Galactic heads “From the Corner to the Block”

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Remember when Galactic announced that it was collaborating with several rappers on a new album? Well, the New Orleans jazz-funk-jam outfit has completed their new project, From the Corner to the Block. The album is set for an August 21 release via Anti- Records.

For those who haven’t heard Galactic — and I’m one of them — From the Corner’s stellar guest list should encourage you to introduce yourself. Lyrics Born, Mr. Lif, Chali 2na, Boots Riley from the Coup, Juvenile, Ladybug Mecca from Digable Planets, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Ohmega Watts and Vursatyl from Lifesavas make vocal appearances. N’awlins legend Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, the Soul Rebels Brass Band, Trombone Shorty and Nino Moschella are among the non-rap participants. Galactic saxophonist Ben Ellman produced the album.

As part of the world-spanning jam band scene, Galactic will stay plenty busy over the summer, making appearances at numerous festivals (including Bonnaroo). For a preview of From the Corner to the Block, check out the track listing and tour dates below.

First, the track listing for From the Corner to the Block:

  • 1. “I Got It (What You Need?)” feat. Lyrics Born
  • 2. “…And I’m Out” feat. Mr. Lif
  • 3. “The Corner” feat. Gift of Gab
  • 4. “Second and Dryades” feat. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
  • 5. “Think Back” feat. Chali 2na
  • 6. “Bounce Baby” feat. DJ Z-Trip
  • 7. “Hustle Up” feat. Boots Riley
  • 8. “Sidewalk Stepper”
  • 9. “From the Corner to the Block” feat. Juvenile & Soul Rebels Brass Band
  • 10. “Squarebiz” feat. Ladybug Mecca & Nino Moschella
  • 11. “Tuff Love” feat. Trombone Shorty
  • 12. “No Way” feat. Lateef the Truthspeaker
  • 13. “Fanfare”
  • 14. “Find My Home” feat. Vursatyl & Ohmega Watts

And here are the tour dates:

  • 5/27: Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, IL
  • 6/08: Clinton Lake, Lawrence, KS
  • 6/15: Capital street, Jackson, MS
  • 6/16: Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
  • 7/05: Plumas Sierra Fairgrounds, Quincy, CA
  • 7/06: Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
  • 7/07: Big Easy Concert House, Spokane, WA
  • 7/08: Big Easy Concert House, Boise, ID
  • 7/10: Central Station, Whitefish, MT
  • 7/12: Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 7/13: Grand Targhee Resort, Alta, WY
  • 7/15: Copper Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain, CO
  • 7/19: Soo Pass Ranch, Detroit Lakes, MN
  • 7/20: Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WS
  • 7/21: Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY
  • 8/11: Central Park Summerstage, New York, NY
  • 9/22: Family Circle Tennis Center, Charleston, SC

5/27: Summer Camp 2007
6/08: Wakarusa
6/15: Jubilee! Jam XX
7/05: High Sierra Music Festival
7/13: Targhee Fest
7/15: Trancegression
7/19: 10,000 Lakes Festival
8/11: w/Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, the Golden Eagle Mardi Gras Indians, Soul Rebel Brass Band
9/22: Chazzfest

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