i dont know how but they found me idkhow 2019 Alternative Press
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I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME have unveiled an acoustic version of their song, “Choke.” iDKHOW originally released the song as a single from their EP 1981 Extended Play. 

Now, the duo have decided to give the song a new, fun twist. The acoustic rendition of “Choke” sounds like it comes straight out of a 1920s speakeasy. For this version, iDKHOW flawlessly incorporate classic piano and brass parts to fill the spaces between Dallon Weekes‘ jazzy vocals.

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Additionally, the band say the reimagining came when they started doing radio promo tours.

“We started playing acoustically on some radio promo tours we’ve been doing for ‘Choke,’ and it was a lot of fun doing it this way,” Dallon Weekes says in a story with Billboard. “When we were home we started to make tracks for an acoustic version of the song, and it turned into this. It’s just a way of having some fun with it.”

You can listen to the all-new version of “Choke” below.

Just for kicks, you can listen to the duo’s original version below.

The duo’s latest release, 1981 Extended Play, is available now. iDKHOW are on tour in the U.S. now with dates below and tickets here.


04/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Big Surf Water Park (ALT 93.3 radio fest)
04/29 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues (Bronze Peacock)
04/30 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
05/02 – Orlando, FL @ The Abbey
05/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees (festival)
05/04 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
05/06 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
05/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
05/08 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House/Canadian Music Week
05/10 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
05/11 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
05/12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
05/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
05/15 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
05/16 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
05/17 – Madison, WI @ The Majestic
05/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Cafe
06/16 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival*
* Festival date

What do you think of this version of “Choke?” Let us know in the comments below.

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