Published Feb 25, 2016It's been a while since Rosina Kazi and Nicholas Murray have offered up any new music from their LAL project, but the Toronto duo are set to deliver their first full-length in more than eight years this spring. Titled Find Safety, you can comfortably pop the collection into your ears on April 29 via Coax Records.
While the group delivered a self-titled set in 2012, a press release describes Find Safety as the proper follow-up to 2008's genre-hopping Deportation. Find Safety likewise flirts with a few different styles, listing Pete Rock, Fela Kuti and Massive Attack as inspiration. Mixing a message with the musicality, it's being pushed as a "compellingly danceable and provocative political statement."
Kazi and Murray spent three years putting together their latest full-length, with the act having previously teased the set in 2014 with a video for "Tiny Mirrors." It's added that the album comes informed by concerts held at their community "safe space" in Toronto, and reflects queer and BIPOC issues and social justice causes.
Below, you'll find a stream of the album's "Stand in My Way," courtesy of Quick Before It Melts. You'll also find some cross-country dates taking place between April and June below as well.
1. Dead Happiness
2. Tiny Mirrors
3. Rules Were Meant To Be Broken
4. Stand In My Way
6. One Way
8. Towards The Door
9. Find Safety
04/29 Toronto ON - Lee's Palace
05/03 Peterborough ON - The Spill
05/06 St Catharines ON - TBA
05/07 Hamilton ON - Homegrown Hamilton
05/08 Guelph ON - Make Box
05/13 Ottawa ON - Pressed
05/14 Montreal QC - Casa Del Popolo
05/20 Halifax NS - The Company House
05/21 St John's NFLD - Easton Glen
05/28 Maynooth ON - The Arlington
06/02 Victoria BC - Victoria Event Centre
06/03 Vancouver BC - Wise Hall
06/04 Vancouver BC - TBA
06/08 Edmonton AB - TBA
06/09 Calgary AB - TBA
06/10 Saskatoon SK - Saskatoon Pride