EarthGang (Photo courtesy Dreamville)
Atlanta psychedelic rappers EarthGang released Mirrorland, the band’s full-length debut album, last year. The duo now arrive at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Wednesday, Feb. 12, for a date on their Welcome to Mirrorland Tour.
Indie hip-hop artists Olu and WowGr8 met on the first day of school. Bonding over a mutual love for music that does not follow the rules, they have remained friends long after the school burnt down. (True story.) Now, and together as EarthGang, they have toured the world supporting headlining acts such as Billie Eilish and Jaden Smith.
Having signed to J. Cole’s Interscope imprint Dreamville in 2017, they released three EPs and now they have released their first major-label album, Mirrorland.
Watch the official music video for “Swivel” by EarthGang on YouTube:
In a review for Pitchfork, Sheldon Pearce said, “The songs on Mirrorland are clear attempts to chart the city’s diverse sound. They are rich and constantly shifting and evolving. Produced by Olu, Elite, DJ Dahi, Bink!, Childish Major, and others, this is EarthGang’s most complete record and their most unpredictable one. It is as captivating as it is unusual.”
He added, “The ideas sprawled across Mirrorland are mostly in service of songcraft, adding color and texture to their vibrant visions of a super-black Emerald City. It’s Atlanta rap fantasia, manifold in form and style, each track a new, distinctive set design in the production.”
w/ Mick Jenkins, Wynne, Jordan Bryant
The Fillmore Silver Spring
Wednesday, Feb. 12
Doors @ 7pm
$22.50 GA/ $81 Meet and Greet