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

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Daniel Kreps

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:

Ten$ion
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

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