Brooklyn’s Red Baraat will bring its jazz and brass funk-fused Indian rhythms to The Blockley stage tonight. The eight-piece ensemble released their Shruggy Ji LP earlier this year via Sinj Records. Back in 2011, the band’s performance at globalFest made Bob Boilen of NPR’s list of favorite shows of the year. Watch their dynamic performance of “Shruggy Ji” below, listen to their XPN Fest set here and get tickets here.
Tune in tonight at 11 (immediately following Land of the Lost with Robert Drake) for another ‘compact’ edition of the Indie Rock Hit Parade! As we do each final Friday, we’ll take a listen to some new releases by bands whose classic material falls directly into Land of the Lost territory. We’ll also hear from contemporary bands who do their own thing with style to spare.
Here are a few things you might just hear in the mix tonight:
Mazzy Star will release Seasons Of Your Day next Tuesday, their first new album since 1996. NPR Music has chosen the record for its First Listen feature this week and you can stream the full LP here. From NPR’s Will Hermes:
Seasons of Your Day (out Sept. 24) is the first Mazzy Star record in 17 years, and it comes as the group’s sound is being echoed by younger artists — see Baltimore’s shadowy Beach House and the mutable glam-pop of Lana Del Rey. It’s a lovely, intoxicating record, but the group’s sound has also evolved…. Sandoval’s singing has become much more interesting since those early days — her phrasing more nuanced, less somnambulant, no longer so smothered in reverb. David Roback, Mazzy Star’s other central figure, is playing more acoustic guitar alongside his signature summer-of-love electric, and there’s a strong English folk and blues flavor on Seasons that recalls albums by Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, the singer’s project of the past decade.
Mazzy Star (Hope Sandoval and David Roback) have announced a show at Union Transfer on Friday, November 22nd. The band is releasing its first new album, Seasons of Your Day on September 24th. It’s the band’s first new album since 1996’s Among My Swan and features a guest appearance by Scottish folk legend Bert Jansch. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 13th at Noon. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, listen to a new song, “California.”