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Thievery Corporation cuts sixth studio album ‘Culture of Fear;’ tour to
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with their sixth original studio album "Culture of Fear" with ESL
Music. Following up their incendiary and bombastic call to arms "Radio
Retaliation" from 2008, this time around Eric Hilton and Rob Garza
craft a simmering and hazy collection of atmospheric songs that recall
their early production work but reflect a thoroughly contemporary
zeitgeist of socio-political angst and unease.
Utilizing a team
of skilled session players from their acclaimed live show and beyond,
Culture of Fear finds the Washington, DC-based duo easing into
expansive multipart space jams like “Tower Seven” and jazzy
instrumental b-boy breaks like “Light Flares.”
Not only are usual suspects like multilingual chanteuse Lou Lou and
dancehall toaster Sleepy Wonder back to lend their haunting vocals, but
several new contributors also join the Corporation.
Renowned hip-hop MC Mr. Lif blazes the microphone on the title track
“Culture of Fear” with a scathing flow that aims to uplift and
enlighten as it does burn down Babylon. Rising star Ras Puma also drops
mystic incantations on “False Flag Dub” and the slow burning roots
reggae throwback “Overstand.”
It’s not all fire and brimstone however, as Shana Halligan of
Bitter:Sweet coos sultrily over booming tribal rhythms on “Is it
Over?”, and newcomer Kota lends angelic and sprightly verses on album
Thievery Corporation have begun a worldwide tour in support of Culture
of Fear that will hit several cities in the USA, Canada and Australia.
Fans in the San Francisco Bay Area can catch them in September when
they do back to back shows at Oakland’s Fox Theater on Sept. 16-17.
Culture of Fear is available for purchase through ESL Music's
as well as fine record shops worldwide. Click here
for more info about Thievery Corporation.
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