The return of world-jam act Toubab Krewe continues with news of the band’s first album since 2010’s TK2. On March 2, the North Carolina natives will unleash Stylo and will tour early next year in support of the LP. Today, Toubab Krewe issued the single “That Damn Squash.”
Toubab Krewe has launched a PledgeMusic campaign to help raise funds for the release and distribution of Stylo. A portion of proceeds raised will be donated to support Seed Programs International. Fans can purchase a variety of Stylo packages including a Skype guitar lesson, a private concert and more. Head here to participate.
In February, following a handful of fall dates, Toubab Krewe will hit the road after a two-year hiatus and return to clubs and stages across North America for a 2018 album release tour. The tour starts with an appearance at the Fractal Beach Fest in Key Biscayne, Florida on February 2 and then finds the band heading to Colorado for stops in Frisco, Fort Collins, Denver and Winter Park. Up next is an East Coast run including visits to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., New York City, Charleston, Greensboro, Raleigh, Charlotte, Nashville, Atlanta and Asheville. Later in the year, Toubab will play both weekends of Electric Forest.
Here’s more information on Stylo:
Stylo (pronounced Stee-lo) will be released in follow up to Toubab Krewe’s critically acclaimed sophomore album TK2 (released in 2010). Over the last seven years, the band has developed and evolved their authentic blend of Appalachian and West African music traditions. The result is a jubilant collection of eight-songs steeped in the group’s experimental and genre-bending sounds that have propelled them for more than a decade. The album’s lead single, “That Damn Squash”, draws from influences as diverse as Pakastani film scores, New Orleans funk, and Wassoulou grooves. The track’s dynamic melody ricochets across the strings of electric and acoustic guitars, Casio and Realistic keyboards, while djembe and bass guitar drive the beat. “That Damn Squash”, now available on all major streaming services, is a just taste of what Stylo has to offer.
Watch the animated video for “That Damn Squash”: