.” Now with an arsenal of never-before-heard music, is ready for a big 2021.
Last month, he released his single “Home,” a dark meditation on longing and loneliness blending organic acoustic elements with electronic samples. He’s also been surprising fans with new music on his YouTube channel, releasing videos for tracks “Cellphones” and “The Darkness”, plus a 51-minute minute piano improv.
Out this Friday (3.26), LOS ANGELES (via Hollywood Records) is his first major release of 2021 and a product of the stillness of the past year. Co-produced by SAWYR (Taylor Swift, ZAYN, Nicki Minaj) and Scarypoolparty, the new EP is a complex mix of The Weeknd-esque alt-R&B with a jazz-inspired rock vibe. These songs are filled with raw, introspective honesty and Scarypoolpary’s signature probing lyrics and addictive hooks.
“From the outside, a lot of people think of LA as this paradise,” Aranda explains, “but living here, you see a lot of people hurting, a lot of people in pain that no one wants to talk about.”
LOS ANGELES is undoubtedly Scarypoolparty’s most candid yet, facing anxiety and isolation with his heart affixed firmly to his sleeve. Across the EP, he tackles heartbreak and disillusionment (“Overdone” and “Room Full of Cards”) alongside the stark realities of living in Los Angeles and the ongoing opioid epidemic (“Paradise). The EP’s “pristine” (Rock Sound) trap single, “Universe” featuring emo-rapper nothing,nowhere. finds Scarypooparty flippantly addressing the immense uncertainty of the world. Alternative Press called it an “epic track filled with distorted lyrics and sick keys,” Watch/listen here.
LOS ANGELES Track List:
1. “Universe” ft. nothing, nowhere. (Alejandro Aranda, Joe Mulherin and TJ Routon)
2. “Overdone” (Aranda, Routon
)3. “Paradise” (Aranda, Routon)
4. “Room Full of Cards” (Aranda, Routon)
‘The Acoustic Tour’ Dates:
Fri., June 4 – Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Tues., June 8 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Wed, June 9 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Fri., June 11 – Coca-Cola Roxy – Atlanta, GA
Sat., June 12 – Avondale Brewing – Birmingham, AL
Sun., June 13 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN (2 shows)
Mon, June 14 – Graceland – Memphis, TN
Thurs., June 17 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO (2 shows)
Fri., June 18 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO (2 shows)
Sat., June 19 – Aggie – Fort Collins, CO (2 shows)
Sun., June 20 – Aggie – Fort Collins, CO (2 shows)