Song Appears On Everything Lasts Forever, Out 4/22 Via 3rd Generation Recordings
Tour Dates Confirmed Including Album Release Show At Brooklyn Bowl, Boston, More
Crisp and disciplined, informed by American soul but also at home with the rolling six-beat vamps of Ethiopian funk – THE NEW YORK TIMES
Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality make some of the best music coming out of NYC. Not the best Afrobeat, not the best post-highlife, not the best South African psychedelic disco. Some of the best music, period – AFROPOP WORLDWIDE
Relix Magazine has premiered the video for Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality’s “Six Shooter AKA The History of Dance” from their debut album Everything Lasts Forever, out April 22 via 3rd Generation Recordings. About the video Yerawadekar says: “The song is about going too far with good times, so in our video you can see this happening in two different ways at once: historically and personally.” Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/1V9CK0J
Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality have confirmed a series of spring and summer concerts beginning the album release show in New York at Brooklyn Bowl with Antibalas and extending to New Haven, Boston and more. For complete tour dates, see below.
Everything Lasts Forever was produced by Yerawadekar, who also delivers lead vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion and drum programming. The bulk of the other performances on the record come from the current Low Mentality lineup of Omar Little (Lee “Scratch” Perry) on trumpet, sampler and keyboards, Chauncey Yearwood (High & Mighty Brass Band) on congas, Pavel Kogan-Liakhov (Hess Is More) on guitar and Kevin Raczka (Lee Fields, Valerie June) on drums. Fellow Antibalas members Timothy Allen (bass, backing vocals), Marcus Farrar (backing vocals) and Will Rast (percussion) make significant contributions, as do Yerawadekar’s colleagues from projects such as the Pimps Of Joytime, Half Waif and Nook. Producer and turntablist DJ Center also appears on the album, adding a otherworldly element to “Jazz Now.”
The 90’s dancehall rhythms of the rat race anthem “Big Time Distraction” are interwoven with bluesy guitar picking, the cumbia rhythms of the media critique “Six Shooter AKA The History Of Dance,” featuring soul singer Kendra Morris, are coupled with dub reggae stylings, and the introspective “Bad Imagination” conducts an examination of Yerawadekar’s most unnameable thoughts over a bed of lush percussion and group interplay that is impossible to nail down geographically.
Everything Lasts Forever renders debates about genre moot. The album is Yerawadekar’s effort to understand all the material he’s collected throughout the different stages of his life, and how all the different pieces relate to one another today. With the result being a collection of danceable, memorable and personal songs, Everything Lasts Forever demands that listeners loosen up and celebrate their own lifetimes of bass heavy, funky experiences.
4/20 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl w/ Antibalas
5/27 – Brooklyn, NY – Barbes
6/5 – New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine
6/10 – Newark, NJ – Duke’s
6/18 – Burlington, VT – Nectar’s
6/30 – Boston, MA – The Milky Way
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