Tyler, the Creator announces <em>Wolf</em>, shares cover art and tour dates

The Odd Future mastermind details the follow-up to 2011’s Goblin.

Tyler, the Creator will release Wolf on April 2 via his crew’s Odd Future Records imprint. There are three different versions of the album art, with the deluxe version art by Los Angeles-based pop surrealist Mark Ryden (below). As for the album’s content, Tyler promises, “ALOT OF GAY JOKES BIKE REFERENCES AND CHORDS STOLEN FROM STUFF I DONT WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT I YELL ALOT TOO.”

The deluxe version of Wolf includes a fold-out poster, limited embroidered patch, wolf calendar, and 24 page lyric/artwork booket; Tyler is also selling the album bundled with concert tickets and a pair of striped socks from his new clothing line, Golf Wang.

Tyler will also embark on a US-focused tour that includes one-off dates in Ontario, Paris, Berlin, and London; the full dates are below. [via Pitchfork]

Update: It looks like Tyler is coming out swinging, literally. The video for ‘Domo 23’ sees a codpieced Tyler take on Odd Future compatriot Domo Genesis in a wrestling ring (Earl Sweatshirt cameos as a dancing referee).

Sonically, ‘Domo 23’ is an aggro opening shot that finds Tyler’s barbs sharp (“shit’s going down / just like Rodney King’s swimming lessons”) and his flow as varied as ever. The last minute of the song takes an abrupt turn: Tyler lays down a not-quite-romantic rap over an off-kilter beat reminiscent of MF Doom, with hints of what definitely sounds like Frank Ocean.

03-12 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
03-15 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s
03-16 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
03-17 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
03-18 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
03-20 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
03-21 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
03-22 Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
03-23 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
03-24 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
03-28 Paris, France – Trabendo
03-29 Berlin, Germany – Festaal Kreuzberg
03-30 London, England – Islington Academy
04-02 Los Angeles, CA – TBA
04-03 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
04-05 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
04-07 La Jolla, CA – Porter’s Pub
04-08 San Luis Obispo, CA – Slo Brew
04-10 Seattle, WA – Neumos
04-11 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre



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