Janelle Monae Sets Release Date

02/12/2010
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Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy recording artist Janelle Monae has announced the release of her debut album. "The ArchAndroid" will arrive in stores and at all DSPs on May 18th.

The album will be heralded by the first single, "Tightrope (Feat. Big Boi)." The track will premiere on Thursday, February 11th on Pitchfork.com, with a companion song from "The ArchAndroid," entitled "Cold War," debuting the following day via Monαe's official website, www.janellemonae.com. Both songs will be available for purchase exclusively at the site beginning February 12th, and then at all DSPs on February 23rd. In addition, a music video for "Tightrope" is currently in pre-production.

"The ArchAndroid" is an "EMOTION PICTURE" brought to you by Janelle Monαe and the Mad Minds of the Wondaland Arts Society. The star-studded featured cast includes the legendary Big Boi of OutKast, renowned poet Saul Williams, psychedelic dance-punk troupe Of Montreal, punk prophets Deep Cotton, and the Wondaland Arch Orchestra.

The album was recorded at Wondaland Studios in Atlanta, but written all over the world, including but not limited to Moscow, Prague, Istanbul, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, and the Palace of the Dogs. "The ArchAndroid" was inspired not only by the energy of these places, but by such revolutionary musicians and artistic visionaries as Salvador Dalν, Walt Disney, OutKast, Stevie Wonder, Octavia Butler, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, and John Williams. The album was Executive Produced by Nate Wonder, Chuck Lightning, Janelle Monαe, and Sean "Diddy" Combs, with Co-Executive Production from Big Boi of OutKast.

MARCH
15 Washington, DC Black Cat
17 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
18 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
21 San Francisco, CA Cafι Du Nord
22 San Francisco, CA Cafι Du Nord
23 Los Angeles, CA The Viper Room
24 Los Angeles, CA The Viper Room
29 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL
30 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL
31 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN

APRIL
2 St. Andrews Detroit, MI
5 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
6 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
9 Joe's Pub New York, NY
10 Joe's Pub New York, NY


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