Rig 1 releases North of Maple, tours (2015)

Ian McElroy is an American MC born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, currently living in NYC. He has been writing and recording music since childhood, performing with bands such as Desaparecidos and Rig 1, his main musical outlet for over a decade.
Rig 1’s new album North Of Maple is out now Team Love and available to order here.
“Duality” from the North Of Maple is available to download and share at Impose Magazine. Rig 1 has announced a spring tour that will kick off in New Haven with Alberta Cross and will include performances in Toronto, Chicago, Pittsburgh as well as a performance at Brooklyn’s Northside Festival. All upcoming shows are listed below.
The diagonal figure that is Rig 1 works in a medium some call rap, but it’s only a launch pad for his sounds…his relationship with Curiosity started the minute the heat shield was jettisoned. He’s looking into the center of rap to find out if there was ever life before art, he breathes that red dust and confirms his suspicions. He jots it down on a napkin, tells K1 to take it down a notch, gives the woman who runs the Church a goodbye hug and mutters to himself in the rain, sex and salt addicts get out of my way. It’s time to go to school people.
There’s a gang of course, a support crew; a posse that keeps the spaceship moving: Clark Baechle doesn’t make beats, he writes code for robots that transform into drum machines when they leave the bar…Jacob and Dapose from The Faint are here, as is Nate Walcott, the maestro who offends entire philharmonics with his 4th dimensional charts that twist like vines around Mayan time machines. The vocal purr of Orenda Fink and the planet-naming Fairchild Fairchild (how are you man) both contribute to the soup. And keeping the whole thing from spinning out of orbit is Andy LeMaster, not so much a producer, but a product of his own heat-soaked fantasy of what music needs to sound like if the aliens are ever going make a pit stop on our rock.
05.27 – New Haven, CT @ BAR (with Alberta Cross)
05.28 – Montreal, QC @ TRH Bar
05.30 – Toronto, ON @ The Cave at Lee’s Palace
05.31 – Chicago, IL @ The Burlington
06.01 – St Louis, MO @ The Demo
06.03 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
06.04 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
06.05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Hambone’s
06.11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Festival at Grand Victory