The release is the duo's sixth collaborative EP, and comes after last year's In Praise of Darkness LP, also via Deadbeats. "Two One Six," the EP's lead single, landed with the announcement, replete with the pair's signature mixture of experimental bass, glitch, and hip-hop, blending a dark aesthetic of sound through stark transitions, charged overtones, and bold vocal samples.
In support of the release, Shades will tour through Europe and North America, including a performance at Lightning In A Bottle Music Festival in Bakersfield, CA.
Black Heart Communion EP lands March 29 with Deadbeats, with "Two One Six" streaming below and tracklisting coming soon.
Shades, 2019 Tour Dates
4/19 Toulouse, France—Le Bikini
4/21 Amsterdam, Netherlands—Melkweg
4/26 Groningen, Netherlands—De Oosterpoort
4/27 Berlin, Germany—Gretchen
5/10 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Warehouse on Watts
5/11 Bakersfield, California—Lightning in a Bottle
6/09 Denver, Colorado—First Bank Center
6/15 Seattle, Washington—Paradiso
7/19 Montreal, Quebec—Valhalla Sound Circus