Kassa Overall in-store at Easy Street Records Friday; All day event celebrates Seattle native's new release
This Friday, Easy Street Records will launch the release of ANIMALS, a new album by Seattle native and visionary drummer, producer and rapper Kassa Overall with an exclusive daylong event. His music is a blend of jazz, soul, and rap.
Kassa came up through Seattle Public Schools and their music programs. He’s gone onto to be a Grammy nominated musician. Signed to Warp Records, he is now doing world tours to resounding reviews and was featured in an NPR Tiny Desk spotlight.(see the video below) Free all ages and owner Matt Vaughan added "The bar on the 2nd floor will be open."
The day will culminate with a live performance at 7pm, featuring local musicians and friends along with talented local youngsters, including students from the recently canceled jazz program at Washington Middle School, where Kassa attended.
Entry is guaranteed with an ANIMALS record. The limited edition clear vinyl can be purchased at Easy Street Records [in person or online].
ANIMALS is due out this Friday, May 26. Since sharing news of the album in March, the album has garnered support from The New York Times, THE FADER, Stereogum, Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, Paste, American Songwriter & more.
He also recently delivered an NPR Tiny Desk performance described by the institution as a “virtuosic display of musicianship, lyricism and artistic innovation”—