posted Mar 13, 2014, 8:52 AM by Vu Nguyen
has announced the debut of his new music video for his album’s single “Tangerine Girl
” today on
The video, directed by Matt Spicer, is a playful yet
soulful throwback to the good old days of skate rinks and disco lights
while your resident DJ spins your favorite tracks. When discussing the
inspiration behind the video, Asher says “I
always prefer to use music videos as opportunities to tell stories.
'Tangerine Girl' was ideal for a bizarre love story at the skating
rink.” “Tangerine Girl
” is the first single off Asher’s second album
that will be self-released on April 22nd, 2014.
Billboard.com provided the first taste of “Tangerine Girl.”
The sound apparent in “Tangerine Girl” and throughout the entire
collection is reminiscent of Asher’s new life on the west coast. On
making the album, Asher said "I made music that I would want to hear,
music that felt good to me. We didn't play by any
rules and that makes me proud. There shouldn't be any rules in making
RetroHash is a genuine expression of the artist and person I am." RetroHash
was produced by The Blended Babies and features guest artists ZZ Ward
and Vic Mensa. Asher also enlisted the help of famed art director John
Van Hamersveld, recently
Vanity Fair, for the album artwork and photos were taken by Brock Fetch.
To celebrate the release of his upcoming album, Asher will play RetroHash
from beginning to end live, with his band, at select performances in
Philadelphia, Boston and New York. He will also make an appearance
in Austin, TX for SXSW this year with The Pharcyde at Blackheart Bar on March 15th, 2014 where he will give SXSW a sneak peek to select songs from his upcoming album.
Asher Roth and his band have also announced the RetroHash record release show on
April 22nd in Los Angeles at the Troubadour. Tickets are available on Ticketfly.com.
Spring 2014 Tour Dates
3/15 Austin, TX @ Blackheart Bar
4/2 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
4/4 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
4/5 New York, NY @ The Westway
4/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour