A year has now passed since Hoodie Allen released his highly-acclaimed mixtape Pep Rally, combining hip/hop with electronica all the while sampling some of the best indie tracks of that year. Pep Rally showed the world Allen’s maturity over his debut mixtape Making Waves back in 2009, and with every release his flow, confidence and production have increased tenfold. Leap Year, set to be released July 26th, still adheres to the same feel-good vibe Hoodie is known for yet unlike his previous releases, he new mixtape is much more introspective, letting people into who he is and hes view on the environment around him.

“The Chase Is On”, Hoodie Allen’s new single released today accompanied by a music video featuring himself courting the very lovely Sofia Black D’Elia (MTV’s Skins), is about the excitement of meeting that person for the first time and the mysteries that come with it. As a huge fans of Hoodie Allen, I can’t wait to get my hands on Leap Year. You can count on us to let you know once it drops.

Hoodie Allen – The Chase Is On

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While Hoodie Allen was gracious enough to give us a free download to all The Music Ninja fans, please still show him support by purchasing the song on iTunes.

Hoodie will be touring after the release of Leap Year, here are all the dates for the month of August.
7.30.11 – San Bernadino, CA @ Audiotistic
07.31.11 – San Diego, CA @ Epicentre
08.02.11 – San Francisco, CA @ 330 Ritch
08.09.11 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
08.10.11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
08.11.11 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s
08.12.11 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
08.14.11 – Westchester, PA @ The Note
08.15.11 – Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
08.16.11 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
08.18.11 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
08.19.11 – Montreal, QC @ LATulipe
08.20.11 – Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar
08.21.11 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
08.23.11 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

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