By Fred Mills
North Carolina Afro-beat/world music/surf rockers Toubab Krewe, who burned brightly on the Asheville indie scene for a number of years then went on hiatus before resuming operations last year, has set a March 2 release date for their third studio album, Stylo. The quintet has also started a PledgeMusic campaign for the record and is offering a number of limited edition goodies and pledge packages. According to the band:
In celebration of our first album release in 7 years, we are offering some exclusive and limited edition Toubab Krewe items and experiences that you won’t be able to get anywhere else, while also helping out our friends at Seed Programs International. A portion of all proceeds will support SPI, a non-profit organization focusing on alleviating global hunger and poverty by gathering, packaging, and sending vegetable seed packets to impoverished communities worldwide.
You can check out the items available at the band’s PledgeMusic page, everything from digital and vinyl editions of the new album to a special “seed garden” collectors’ box to signed posters to private guitar lessons to house parties. You can also check out the pitch video Toubab Krewe put together for the campaign.
The group will be touring extensively in support of the new album starting in the spring. Read the 2010 BLURT feature and interview “Is There A Kora In the House?” here, and there is also an extended review of the group’s Live at the Orange Peel album here.