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When we grabbed tea with Philly anthro-hip-hop-ologist Lushlife last month, he described his upcoming Plateau Vision LP as a work that would primarily appeal to “this subset of people who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s and have extremely broad tastes.” Now that the album is streaming in full over at Complex, we see what he means. In opening track “Magnolia” alone, Lushlife (aka Raj Halder) name checks Zola Jesus, Henry James and Dorothy Vogel within a few exhalations. It’s actually the same verse he released a few months ago on a stellar Fleet Foxes/Frank Ocean mashup, available below.

Novacane Mykonos by lushlifemedia

You can soon catch Lushlife on his East Coast tour, opening select gigs for Shabaz Palaces and elsewhere pulling support from Plateau Vision contributor Cities Aviv. Judging from the last time we saw Lushlife and Aviv share a mic during 2011 CMJ Music Marathon, it should be a raucous ride.

Tour Dates for Lushlife
04/11 – Montreal QC – Il Motore*
04/12 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse*
04/17 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s (w/ Dice Raw and Gracie)
04/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands (w/ Shine 2009 and My Dry Wet Mess)
04/20 – Burlington, VT – BCA Center
05/02 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge#
05/03 – Knoxville, TN – Relix Variety Theater#
05/04 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle #
05/05 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade #
05/06 – Athens, GA – Farm 255 #
05/08 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
05/09 – Raleigh/Durham, NC – Casbah
05/10 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s
05/11 – TBD
05/12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Shadow Lounge

* with Shabazz Palaces
# with Cities Aviv