ANTI- RECORDS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BY TINARIWEN
Tassili By Celebrated Touareg-Malian Artists Due Out August 30
US Tour Dates Announced
Anti- Records will be releasing an important and powerful new album by the acclaimed “Touareg” band TINARIWEN entitled Tassili this August 30th.
The soundtrack of the Touareg revolution in Saharan North Africa was created by electric guitars. Plaintive rhythms created a unique desert blues whose lyrics raged against world indifference and evoked a longing for disappearing freedoms.
On their enthralling new album entitled Tassili, the renowned bandTINARIWEN have set down their electric guitars and returned to the very essence of their art. Recorded in a protected region of theSouth-Eastern Algerian desert, the group returned to the roots of their music, with only acoustic guitars and unamplified percussion.During recording, the band was joined by Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of the band TV On The Radio. Later on, guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco) and the horns of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band contributed to create an album that reaches deep into the essence ofTINARIWEN’s sound while simultaneously opening itself to the surrounding world.
“The music of Tinariwen is at once exotic and familiar– the scales and arrangements are as strange to our ears as the language they sing in, but there’s a force operating on a more subliminal level that unites it to something rattling around inside anyone who was brought up on blues or rock & roll. It’s music of longing and rebellion, weary wisdom and restless energy, and it sounds so, so good.”– Pitchfork
TINARIWEN On Tour
July 7 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
July 8 Cedar Cultuaral Center Minneapolis, MN
July 9 Winnipeg Folk Festival Winnipeg, MB
July 10 Winnipeg Folk Festival Winnipeg, MB
July 12 Belly Up Solano Beach, CA
July 13 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
July 14 Bimbos 365 Club San Francisco, CA
July 16 Neumo’s Seattle, WA
July 17 Vancouver Folk Fest Vancouver
July 20 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
July 21 Grassroots Festival New York NY