Exclusive Premiere | Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - Sure Shot

On February 4 Karl Denson's Tiny Universe will show off their beefed up lineup and current vibe with the release of New Ammo on Stoopid Records. The album is the band's first since 2009's Brother's Keeper and includes a fresh batch of originals and covers from the likes of Cold War Kids, the Beastie Boys and The White Stripes. Today, we're pleased to debut KDTU's imaginative re-working of the Beastie's "Sure Shot" off New Ammo.

"Our version of 'Sure Shot' came from an attempt at replicating the original with our instrumentation. Once we had found an approach that we thought would make The Beastie Boys happy we began to add elements of our own. We added a little lift section between verses and I pay homage to the recently passed Yusef Lateef with the flute solos," Denson told JamBase about the track. With that in mind, take a listen to KDTU's version of "Sure Shot":

This weekend KDTU will take up residency at Brooklyn Bowl in NYC, where they will be joined by a full slate of guests including Zach Deputy, Big Daddy Kane and John Oates. The Brooklyn Bowl run marks the start of an extensive tour for the band.

Here's the current list of Karl Denson's Tiny Universe tour dates:

January 23-25 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
January 26 - York, PA - Strand Capital
January 28 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
January 29 - Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
January 30 - Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
January 31 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
February 1 - Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
February 7 & 8 - Crystal Bay, NV - Crystal Bay Casino
February 13 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
February 14 – Ashland, OR – Ashland Armory
February 15 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
February 16 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune
February 18 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat
February 19 - Bozeman, MT - Zebra Cocktail Lounge
February 20 - Victor, ID - Knotty Pine
February 21 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
February 22 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
February 23 – Aspen CO – Belly Up Tavern
March 7 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up
March 14 & 15 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent

[Published on: 1/21/14]

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