Vagabon is the musical endeavor of Laetitia Tamko, a talented producer and multi-instrumentalist, as well as an unparalleled poet. Born in Cameroon, she moved to Brooklyn in the early aughts, where she quickly amassed a reputation as one of the borough's most impactful indie auteurs. The artist is currently gearing up to release Vagabon's highly anticipated debut album, Infinite Worlds — a charming folk LP doubling as a powerful, extremely detailed collection of nonfiction culled from Tamko's experiences in the country where she was born, the city she would ultimately call home and everywhere else in between.

As a woman of color operating within a scene dominated primarily by middle-class white men, Tamko knows all too well what it's like to feel out of place. The album tackles — and ultimately defies — these anxieties carefully, and concisely. Infinite Worlds opener and lead single "The Embers," for example, develops the artist's account of a claustrophobic bus ride into a reflection upon those overwhelming feelings of smallness that can strike in even the most crowded spaces ("My feet can barely touch the floor / On the bus where everybody is tall"). There are tales of labor, love and struggle, but the album's predominant mood is one of perseverance and — as the title suggests — cosmic transcendence.

Stream Infinite Worlds in full below via NPR, and pre-order the album here, ahead of its release on February 24 via Father / Daughter. Scroll down to view Tamko's upcoming tour dates.

VAGABON on TOUR
Feb. 24 — Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right ^
Feb. 25 — Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA ~
Mar. 2 — Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
Mar. 3 — Harrisonburg, VA @ The Golden Pony *
Mar. 4 — Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight *
Mar. 6 — Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
Mar. 7 — Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic *
Mar. 8 — Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery *
Mar. 9 — Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub *
Mar. 10 — Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover *
Mar. 11 — Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge *
Mar. 14 — New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
Mar. 15-18 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar. 20 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Underground *
Mar. 22 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
Mar. 23 — San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *
Mar. 24 — Santa Rosa, CA @ Atlas Coffee Company *
Mar. 25 — Arcata, CA @ All Ages Arcata Project *
Mar. 26 — Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
Mar. 27 — Seattle, WA @ Vera Project *
Mar. 31 — Chicago, IL @ Schubas *
Apr. 1 — Columbus, OH @ Spacebar *
Apr. 2 — Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern *
Apr. 3 — Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme *
Apr. 4 — Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar *
Apr. 5 — Toronto, Ontario @ Silver Dollar *
Apr. 6 — Montreal, Québec @ Vitrola *
Apr. 7 — Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House *
Apr. 8 — Portsmouth, NH @ 3S *
May 25 — London, England @ The Waiting Room
May 26 — Manchester, England @ Dot to Dot Festival
May 27 — Bristol, England @ Dot to Dot Festival
May 28 — Nottingham, England @ Dot to Dot Festival

^ w/ Mal Devisa and Jelani Sei
~ w/ Julie Byrne and Shamir
* w/ Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz