“Vivid storytelling” – Alternative Press
“Ready to take on the masses” – The Fader
“The world Paris Texas has created is bizarre and beguiling” – i-D
“One anxiety-inducing headbanger” – FLOOD Magazine
“Unmistakable intensity and energy of intention” – Paste Magazine
“Few artists make the kind of introduction that South Central duo Paris Texas do” – Pigeons & Planes
After announcing it over the weekend on socials, rising Los Angeles-duo Paris Texas have released their new EP, ‘Red Hand Akimbo’. The five-track project from Louie Pastel and Felix finds the duo expanding upon the undefinable combo of rap and punk energy from their debut, evident on the new Kenny Beats co-produced track Bullseye. The project also features the previously released single Girls Like Drugs, which arrived with visuals directed by Zhamak Fullad and Raheem Hercule. Over the last few weeks the duo has been hinting at the new material with various teasers posted to their socials, including one that features Zack Fox, which extends the storyline they built around their debut EP, ‘BOY ANONYMOUS’.
‘Red Hand Akimbo’ arrives after the buzz the duo accrued earlier this year when they appeared on the scene out of nowhere with their debut project, ‘BOY ANONYMOUS’, which was celebrated by Alternative Press, The FADER,OkayPlayer, NPR, Paste Magazine, UPROXX, Acclaim, triple j and more. Pigeons @ Planes also named Paris Texas in their Best New Artists list off the back of their debut single, describing the duo as having, “their own artistic identity, storytelling expertise, and distinct vocal delivery, but it’s the common vision they share that makes Paris Texas so engaging.” ‘BOY ANONYMOUS’ saw the LA-based duo cover a dizzying range of sonic textures and moods with tracks like Force of Habit, Situations and Heavy Metal.
Additionally, the duo is playing three sold-out headlining shows in celebration of ‘Red Hand Akimbo”s surprise release in Los Angeles, New York and London. In Spring 2022, Paris Texas will also be supporting industry hard hitters BROCKHAMPTON on an extensive North American tour.
Listen to the ‘Red Hand Akimbo’ EP today, and stay tuned for more from Paris Texas coming soon.
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