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I Don’t Know How But They Found Me’s Dallon Weekes has taken to Twitter to condemn closed-minded people. However, Weekes has taken things a step further by demanding change.

Additionally, Weekes says that people who are homophobic, transphobic, racist or misogynistic are not welcome to listen to his music.  

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“Hey. Y’homophobic? Y’transphobic? Y’hate people based on race or religion? Y’misogynist? Y’bully people for any reason? Change, obviously,” Weekes says. “Also, don’t follow me, or listen to my music until you change that stuff.”

The tweet comes after Weekes shared his thoughts about Wendy Carlos, a transgender composer who composed two Stanley Kubrick films, the Shining and A Clockwork Orange, among many other pieces of pop culture.

While iDKHOW are just one of many bands who have spoken out about the aforementioned problematic behaviors, we think it’s important to rehearse that rhetoric and encourage an inclusive scene.

Recently iDKHOW announced a headlining tour this spring 2018 debut EP, 1981 Extended Play. Tickets are available for purchase here. Additionally, you can check out a full list of dates below. 

Dates:

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, D.C. @ 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

More on iDKHOW

The band take their name from a line in Back To The Future and embrace the concept that they’re a lost act from the late 70s/early 80s who never quite made it. However, their music has recently been unearthed thanks to modern technology, and they’re resurrecting the tracks for today’s generation.

The band released a video for their track “Choke” earlier this year.

While the track appears on their latest 1981 Extended Play, it was actually released more than a year ago. “Choke” originally dropped Oct. 26, 2017, a date relating back to Back To The Future.

“I wrote ‘Choke’ to sort through how disenchanted I had become with living in Los Angeles,” Weekes said at the time. “I still love L.A. a lot, but it’s never felt like home for me. It can be a difficult culture to navigate if you don’t have any desire to fit in.”

You can check out the video below.

iDKHOW are also on the cover of AP issue #366, which is available for order below!

What can we do collectively as a scene to make it more inclusive and diverse? Let us know in the comments below.

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