Not All The Beautiful Things is out now via Counter Records. Stream the album below.

Last year, What So Not closed out our fourth consecutive visit to Coachella. The rattling future bass set was absolutely incredible, and one of the best ways to end another unforgettable weekend in the desert. At the time, the Australia-born artist was touring in support of his latest and widely-praised EP Divide and Conquer. The EP includes “Montreal,” a sultry collaboration with Kimbra that we first featured in our Best of September 2016 playlist. Now, one of the world’s most revered electronic acts returns to deliver his debut album Not All The Beautiful Things.

The album is a few years in the making, with the producer stating he “didn’t want to put anything out that doesn’t cohesively match the essence of the songs.” We think Chris Emerson, the man behind What So Not, may have hit the nail on the head with his 12-track effort. Collectively, the album is an exciting debut, and a culmination of the artist’s evolving and innovative sound. The album also has a slew of high-profile features including Skrillex, Toto, Rome Fortune, SLUMBERJACK, and San Holo.

In addition to the release of the album, What So Not has also announced a world tour which will kick off in Mexico. The producer will then play a few dates in South America and Lollapalooza before returning stateside for a 19-date tour that includes Ultra Music Festival, Sasquatch, and Bonnaroo. See the full set of dates below while streaming the new album.

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“I hope you all enjoy this as much as I enjoyed making it. I hope this speaks to you. I hope it has some sort of positive impact on your life” says Emerson. (Photo: Luke Eblen)


11. Cabo San Lucas – Sur Beach Bar
12. Rosarito, MX – Papas and Beer
13. Lake Havasu, AZ – Nautical Beachfront Resort
16. Buenos Aires, Argentina – Lollapalooza South America
17. Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza South America
22. Curibita, Brazil – James Bar
23. Sao Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza South America
25. Miami, FL – Ultra Music Festival
28. Whistler, BC – Blueprint
30. Edmonton, AB – Northern Lights Music Festival
31. Vancouver, BC – Seasons Festival

5. Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
6. Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
7. San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
8. Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
11. Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
12. Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
13. Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
18. Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
19. Austin, TX – Emo’s
21. Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
25. Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
26. Virginia Beach, VA – Peabody’s
27. Richmond, VA – The National
28. Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage Baltimore
29. New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

3. Boston, MA – Paradise
4. Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
25-27. George, WA – Sasquatch

7-10. Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
16. Perth, WA – Metro City
22. Adelaide, SA – HQ
23. Melbourne, VIC – The Forum
29. Sydney, NSW – Hordern Pavilion
30. Brisbane, QLD – Brisbane Showhouse

More dates to be announced soon

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