In April, Lyrics Born released arguably his best - and definitely his funkiest, grooviest and booty-shakingest - record yet with Everywhere At Once.
The first single off the record is the unbelievably catchy "I Like It, I Love It," and Lyrics Born recently teamed with Neon masterminds Nabil Elderkin and John Pina (Common, Kanye West, John Legend) to create a video for the track. The results serve to highlight LB's overflowing charisma and mad acting skills, as he gets down as a wizard, a hippie and Mr. T, among others. MTVu, the video channel that plays on college campuses across the country, has naturally fallen for the video, which is currently receiving 40 to 50 spins a week - Summa Cum Laude rotation. Check it here.
On Friday, Lyrics Born departs for France to kick off a month-long European tour, immediately followed by a number of dates in Australia. He arrives back just in time to perform at San Francisco's Outside Lands music and arts festival alongside the likes of Radiohead, Beck and Wilco. Expect a US tour later in the year.
Lyrics Born on tour: 4 July - Belfort, France - Eurokennes Fest 5 July - Werchter, Belgium - Werchter Fest 6 July - London, UK - O2 Wireless Fest 10 July - Lisbon, Portugal - Lisbon Alive Fest 13 July - Rotterdam, NL - North Sea Jazz Fest 14 July - Vitoria, Spain - Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival 16 July - Montreux, SWI - Montreux Jazz Festival 18 July - St. Polten, Austria - Nuke Festival 19 July - Bern, SWI - Gurten Festival 20 July - Camden, UK - Dingwalls 21 July - Brighton, UK - Komedia 22 July - Edinburgh, UK - VooDoo Rooms 23 July - Nottingham, UK - The Rescue Rooms 24 July - Bristol, UK - Thekla 26 July - Manchester, UK - Mint Lounge 27 July - Liverpool, UK - Carling Academy 2 30 July - Ultrecht, NL - Tivoli 31 July - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg 3 August - Byron Bay, AU - Splendor in the Grass Festival 5 August - Hobart, AU - Republic Bar 6 August - Adelaide, AU - Electric Light Hotel 7 August - Perth, AU - Capitol 8 August - Melbourne, AU - The Espy 9 August - Sydney, AU - The Forum 22 - 24 Aug - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival - Golden Gate Park