iDKHOW’s Unplugs With Electrifying Acoustic “Choke”

“Choke,” breaking artist I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW)’s debut single, currently #18 on the Alternative radio chart with nearly 28-million streams, gets a whole new make-over today as a playful acoustic track. With iDKHOW’s creative force Dallon Weekes on lead vocals and bass, the acoustic “Choke” is backed only by ragtime-imbued piano, horns and bass, and a gleeful-sounding background chorus, all coming across like a musical theatre sing-a-long. Check the song out below:

Billboard premiered the track with a feature on the idiosyncratic iDKHOW. Check that out here.

The original “Choke” is the first track from iDKHOW’s debut EP, 1981 Extended Play (Fearless) and is an excellent example of Weekes’ catchy, upbeat music juxtaposed with witty, sardonic lyrics:

“Now shut your dirty mouth
If I could burn this town
I wouldn’t hesitate
To smile while you suffocate and die…”

…Dallon sings over the song’s exuberant horn-laden chorus.

iDKHOW – Weekes along with good friend Ryan Seaman on drums, is currently on its first-ever North American headline tour that kicked off Thursday night with a sold out show in Dallon’s hometown of Salt Lake City. Shows in Chicago, Dallas and New York City are also sold out. The tour is in support of “Choke” and the 1981 Extended Play EP that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseakers Chart and has already racked up 42.4 million streams. Upcoming tour dates are below.

28 Big Surf Water Park, Phoenix, AZ (ALT 93.3 radio fest)
29 House of Blues, Bronze Peacock, Houston, TX
30 House of Blues, Cambridge Room, Dallas, TX

2 The Abbey, Orlando, FL
3 Shaky Knees, Atlanta, GA
4 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
6 Union Stage, Washington, D.C.
7 Rex Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
8 Opera House/Canadian Music Week, Toronto, ON
10 Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY
11 Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT
12 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
13 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
15 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
16 Delmar Hall, St. Louis, MO
17 The Majestic, Madison, WI
18 Fine Line Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
25 Slam Dunk North, Leeds, UK
26 Slam Dunk South, Hatfield, UK
28 St. Lukes, Glasgow, UK
29 O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
30 The Fleece, Bristol, UK

1 La Maroquinerie, Paris, FR
2 Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
4 Rock Cafe, Prague, Czech Republic
5 Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
6 Knust, Hamburg, Germany
7 Rock Am Ring, Nurburg, Germany
9 Rock im Park, Nord, Germany
16 Bonnaroo Music Arts Festival, Manchester, TN

17 Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
18 Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium

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