Watch & Listen: Autre Ne Veut’s Latest R&B Mind Blower “Play By Play”

I keep seeing everyone describe Autre Ne Veut’s style of white boy R&B as “avant-pop”, or some other pretentious high minded bullshit. Ha. There’s nothing “avant” about his sound at all. It is straight up sex music; the type of shit that would make Prince sit up and shift in his seat. Upon first spin of his latest single, “Play By Play”, I immediately jumped online to see if he was touring anytime soon (spolier: I scored tickets to a late February show in Philly…review forthcoming). While there are tinges of How to Dress Well’s mopey croon mixed into his banger production, the 30-year-old Brooklyn native (real name: Arthur Ashin) adds such an epic feel to every track that I can’t help but wonder if Anxiety, his debut album out Feb. 26 via Mexican Summer/Software, will collapse under the weight of his glitchy electro obsession. But I’ll be damned if I’m not excited to find out.

Check out the tour dates after the videos for both “Play By Play” and “Counting”, his lead-off single.


Autre Ne Veut Tour Dates:

02-26 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas *
02-27 New York, NY – Santos Party House *
02-28 Montreal, Quebec – Le Belmont *
03-01 Toronto, Ontario – Wrongbar *
03-02 Chicago, IL – Schubas *
03-04 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock *
03-07 Vancouver, British Columbia – Electric Owl *
03-08 Seattle, WA – Barboza *
03-09 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar *
03-11 San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
03-12 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
03-13-18 Austin, TX – SXSW

* =  with Majical Cloudz

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Jacob Knight is a screenwriter, novelist and journalist from Slotter, Mass. He is most times fueled by scotch, horror films and the Criterion Collection. He currently resides in Philadelphia, PA with his wife and cantankerous Westie pup.