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First Spin: Download K. Flay’s ‘Eyes Shut’ EP, Watch Her Tangle With Puppets


Brooklyn (via Cali, via Chicago) rapper/producer K. Flay is extremely comfortable in the studio making brand-new concoctions for herself and remixing tracks like the Beastie Boys’ “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” with a guest spot from Santigold. So onstage, she brings her lab with her, constructing beats live with some bone-shaking backing from her powerhouse drummer. Her new EP showcases her skill for deceptively simple production along with her incredibly quick tongue. SPIN has the full thing available now as a free download, and here’s what K. Flay had to say about it:

“This is my new EP, Eyes Shut. I drank a whole bunch of coffee and recorded it in New York and London with some friends. The songs are about wanting to float away, but also wanting to tie rocks to your shoes.”

As a bonus, check out her new video for “We Hate Everyone,” which is great if you hate your job and your friends, but love puppets! Plus tour dates, below.


Scalable, non-watermarked

Jan 31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Feb 10 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Feb 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
Feb 14 – Boston, MA @ T.T the Bear’s
Feb 15 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Feb 16 – New York, NY @ Santo’s Party House
Feb 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
March 13-18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW