New Galactic LP set for Mardi Gras Day Release

's Carnivale Electros set for Mardi Gras Day Release

Almost two years to the day after the release of the critically-acclaimed, New Orleans sampler platter Ya-Ka-May LP, Galactic is slated to release a new record on Mardi Gras Day 2012. The new record is fittingly titled Carnivale Electricos and explores the connections between Carnivale Music in both New Orleans and Brazil. In keeping with the band’s tradition over the last couple albums, this new record will be stacked with special guest appearances: Big Chief Juan Pardo and the Golden Comanche, Cyril Neville and , , , Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and Moyseis Marques. Relix is currently sharing the first taste of the new album as the site is hosting the world premiere stream of “Hey Na Na,” which features David Shaw of the Revivalists and New Orleans vocalist Maggie Koerner. The band offers these thoughts on the song: “The background vocals were inspired by Dr. John’s “Gris Gris” album. We think it has a “Ride Your Pony” (Lee Dorsey) combined with a cool fuzzed out party rock guitar—a new take on the New Orleans formula.” Looks like the annual burndown shows during Mardi Gras at Tipitina’s will be a proper record release party – as if you will need any extra reason to celebrate.

Galactic is set to close out the year with a pair of shows at Tipitina’s. On 12/30 the band will be joined by Mannie Fresh and on 12/31 the Eric Lindell Trio will open and Anders Osborne will join as a special guest.

Rehearsal Video from the Ya-Ka-May Tour

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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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    The Ya-Ka-May tour sounds like it’ll be tons of high energy! Even with all the guest preformances on this new LP, Galactic is often a musical force to be reckoned with. Have you been to any of their shows in the past or have any more info about that release party?

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