The undisputed queen of New Orleans' hyper-active bounce scene, Big Freedia has released a free EP in coordination with the folks at Scion A/V simply titled Scion A/V Presents: Big Freedia. If you had a chance to peep Freedia's "Excuse" track and the non-stop-ass-gyration masterpiece that is the video for "Ya'll Get Back Now" (both of which we posted last month), then you should be familiar with the onslaught of breaks, menacing bass, and call-and-response raps that are her calling card. Freedia even shows a little depth on her first proper EP, getting slightly personal with the assistance of an emoish beat and a healthy dose of auto-tune on "Let it Go Nah." We've also found out that Freedia has plans to make herself an ambassador of sorts for New Orleans bounce as the next few months will see her tearing through a number of cities and states throughout the country. You can stream/download the five-song EP and check out Big Freedia's upcoming tour dates below.
04/07, San Francisco, CA, Public Works
04/08, Portland, OR, Holocene
04/14, Birmingham, AL, Bottletree
04/15, Athens, GA, Farm255
04/16, Atlanta, GA, The Drunken Unicorn
05/14 Richmond, VA, The Hat Factory
05/24, Washington, DC, DC9 w/ Javelin
05/25, Baltimore, MD, Sonar Club Stage w/ Javelin
05/26, New York, NY, Mercury Lounge w/ Javelin
05/28, Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl
05/29, Danbury, CT, B.O.M.B. Fest
05/30, Boston, MA, Brighton Music Hall w/ Javelin
05/31, Montreal, QC, Le Belmont w/ Javelin
06/02, Pittsburgh, PA, Shadow Lounge w/ Javelin
06/03, Austin, TX, Chaos in Tejas!
06/04 Salt Lake City, Pride Fest!!!
06/05, Chicago, IL, Empty Bottle
06/17, Reno, NV, The Big Bounce
07/08, Cincinnati, OH, Midpoint Music Fest Indie Summer Series