They Hate Change Release Jagjaguwar Debut, ‘Finally, New’

Tampa Bay production/rap duo They Hate Change have released their Jagjaguwar debut Finally, New. Truly a post-genre musical landscape Finally, New builds deep connections that transcend outdated distinctions between them, spilling over with the joy of exploration and possibility. Lead single “From The Floor” ft.  DJ GAY-Z proves it as Dre (he/him) and Vonne (they/them) organically connect disparate influences using icy UK drum & bass breaks with Miami bass bounce, layering on Dirty-South-mixtape-style raps, and dousing the whole thing in spacy psychedelia worthy of Can. The track arrives with a video. The group explains ““From the Floor” is an ode to Florida car culture, parking lot Electro parties, Miami Bass and Breakbeat Hardcore. We play narrator roles in the video, describing the scene as spectators, admirers, and occasional participants, while our unnamed main character plays it cool behind the wheel, unbothered by the party springing up around his classic Chevy. The sound and look for a modern Florida, for 2022 and beyond.”

Order Finally, New

‘From The Floor” follows a previous release from the album “1000 Horses” that Fader described “as stitching footwork and jungle influences into something cohesive, confident, and, more importantly, exciting.” 

Dre and Vonne first came together in front of the apartment complex where they both lived as teens. Dre had just moved down from Rochester, NY; Vonne was trying to sell him bad weed. It was clear from the start that the two listened to music differently from most people—they’re sonic omnivores, obsessive deep-divers, lovers of rare and radical sounds. Starting as kids trawling the internet for tracks, they’ve been collecting music from around the world and across the decades, amassing a shared sonic knowledge so deep that “encyclopedic” barely begins to cover it—not just the East Coast hip-hop that Dre grew up on, or the hyperlocal bass-music variants like jook (the Gulf Coast’s twerkably raunchy answer to house) and crank (think “Miami bass meets NOLA bounce”) that Vonne grew up on, but also drum ‘n’ bass, Chicago footwork, post-punk, prog, grime, krautrock, emo, and basically any genre on the map.  Vonne notes of the album: “With this album, it’s really like, okay, you know how you talk about the internet breaking down borders? Here’s what that actually sounds like. It’s not just a hip-hop record with a couple more weird sounds. You want homegrown DIY? This is a record that was written, produced, and recorded in a 150-square-foot bedroom from the least cool city you could think of.” 

UPCOMING SHAME SUPPORT DATES
Wed-Aug-24 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
Thu-Aug-25 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Fri-Aug-26 Seattle, WA Madame Lou’s
Sun-Aug-28 Los Angeles, CA This Ain’t No Picnic
Tue-Aug-30 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
Wed-Aug-31 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
Thu-Sep-01 Columbus, OH Skully’s Music Diner
Sat-Sep-03 Cleveland, OH Mahall’s
Sun-Sep-04 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
Mon-Sep-05 Montreal, QC Theatre Fairmount
Wed-Sep-07 Boston, MA The Sinclair
Thu-Sep-08 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
Fri-Sep-09 Washington, DC Black Cat