Ben Ellman & Rob Mercurio Discuss New Galactic Album

New Orleans funk band Galactic will issue their new album, Into the Deep, on July 17 via Provogue Records (part of the Mascot Label Group). Band mates Ben Ellman and Rob Mercurio both produced and arranged the new album and the pair has shared a video of a song-by-song breakdown of each of the LP’s 11 tracks.

Into The Deep features Galactic joined by several special guests including Macy Gray, Mavis Staples, JJ Grey, Ryan Montbleau, David Shaw of The Revivalists, Maggie Koerner, Brushy One String and Charm Taylor. Watch the video below of Rob and Ben breaking down the new record:

Stream the previously shared title track, “Into The Deep,” featuring Macy Gray below:

Into The Deep

1. Sugar Doosie
2. Higher and Higher ft. JJ Grey
3. Into the Deep ft. Macy Gray
4. Dolla Dive ft. David Shaw and Maggie Koerner
5. Long Live the Borgne
6. Right On ft. Charm Taylor
7. Domino ft. Ryan Montbleau
8. Buck 77
9. Does It Really Make a Difference ft. Mavis Staples
10. Chicken in the Corn ft. Brushy One String
11. Today’s Blues

Galactic Tour Dates

7/3 -Portland, OR @ Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival 
7/4 -Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival  
7/11 -Marshfield, MA @ The Levitate Music Festival 
7/17 -Pemberton, Canada @ The Pemberton Music Festival  
7/18 -Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Jazz Fest 
7/24 -Niigata, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival  
8/9 -Darrington, WA @ Summer Meltdown Festival 
8/12 -Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
8/13 -Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
8/14 -Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
8/15 -Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
8/16 -Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse 
8/18 -Nantucket, MA @ The Chicken Box 
8/19 -Nantucket, MA @ The Chicken Box 
8/20 -Hartford Hartford, CT @ Infinity Hall 
9/5 -Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival 
9/11 -Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Music Festival 
9/19 -Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 
9/20 -Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen  
10/2 -Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival  
10/3 -Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival 
1/6/16 -Miami, FL @ Jam Cruise