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Helado Negro - New Single 'Best for You and Me'
Helado Negro : New Single 'Best for You and Me'
11th January 2024

"At times, the album sounds like laying flat in the park on an early spring day, awake but eyes closed to take in the serenity, while ideas and dreams play on your eyelids."
- PITCHFORKMost Anticipated Albums of 2024
"Roberto Carlos Lange ponders the interconnectivity of musical systems and human relationships on 'PHASOR’… he keeps the technical nature of his ideas accessible."
- VULTUREThe Most Anticipated New Albums Coming Out in 2024
"'PHASOR' is a fine example of what makes his music so appealing. It’s a tender ode to human intimacy, with pillow-soft production and a hypnotic tune... a nice way to kick off the year in listening, striking a hopeful tone as we look ahead."
- WALL STREET JOURNAL

Today, Helado Negro (aka Roberto Carlos Lange) releases a new single, ‘Best For You and Me’, from his upcoming album PHASOR, which will be released on February 9. In ‘Best For You and Me’ Lange retains the warmth of a childhood summer night on the Florida peninsular soundtracked by frogs and crickets, Bermuda grass between your toes. With its bright, pastel tones and uplifting melodies and rhythms, ‘Best For You and Me’ feels like an ebullient piece of dream pop, but the lyrics reveal a sadness beneath, of his parents splitting up and Lange standing outside beneath the moon contemplate it: “Mom’s asleep/ Dad’s not home/ It’s what’s wrong/ And I’ll go outside/ Looking at the moon way too long.” This epitomizes what makes Lange’s music special, the melancholic edge to his joyous sound, and that his words stick with you like the best short stories.

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‘Best For You and Me’ follows the recently released languid and fuzzy love song ‘I Just Want To Wake Up With You’ and Spanish language single ‘LFO’, a song written in tribute to both Fender amp-builder Lupe Lopez and minimalist composer and sonic meditation practitioner Pauline Oliveros (LFO means Lupe Finds Olivero).

Lange’s eighth full-length Helado Negro album, Phasor is his tightest collection – deep, atmospheric, meticulously executed. It’s aligned with 2019’s This Is How You Smile which found him incorporating more upfront drums and bass and focused grooves. His 2021 album, Far In, focused on being in quarantine – talking to your mother through Zoom instead of across a room. Phasor, in turn, is a homage to going outside again. It’s a returning-to-life record, remembering what the sun feels like and letting it warm your skin.

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Helado Negro - PHASOR
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1. LFO (Lupe Finds Oliveros)
2. I Just Want to Wake Up With You
3. Best For You and Me
4. Colores Del Mar
5. Echo Tricks Me
6. Out There
7. Flores
8. Wish You Could Be Here
9. Es Una Fantasia

Upcoming Tour Dates

February 2024
9th - The Masquerade, Atlanta GA, US
10th - The Social, Orlando FL, US
12th - White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX, US
13th - Empire Control Room & Garage, Austin TX, US
14th - Tulips FTW, Fort Worth TX, US
17th - Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ, US
18th - Pappy and Harriet's, Pioneertown CA, US
19th - Music Box, San Diego CA, US
21st - The Belasco, Los Angeles CA, US
22nd - August Hall, San Francisco CA, US
23rd - TBA, Sacramento CA, US
25th - Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA, US
26th - Revolution Hall, Portland OR, US
29th - Paavli Kultuurivabrik, Talinn, Estonia

March
2nd - Kablys, Vilnius, Lithuania
3rd - Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
5th - Hole44, Berlin, Germany
6th - Jassmine, Warsaw, Poland
7th - Scala, London, UK
9th - Kulturfabrik Krefeld eV, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
10th - La Marroquinerie, Paris, France
12th - Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
14th - Ekko, Utrecht, The Netherlands

April
21st - Eulogy, Asheville NC, US
22nd - Cats Cradle, Chapel Hill NC, US
23rd - The Atlantis, Washington DC, US
24th - Webster Hall, New York NY, US
26th - TBA, Boston MA, US
28th - Underground Arts, Philadelphia PA, US
30th - Thalia Hall, Chicago IL, US

May
1st - Turf Club, Minneapolis MN, US
3rd - Globe Hall, Denver CO, US
4th - The Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT, US