LA HIP-HOP ARTIST RAFAEL VIGILANTICS RELEASES DEBUT EP, CRIME IS THE ONLY HONEST PURSUIT, OUT NOW!

**STREAM THE NEW SINGLE “100,000 MILES” NOW**

***LIMITED EDITION PHYSICAL MEDICAL X-RAY & SPECIAL GOLD FLEXI OUT MAY 18TH***

****RAFAEL VIGILANTICS TO PERFORM SPECIAL SHOWCASE AT ‘NO NAME’ IN LOS ANGELES ON MAY 2ND****

LA’s breakout, underground hip-hop artist Rafael Vigilantics has released his awaited debut EP, Crime Is The Only Honest Pursuit, today with Blank City Records. Vigilantics has also revealed his next single, “100,000 Miles,” from the record, which premiered yesterday at LAWeekly.com.


Stream it now at https://bit.ly/2r4fhUc


In addition to today’s release, it has also been announced that Vigilantics will perform an intimate set at a special invite-only showcase at No Name in Los Angeles on May 2nd (RSVP at info@blankcityrecords.com). 


Blank City Records will also be issuing a limited edition pressing of the record’s two singles “All Lanes” and “100,000 Miles” on vintage medical X-ray and special Gold Flexi on May 18th. Follow the label at https://www.facebook.com/BlankCityRecords for upcoming pre-order info.


Stream Crime Is The Only Honest Pursuit:

Apple Music - https://apple.co/2r5tgc3

Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2r3EiyE

YouTube - https://bit.ly/2HRgkkL


Lyrically driven to hard hitting beats, Rafael Vigilantics challenges us to examine what honesty means in art and music and how the pursuit of it can for some, become a crime. The EP ranges from poetic crooning, to outright rap —contrasted by layered female vocals that create an anthemic melancholy  on 'Orleans' and echo Blondie's haunting choruses on 'Bombs'.  Produced by SmokeM2D6 (of Oldominion), the sounds of cellos, big war drums and subdued guitars are a perfect accomplice, the rhythms bring to mind urban baptisms on LSD. 


Crime Is The Only Honest Pursuit is complex in that it lyrically touches on philosophy, anthropology and future culture. While musically it swings between electro, western and hiphop 'Crime' finds a way to be cohesive in its story and sound. Reminiscent is the influences of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Aesop Rock. Vigilantics is a storyteller who twists around his beats, finding his escape  along the least worn out paths. Taking those willing, away from their everyday genres, constructs and confines. 


This EP is part war cry and part shamanistic sermon. Vigilanitcs insists "You're out for blood and he's back for more" refusing to let you down or back away from you. The’ EP is multifaceted, reflecting heavy darkness, but with glints of hope and gunfire, he calls out, “There is no one above us now!” 

Vigilantics recently returned from playing his debut European shows, including a number of shows across Eastern Europe, including the war torn Ukraine, where he found himself as the first American artist to play in many of the remote towns and cities in these often overlooked countries on the touring map.


Rafael Vigilantics – Crime Is the Only Honest Pursuit EP Track List:

1: Only Crime

2: All Lanes 

3: 100,000 Miles

4: Bombs (feat. Alisa Fedele)

5: Orleans (feat. Lindsey Starr)

Live Dates:

May 2nd - Los Angeles, CA – No Name – RSVP Only


For More Information:

http://facebook.com/rafael.vigilantics

http://www.instagram.com/vigilantics

https://www.blankcityrecords.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BlankCityRecords

https://www.instagram.com/blankcityrecords

https://www.blankcityrecords.com/

http://blankcityrecords.storenvy.com

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