Armand Hammer have announced that their new album, We Buy Diabetic Test Strips, will drop on September 29th via Fat Possum Records. The New York hip-hop duo comprised of rappers billy woods and ELUCID has also shared upcoming fall/winter tour dates and the lead single “Trauma Mic,” featuring Pink Siifu.
We Buy Diabetic Test Strips will be the duo’s first album since their Alchemist collaboration Haram, one of the best albums of 2021. With 15 tracks, the new LP is set to feature appearances from Moor Mother, Soul Glo’s Pierce Jordan, Pink Siifu, Junglepussy, and more. See the artwork and tracklist below; pre-orders are ongoing.
In a statement, ELUCID described the recording process as “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.”
Following the album’s release, Armand Hammer will head out on a tour of North America, the UK, and Europe. It kicks off on October 1st in Kingston, New York ahead of dates in cities including Seattle, Los Angeles, and Austin. Then, they’ll head across the pond for shows in London, Berlin, Paris, and more before returning to North America for stops in New York City; Washington, DC; Toronto; Chicago; Atlanta; and more. See the full itinerary below.
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Produced by DJ Haram, “Trauma Mic” is described by the group as “a neodymium magnet cascading down a mountain of discarded pig iron.” It arrives with a music video co-directed by actor Tim Blake Nelson and his son Henry Nelson. Watch it below.
Earlier this year, Armand Hammer appeared on the track “Family” from Shapednoise’s album Absurd Matter. woods, meanwhile, recruited Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring for a track called “FaceTime” that appears on Maps, his collaborative album with producer Kenny Segal that we named one of the best albums of 2023. He also appeared on The Alchemist’s latest EP, Flying High, and is set to appear on Noname’s upcoming album, Sundial.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated on August 2nd with tour information and the lead single.
We Buy Diabetic Test Strips Artwork:
We Buy Diabetic Test Strips Tracklist:
02. Woke Up & Asked Siri How I’m Gonna Die
03. The Flexible Unreliability of Time And Memory
04. When It Doesn’t Start with a Kiss
05. I Keep a Mirror in My Pocket (feat. Cavalier)
06. Trauma Mic (feat. Pink Siifu)
07. Niggardly (Blocked Call)
08. The Gods Must Be Crazy
09. Y’all Can’t Stand Right Here [feat. 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 & Moore Mother)
15. The Key Is Under the Mat
Armand Hammer 2023-2024 Tour Dates:
08/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Public Records Nursery Pop Up
10/01 – Kingston, NY @ Tubby’s
10/06 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
10/08 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10/09 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
10/11 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
10/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
10/13 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
10/29 – Austin, TX @ Levitation Festival
11/02 – Manchester, UK @ Canvas
11/04 – London, UK @ Earth Hall
11/05 – Berlin, DE @ Pitchfork Festival
11/07 – St. Gallen, CH @ Palace
11/09 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
11/10 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Rotonde
11/11 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Holland Festival
11/14 – Amsterdam, NL @ Tolhuistuin
11/16 – New York City, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
11/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
11/18 – Washington D.C. @ Union Stage
11/30 – Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom
12/01 – Easthampton, NY @ Daily Operation
01/20 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
01/22 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
01/24 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Bag
01/25 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
01/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
02/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
02/26 – Orlando, FL @ The Social