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DJ Shadow Shares New Song “Urgent, Important, Please Read”

Our Pathetic Age Due Out November 15 via Mass Appeal

Oct 09, 2019
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DJ Shadow is releasing a new album, Our Pathetic Age, on November 15 via Mass Appeal. Now he has shared another song from the album, "Urgent, Important, Please Read." It features MCs Rockwell Knuckles, Tef Poe, and Daemon. Listen below.

Our Pathetic Age is a double album, with the first half being instrumentals and the second half featuring such guest vocalists as Run the Jewels, Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands, and Paul Banks of Interpol. The album includes "Rocket Fuel," a song that features De La Soul and was shared back in July. In September he shared another new song from the album, "Rosie."

DJ Shadow had this to say about the album in a previous press release: "More than anything, I try to get a sense of the mood of society as a whole. The subtle signals that humans send each other, the way people behave, their frustrations and ebbs and flows. In my part of the world, people are scared. There's rampant homelessness, and a real fear of falling into generational poverty. People are addicted to, and addled by distraction; they're angry and confused, and disaffected by their own governmental institutions. There's songs that are inspired by this energy and seek to harness it, to make sense of it. In some cases, there's attempts to salve the wound; in others, the songs merely observe but don't offer solutions. Despite the title, it's a hopeful, vibrant album...there is always light in darkness. I want it to reflect the times we live in, a signpost in the ground to mark the era...Our Pathetic Age."

DJ Shadow's last album was 2016's The Mountain Will Fall. That was followed by the 2017-released four-song EP entitled The Mountain Has Fallen that included collaborations with Danny Brown, Nas, and Oscar winning composer Steven Price (Gravity, Suicide Squad, Attack the Block).

Our Pathetic Age Tracklist:

1. Nature Always Wins 
2. Slingblade
3. Intersectionality
4. Beauty, Power, Motion, Life, Work, Chaos, Law
5. Juggernaut
6. Firestorm
7. Weightless
8. Rosie
9. If I Died Today 
10. My Lonely Room
11. We Are Always Alone 
12. Drone Warfare (feat. Nas, Pharaohe Monch) 
13. Rain On Snow (feat. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon)
14. Rocket Fuel (feat. De La Soul) 
15. C.O.N.F.O.R.M. (feat. Gift of Gab, Lateef The Truth Speaker, Infamous Taz) 
16. Small Colleges (Stay With Me) (feat. Wiki, Paul Banks) 
17. JoJo's Words (feat. Stro) 
18. Kings & Queens (feat. Run the Jewels)
19. Taxin' (feat. Dave East) 
20. Dark Side of the Heart (feat. Fantastic Negrito, Jumbo is Dr.ama) 
21. I Am Not A Robot (Interlude)
22. Urgent, Important, Please Read (feat. Rockwell Knuckles, Tef Poe, Daemon)
23. Our Pathetic Age (feat. Samuel T. Herring) 

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