There's an extraordinary new story at the Huffington Post profiling GALACTIC's landmark new album YA-KA-MAY, out Feb. 9th on Anti- Records. The piece is written by journalist/music blogger Sal Nunziato and details the extraordinarily ambitious scope of the New Orleans outfit's record, which seamlessly gathers all the vibrant and seemingly disparate musical styles of New Orleans - from "Bounce" hip-hop, R&B, hard funk and beyond - on to one momentous record featuring an all star roster of local luminaries. The piece is accompanied by a fascinating new video detailing the New Orleans music scene and the making of YA-KA-MAY.
"You are in New Orleans," Nunziato writes. "Anything is possible, and no one knows this like GALACTIC. GALACTIC is New Orleans. On February 9th, prepare to be "bounced" like you've never been "bounced" before. Prepare for some new possibilities. GALACTIC, known worldwide for their special blend of New Orleans funk, R&B, hip-hop and soul, adds some special ingredients to their serving of YA-KA-MAY, the band's 6th studio release, and an album that breaks new ground in the Crescent City. This is NOT your grandparents' New Orleans record, though the special guests will make your grandparents shout 'Hoo-Na-Nay!'" You can read the entire article and view the video currently at the Huffington Post by simply clicking href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sal-nunziato/galactic-a-typical-servin_b_422632.html">here>.
And be sure to catch GALACTIC's furious and jubilant live show as they head out across North America.
Galactic Tour Dates:
February 2010 3 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club (with Cyril Neville) 4 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts (with Cyril Neville and Tea Leaf Green) 5 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 (with Cyril Neville and Tea Leaf Green) 6 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club (with Cyril Neville) 9 - Raleigh, NC - The Lincoln Theatre (with Cyril Neville and T Bird and the Breaks) 10 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm (with Cyril Neville and T Bird and the Breaks) 11 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre (with Cyril Neville and T Bird and the Breaks) 12 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse (with Cyril Neville and T Bird and the Breaks) 13 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's Uptown (with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe) 15 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's Uptown (with Cyril Neville and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe) 18 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant (with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe) 19 - Lawrence, KS - Granada 20 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore (with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe) 21 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up 23 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre (with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe) 24 - Bellingham, WA - The Nightlight (with ALO) 25 - Whistler, British Columbia - Whistler Live! (free show) 26 - Seattle, WA - Showbox (with ALO) 27 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre (with ALO) 28 - Crystal Bay, NV - The Crystal Bay Club/Crown Room
March 2010 2 - Santa Cruz, CA - Moe's Alley (with Cyril Neville) 3 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern (with Cyril Neville) 4 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre (with Cyril Neville) 5, 6 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore (with Cyril Neville) 7 - Las Vegas, NV - Wasted Space (with Cyril Neville) Fest