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Die Antwoord Give ‘Ten$ion’ February Release Date, Creepy Cover Art

South African collective are early leaders in race for '2012's Scariest Album Cover'

Daniel Kreps // December 19, 2011

South Africa’s bizarre zef-rap troupe Die Antwoord revealed today that their new disc Ten$ion, the follow-up to their 2009 breakthrough $O$, will be released on February 7.In October, SPIN previewed a handful of songs from Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er’s new album, and as promised, there are skits on Ten$ion, as well as nearly a dozen tracks filled with DJ Hi-Tek’s “hardcore black African voodoo beats,” Ninja told SPIN.

After a brief fling with Interscope — Antwoord and the label split in November following a creative disagreement — the group will release Ten$ion through their new indie label ZEF Records and Good Smile. Above you’ll find the album’s horrifying, Cremaster-cribbing album cover (a still from Yo-Landi’s rumored Dragon Tattoo audition, perhaps), and below there’s the equally gross, scorpion-and-tarantula-packed music video for Ten$ion’s first single “Fok Julle Naaiers.” As a palate cleanser, there’s also the track list and Die Antwoord’s upcoming tour dates:

1. “Never Le Nkemise 1″
2. “I Fink U Freeky”
3. “Pielie (Skit)”
4. “Hey Sexy”
5. “Fatty Boom Boom”
6. “Zefside Zol (Interlude)”
7. “So What?”
8. “Uncle Jimmy (Skit)”
9. “Baby’s on Fire”
10. “U Make a Ninja Wanna Fuck”
11. “Fok Julle Naaiers”
12. “DJ Hi-Tek Rulez”
13. “Never Le Nkemise 2″
Feb. 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
Feb. 10 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Feb. 11 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Feb. 12 – Washington D.C. @ 930 Club
Feb. 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Feb. 15 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Feb. 18 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Feb. 19 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Feb. 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Feb. 20 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
Feb. 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Feb. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
Feb. 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues