New Orleans outfit GALACTIC has a well earned reputation as one of the most exhilarating live acts around. Last year the band released the critically acclaimed genre defying sonic tribute to the Big Easy entitled YA-KA-MAY, which The Boston Globe described as "an album that showcases a breathtaking array of New Orleans talent, from old-school R&B legends to influential underground hip-hop artists" and the Huffington Post proclaimed as "NOT your grandparents' New Orleans record!" Now the celebrated outfit offers up a rollicking live counterpart to YA-KA-MAY with The Other Side Of Midnight: Live In New Orleans out 5/3 via Anti- Records.
The album was recorded during an electrifying sold-out show at legendary New Orleans' nightclub Tipitinas which has hosted countless luminaries such as the Neville Bros, the Meters, Dr. John and Professor Longhair. The venue has, of late, become something of a regular home court for GALACTIC, with the band playing multiple sold out shows at the historic club throughout the year. Like Ya-Ka-May, The Other Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans features a host of guest appearances from the bawdy hip-shaking gender bending "bounce" star Big Freedia to local legends Cyril Neville and Trombone Shorty, the whole thing capturing GALACTIC's deep musical relationship with their storied hometown. Only in a city like New Orleans could a night this raucous, sweaty and wild also be so incredibly profound.
Be sure to catch GALACTIC performing at the historic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 5th alongside Wilco, and touring worldwide throughout the year.
Track Listing for The Other Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans:
2. Gossip (feat. Cyril Neville)
3. Balkan Wedding
4. You Don't Know (feat Cyril Neville)
5. Cinearamascope (feat. Trombone Shorty)
6. Heart Of Steel (feat. Cyril Neville)
7. Garbage Truck
8. Boe Money (feat. the Soul Rebels Brass Band)
9. Wild Man
10. From The Corner To The Block (feat. The Soul
Rebels Brass Band & Corey Henry)
11. Funky Bird
12. Boban (Mere Yaara Dildara)
13. Encore: Double It (feat. Big Freedia)