MP3: Galactic; New LP Due Mardi Gras Day


More funk, jazz,
hip-hop and soul than you can shake a peppermill at…


By Blurt staff


New Orleans
stompers Galactic have set Feb. 21 – Mardi Gras Day – for the release of their
next album, Carnivale Electricos (Anti-).
It will be accompanied by an extensive US tour that will run Feb. 17
through April 1, and beyond. Full itinerary, below.


guests on the record span several generations and styles from Neville brothers
Cyril and Ivan, to rappers Mannie Fresh and Mystikal (making one of his first
recordings since being released from prison); from Big Chief Juan Pardo, one of
the youngest Mardi Gras Indians, to the KIPP Renaissance High School Band, one
of the city’s most riotous marching bands.


out the new track “Hey Na Na”:


Hey Na Na feat. David Shaw (of the Revivalists) and Maggie Koerner by Galacticfunk

Brazilian influences on the album are similarly diverse including a cover of
the Sergio Mendes Carnivale classic “Magalenha” and Galactic’s new composition,
“Guero Bounce,” which pairs Brazilian rhythms with a New Orleans
Bounce beat. “Julou,” named for the band’s own off-the-grid Mardi
Gras parade, is inspired by another popular Carnivale melody, while ” O
Côco da Galinha” features rising Rio samba
star Moyseis Marques.


on the tour Corey Glover (Living Colour) and Corey Henry (Rebirth Brass Band)
will join the group as special guest vocalists, while openers on the tour will
include Orgone and the Soul Rebels.  



Elctricos’ Tracklisting:
1. Ha Di Ka
(feat. Big Chief Juan Pardo and the Golden Comanche)
2. Hey Na Na (feat. David Shaw from The Revivalists and Maggie Koerner)
3. Magalenha (feat. Casa Samba)
4. Voyage Ton Flag
5. Out in the Street (feat. Cyril and Ivan Neville)
6. JuLou
7. Move Fast (feat. Mystikal and Mannie Fresh)
8. Karate (feat. KIPP
Renaissance High
School Marching Band)
9. Guero Bounce
10. Carnival Time (feat. Al “Carnival Time” Johnson)
11. Attack
12. O Côco da Galinha (feat. Moyseis Marques)
13. Ash Wednesday Sunrise

Galactic US Tour Dates:
Feb 17 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
Feb 23 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Feb 24 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Feb 25 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
Feb 26 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
Feb 28 – The Westcott Theatre – Syracuse, NY
Feb 29 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 01 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Mar 02 – Park West – Chicago, IL
Mar 03 – Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
Mar 04 – The Vogue Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
Mar 14 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
Mar 15 – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
Mar 16-17 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO (2 nights)
Mar 18 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
Mar 20 – Knotty Pine – Victor, ID
Mar 21 – The Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
Mar 22 – Domino Ballroom – Bend, OR
Mar 23 – Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA
Mar 24 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Mar 25 – The Crystal Bay Club – Crystal Bay, NV
Mar 27 – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 28 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
Mar 29 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 30-31 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA (2 nights)
Apr 01 – Hard Rock Cafe – Las Vegas, NV
Apr 18 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Apr 19 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
Apr 20 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN
Jul 26 – FloydFest – Floyd, VA


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