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Emancipators intricate, artful beats have earned him the kind of organic success 99% of artists only dream about. His debut album “Soon It Will Be Cold Enough,” was released only in Japan, but it filtered out into the rest of the world thanks to determined fans who got the music before the label did, ordered the expensive import or donated money in exchange for mp3s. But on September 8th 2009 the album will come out in the U.S. on STS9’s own 1320 Records. The re-release is timed with Emancipator’s first North American tour, 10 performances across the country including three stops with Pretty Lights in the southeastern U.S and appearances at Trinumeral Festival in Asheville and Symbiosis Gathering in Yosemite.

“Emancipator’s debut album ‘Soon It Will Be Cold Enough’ beautifully mixes hip hop beats with guitar feedback and a delicate piano melody,” Rolling Stone says. “You can feel his energy when he performs. His face lights up and you can see how much he enjoys the music.”

Other reviews call the music “chill but captivating,” “fresh, clean production and sweet melodies,” and “damn cool.” Because it’s impossible to pin Emancipator to a specific genre, his fans struggle to describe the music: “Um, it’s really pretty, but like with SICK beats.”

8/29/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Mission Rock

9/2/09 – Oxford, MS @ Lyric Theatre (W/ Pretty Lights)

9/3/09 – Auburn, Al @ Sky Bar (W/ Pretty Lights)

9/4/09 – Athens, GA @ Athens Arena (W/ Pretty Lights)

9/6/09 – Chatanooga, TN @ The Low Down

9/9/09 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies

9/10/09 – Charleston, SC @ The Pourhouse

9/12/09 – Asheville, NC @ Trinumeral Festival

9/18/09 – Yosemite, CA @ Symbiosis Gathering

9/23/09 – Portland, OR @ Holocene (W/ Dj Vadim)

10/17/09 – Denver, Co @ City Hall (W/ Alex Grey)

10/31/09 – Austin, TX @ The Parish

11/1/09 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (W/ Pnuma PA & Sage Francis)