The new album Tassili by the storied Malian band TINARIWEN will be in stores August 30th via Anti- Records. The very first single from the album, a seductive and haunting African blues called "Tenere Taqqim Tossam" features TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe, and is now premiering exclusively at the Guardian UK website.
On their latest Tassili, the acclaimed band has returned to the very essence of their sound. The album was recorded in the Algerian desert with only acoustic guitars and unamplified percussion along with contributions by Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of the group TV On The Radio. Later on guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco) and the horns of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band joined in to create an album that reaches deep into the essence of Tinariwen's sound while simultaneously opening itself to the surrounding world.
"Incorporating Algerian rai, Egyptian pop and Led Zeppelin, their last album, 2009's Imidiwan, won an Uncut award for being "the most inspiring and richly rewarding album of the last 12 months". - Guardian UK
To listen to the brand new song "Tenere Taqqim Tossam" at the Guardian UK site, just go here
TINARIWEN will be embarking on a long awaited North American tour beginning today, July 7th in Chicago.
TINARIWEN Tour Dates:
Jul 07 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Jul 08 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
Jul 09 Winnipeg Folk Festival Winnipeg, MB
Jul 10 Winnipeg Folk Festival Winnipeg, MB
Jul 12 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
Jul 13 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
Jul 14 Bimbos 365 Club San Francisco, CA
Jul 16 Neumo's Seattle, WA
Jul 17 Vancouver Folk Fest Vancouver, 02
Jul 20 HighLine Ballroom New York, NY
Jul 21 Grassroots Festival New York, NY