Armand Hammer Announce New Album, Enlist Pink Siifu for New Song

    Armand Hammer – the duo of NYC rappers billy woods and Elucid – have announced their new album, We Buy Diabetic Test Strips. It arrives September 29 via Fat Possum. Today’s announcement comes with the release of lead single ‘Trauma Mic’, which features Pink Siifu and was produced by DJ Haram. Check out a video for it, directed by Tim Blake Nelson and his son Henry Nelson, below, and scroll down for the album tracklist and Armand Hammer’s upcoming tour dates.

    “It’s one of those joints where everything really fell into place to create this visceral song that just snowballs, except instead of snow it’s a neodymium magnet cascading down a mountain of discarded pig iron,” Armand Hammer said of ‘Trauma Mic’ in a statement.

    We Buy Diabetic Test Strips, which follows 2021’s the Alchemist-produced Haram, features production from JPEGMAFIA, EL-P, Kenny Segal, DJ Haram, Black Noi$e, Preservation, August Fanon, Steel Tipped Dove, Child Actor, and Sebb Bash, as well as guest appearances from Pink Siifu, Moor Mother, Curly Castro, Junglepussy, Soul Glo’s Moneynicca, and Cavalier.

    Commenting on the process behind the album, Eludic said: “This sort of reverse engineering of talented players who met for the first time in the studio jamming to pre-recorded beats before splintering off into new directions. Being in the room quietly watching 4 people fumble around each other’s sonic worlds before finally locking into a solid groove was a clear and obvious magical moment for me.”

    Earlier this year, billy woods teamed up with Kenny Segal for the collaborative LP Maps.

    We Buy Diabetic Test Strips Tracklist:

    1. Landlines
    2. Woke Up and Asked Siri How I’m Gonna Die
    3. The Flexible Unreliability of Time And Memory
    4. When It Doesn’t Start With a Kiss
    5. I Keep A Mirror in My Pocket [feat. Cavalier]
    6. Trauma Mic [feat. Pink Siifu]
    7. Niggardly (Blocked Call)
    8. The God’s Must Be Crazy
    9. Y’all Can’t Stand Right Here [ft. Junglepussy & Moneynicca (Soul Glo’s Pierce Jordan)]
    10. Total Recall
    11. Empire Blvd [feat. Junglepussy & Curly Castro]
    12. Don’t Lose Your Job [feat. Pink Siifu & Moor Mother]
    13. Supermooned
    14. Switchboard
    15. The Key Is Under the Mat

    Armand Hammer 2023 Tour Dates:

    Aug 5 Brooklyn, NY – Public Records Nursery Pop Up
    Oct 1 Kingston, NY – Tubby’s
    Oct 6 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
    Oct 8 Seattle, WA – Neumos
    Oct 9 Portland, OR – Polaris Hall
    Oct11 Oakland, CA – The New Parish
    Oct12 Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
    Oct13 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
    Oct 29 Austin, TX – Levitation Festival
    Nov 2 Manchester, England – Canvas
    Nov 4 London, England – Earth Hall
    Nov 5 Berlin, Germany – Pitchfork Festival
    Nov 7 St. Gallen, Switzerland – Palace
    Nov 9 Paris, France – Point Ephemere
    Nov 10 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique Rotonde
    Nov 11 Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who? Holland Festival
    Nov 14 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paridiso Noord
    Nov 16 New York City, NY – Bowery Ballroom
    Nov 17 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
    Nov 18 Washington, D.C. – Union Stage
    Nov 30 Somerville, MA – Crystal Ballroom
    Dec 1 Easthampton, MA – Daily Operation
    Jan 20 Montreal, Québec – Bar Le Ritz PDB
    Jan 22 Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern
    Jan 24 Ferndale, MI – The Magic Bag
    Jan 25 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
    Jan 27 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
    Feb 24 Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
    Feb 26 Orlando, FL – The Social

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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