Brooklyn-based hip-hop duo Junk Science’s second album, Gran’dad’s Nerve Tonic, hits stores today! Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Feeding Einstein, the guys have taken it up a notch on the new album with the help of fellow Nuclear Family collective members Cool Calm Pete, Iller Than Theirs, and Loer Velocity as well as a bonus remix by Daedelus.
The album is pure Junk Science; a clever patchwork of tightly conceptual tracks woven together by the theme of the Tonic itself and the duo’s signature, intentionally dusty, lo-fi sound. The duo teamed up with Brooklyn brewery Sixpoint Craft Ales to create a limited-release “GNT” brew to coincide with the release of the album. The beer is available in a limited bottling and on tap in bars and restaurants around NYC.
To promote the new album, Junk Science is hitting the road with Iller Than Theirs until November 15th. For the majority of the tour, the guys will be joining headlining hip-hop legend Del The Funky Homosapien on his 11th Hour Tour. These shows will also feature Del’s fellow Hieroglyphics’ founder A-Plus, hip-hop veteran Devin the Dude with the Coughee Brothers, Bukue One, and The Serendipity Project.
Iller and Junk members are looking forward to sharing the lesser-seen side of hip-hop with the masses: honesty. Says Krayo of Iller Than Theirs, “We’re excited to perform and inspire people to be themselves. A lot of kids think of their lives as boring compared to 50 Cent or Kanye but in reality, those stars’ images are fabricated and dramatized. Kids need to know that it isn’t about being cool; it’s about being human. We’re a reaction to stuff that is overproduced, phoney, and manufactured.” Fans of good hip-hop can come see Iller Than Theirs perform songs from the album the Boston Herald referred to as “One of the years’s most grounded hip-hop albums.” Label mates Junk Science will be performing songs from their debut album, for which they won Scion’s NextUp contest last year, and from their newest effort, Gran’Dad’s Nerve Tonic.
After finishing up with Del on November 5th, Junk Science and Iller Than Theirs will be continuing on for three more performances – including The Blunt Club in Mesa, Arizona on November 8th, opening for CHEMIKILZ at The Airliner in LA on the 9th, and finally wrapping up with The Instant Messengers, and Dirty Rap Kids at 111 Minna in San Francisco on the 15th.
“11th Hour Tour” dates”
27 Oct 2007 TBA Chicago, IL28 Oct 2007 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
29 Oct 2007 Pizza Luce Duluth, MN
30 Oct 2007 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
31 Oct 2007 Slowdown Omaha, NE
1 Nov 2007 Cervantis Denver, CO
2 Nov 2007 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
3 Nov 2007 Belly Up Tavern Aspen, CO
4 Nov 2007 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
5 Nov 2007 Suede Park City, UT
8 Nov 2007 Hollywood Alley Mesa, AZ
9 Nov 2007 The Airliner Los Angeles, CA
15 Nov 2007 111 Minna San Francisco, CA