New Music: They Hate Change

Photo / Tyree Anderson

Emerging from Tampa Bay are production & rap duo They Hate Change. With early support from the likes of Fader, Pigeons & Planes and Rolling Stone, this outfit are already picking up significant momentum thanks to their bold take on the rap genre.

‘Blatant Localism’ spotlights the pair’s verbal teamwork, as they trade lines taking aim at style-deficient hypebeast rappers over a pixelated beat, landing on something like turn-of-the-millennium IDM.

“As the cycle of rap cliches continues, we remain levelheaded. Rather than flexing rented cars and rented jewellery, we’re talking vintage cameras and how we came up selling tapes at DIY shows. Few minor flexes about designer dogs and staple name brand pieces, but it’s a break from the gimmicks and a PSA for those who continue to live a façade; we’re asking for everyone to show what’s really behind the curtain. Blatant Localism is our Skate Punk Jam.”

They Hate Change

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  • 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