Sinkane Announces New LP, ‘Mean Love,’

Sinkane Announces New Album, 'Mean Love,' Out 9/2 on DFA, Fall Tour & New Single Streaming Now, Sinkane plays next 8/14 at The LOT LIC in Queens, NY

Ahead of a string of London DJ sets this weekend, Sinkane has announced his new album ‘Mean Love’ for release on City Slang on September 1st 2014 and has revealed it’s first track ‘Hold Tight’. He’s also confirmed a string of European live shows for September.
 
Melodically beat-driven and meditatively lyrical, Sinkane’s Mean Love rolls like an emotional, existential history of the artist. Ahmed Gallab has created an altogether unique compound of sound, stylistically nostalgic and ultramodern at the same time.

From Gallab’s childhood in Sudan there is a Pan-African influence of popular Sudanese music and haqibah, as well as distinct horn and synth arrangements more common to East Africa. This background merges with the lessons learned from Ahmed‘s stints with obsessive craftsmen such as Caribou, Yeasayer and Of Montreal, and especially the monumental task he underwent as musical director of ‘ATOMIC BOMB! The Music of William Onyeabor.’ 
 

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Mean Love Tracklisting

(September 2nd, 2014 | DFA Records)

 

Tracklist

01. How We Be

02. New Name

03. Yacha

04. Young Trouble

05. Moonstruck

06. Mean Love

07. Hold Tight

08. Galley Boys

09. Son

10. Omdurman

Gallab excavated and arranged a treasure trove of lost classics from the West African synth-pioneer to put together a now legendary series of performances. Alongside his band-mates in Sinkane (jaytram on drums, Ish Montgomery on bass, Jonny Lam on guitar), he also brought on guests Damon AlbarnDavid ByrneThe Lijadu SistersMoney Mark and members of Hot ChipLCD SoundsystemThe Rapture, and Blood Orange.

 

Sinkane 2014 International Tour Dates

08.02.14 – The LOT LIC [tickets] – Queens, NY
09.04.14 – First We Take Berlin Festival [tickets] – Berlin, DE

09.05.14 – Grelle Forelle [tickets] – Vienna, AT

09.06.14 – Deep into the Woods Festival [tickets] – Heer-Sur-Meuse, BE

09.07.14 – Into the Great Wide Open [tickets] – Vlieland, NL

09.09.14 – Tivoli [tickets] – Utrecht, NL

09.10.14 – La Badadoum [tickets] – Paris, FR

09.11.14 – Shacklewell Arms [tickets] – London, UK

09.12.14 – La Peniche [tickets] – Lille, FR

09.13.14 – Big Next Festival – Ghent, BE

09.16.14 – Scorpitone Festival [tickets] – Nantes, FR

09.18.14 – Palace [tickets] – St. Gallen, CH

09.20.14 – Reeperbahn Festival [tickets] – Hamburg, DE

10.01.14 – Casa del Popolo [tickets] – Montreal, QC *

10.02.14 – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge [tickets] – South Burlington, VT *

10.03.14 – Cafe 939 [tickets] – Boston, MA *

10.04.14 – Iron Horse [tickets] – Northampton, MA *

10.05.14 – Baby’s All Right [tickets] – Brooklyn, NY *

10.07.14 – Johnny Brenda’s [tickets] – Philadelphia, PA *

10.08.14 – DC9 [tickets] – Washington, DC *

10.09.14 – The Southern [tickets] – Charlottesville, NC *

10.11.14 – Zanzabar [tickets] – Louisville, KY *

10.12.14 – Schubas Tavern [tickets] – Chicago, IL *

10.13.14 – Turf Club [tickets] – Saint Paul, MN *
10.17.14 – Barboza [tickets] – Seattle, WA *
10.18.14 – Mississippi Studios [tickets] – Portland, OR *
10.19.14 – The Independent [tickets] – San Francisco, CA *
10.21.14 – Echo [tickets] – Los Angeles, CA *
10.22.14 – Casbah [tickets] – San Diego, CA *
10.23.14 – Last Exit Live [tickets] – Phoenix, AZ *
10.24.14 – Club Congress [tickets] – Tucson, AZ *
10.26.14 – Empire Control Room [tickets] – Austin, TX *
10.27.14 – One Eyed Jacks [tickets] – New Orleans, LA *
10.28.14 – Bottletree [tickets] – Birmingham, AL *
10.29.14 – Exit In [tickets] – Nashville, TN *
10.30.14 – Ohio State University (Wexner Center) [tickets] – Columbus, OH *
11.1.14 – Smiling Moose [tickets] – Pittsburgh, PA *
11.02.14 – SOB’s [tickets] – New York, NY

 

* with Helado Negro

 

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