The captivating new album Tassili by the band TINARIWEN arrives in stores on August 30th. This Monday the 22nd, NPR.org will be streaming the latest work by the acclaimed "Touareg" group in its entirety as part of the station's "First Listen" series.
For their latest record, the renowned band has refined their hypnotic sound, recording in the Algerian desert with contributions by Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of celebrated rockers TV On The Radio. Later on, guitar virtuoso Nels Cline (Wilco) and the soulful horns of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band joined in the process. The end result, called "Tinariwen's most rewarding, mesmerizing effort to date" by Q Magazine, proves a unique a simultaneously exotic and sonically expansive work.
To stream TINARIWEN's new album Tassili care of NPR, just go href="http://www.npr.org/2011/08/21/139708091/first-listen-tinariwen-tassili">here>.
And to view the group's evocative new video for their track "Imidawan Ma Tenam," shot in Northern Mali, just go href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3rvCCurZEk&feature=player_embedded">here>.
TINARIWEN are set to embark on a sonic trek of North American this fall beginning with a performance at the prestigious OohLaLA Festival in Los Angeles.
TINARIWEN Tour Dates:
Fri.Sept-30 Los Angeles Oohlala Festival w/ Hindi Zahra El Rey Theater Sat/Oct-29 Los Angeles, CA, Luckman Foundation Sun/Oct-30 San Francisco, CA Fillmore Mon/Oct-31 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre Tue/Nov-01 Pomona, CA Glasshouse Wed/Nov-02 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater Fri/Nov-04 Dallas, TX Granada Theater Sat/Nov-05 Austin, TXFFF fest Sun/Nov-06 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds Mon/Nov-07 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues Wed/Nov-09 Orlando, FL The Social Thu/Nov-10 Miami, FL, Grand Central Fri/Nov-11 St. Petersburg, FL, State Theater Sat/Nov-12 Atlanta, GA, Variety Sun/Nov-13 Chapel Hill, NC, Cat's Cradle Tue/Nov-15 Washington, DC 9:30 Club Wed/Nov-16 Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero Fri/Nov-18 Boston, MA, Paradise Sat/Nov-19 New York, NY, Webster Hall Wed/Nov-23 Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater Fri/Nov-25 Chicago, IL, Metro Sat/Nov-26 Minneapolis, MN, Cedar Cultural Center Thu/Dec-01 Seattle, WA Showbox