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  • Published in Columns




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Bombino – Tazidert


Via Partisan Records


Music preaching patience with white hot groove.





Youth Lagoon – The Sling


Heavy is a Junkyard Out June 9th Via Fat Possum Records


The piano nearly killed us.





My Ugly Clementine – Are You In?


The Good Life Out August 12th Via BMG


Your new summer crushes, musically and otherwise. We’re in.





Mandy, Indiana – Drag, crashed


I’ve Seen a Way Out May 19th Via Fire Talk


Videodrome vibes, long live the new flesh.




Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin - Grief (feat. Lex Amor)

Archetype Out June 9th Via Aquarii Records


Not something I’d normally listen to but can’t deny its appeal and quality.





A Man Called Adam – Fight or Flight


The Girl With A Hole In Her Heart Out 26th May Via Other Records


a House record made for all night dancing in a decommissioned steelworks.





Holy Wave - Happier (Featuring Estrella del Sol)


Five of Cups Out August 5th Via Suicide Squeeze


With sunnier times ahead, we’ll need more tunes like these.





Dream Wife – Do You Wanna Be?


Social Lubrication Out June 9th Via Lucky Numbers Music


Getting back to their roots.





King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Gila Monster


PetroDragonic Apocalypse Out June 9th Via KGLW Records


K.G&T.W.L. Back after seemingly a 2-minute toilet break with a brand-new album! Get ready to rock.





Death Index - Human / Machinery


Civilized By A Lie Out July 7th via 2 Mondi Collective


Dig it, elements of dark-wave and metal.





MADMADMAD – Krautjerk


Sink Delirium Out July 21st Via Bad Vibrations


If a fever dream was a song/music video.





Sir Chloe - Should I


I Am The Dog Out May 19th


It’ll get your toes tapping.












Bombino Returns With New Album

  • Published in News

On May 18, Partisan Records will release Deran, the new full-length album from Niger-born Tuareg guitar virtuoso, Bombino. Deran – which loosely translates to “best wishes” – is Bombino’s most focused, compelling, and diverse statement to date, and delivers a message of hope and well-wishes to the world in a time of great pain and tumult.

Written and sung entirely in Bombino’s native language of Tamasheq, Deran was recorded in Casablanca – at a studio owned by current Moroccan king Mohammed VI, no less - over a ten day stretch, and marks his first time making an album in Africa in nearly a decade. In Bombino’s own words, “my mission for this album was always to get closer to Africa.” How to celebrate, protect, unify, and above all, never forget that desert home, are the salient themes throughout Deran. Across ten tracks, the album showcases Bombino’s mastery of a rich palette - from folk, rock, blues, funk, and of course the ‘Tuareggae’ sub-genre which he has single-handedly pioneered.

Over the past decade, Bombino has grown into an internationally renowned and acclaimed act with an impressive list of collaborators and on-the-record admirers ranging from Stevie Wonder, Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Dave Longstreth, Dan Auerbach + more. He’s performed at Bonnaroo and Newport Folk Festival, and been hailed by Pitchfork as “both authentic and ambitious.”

Equally remarkable is Bombino’s path to the world stage. Despite being forced out of his home into exile multiple times due to rebellions in his native region, he slowly cultivated mythical status among the Tuareg people as one of the area’s most sought after and skilled musicians. After a 2009 demo recording he made while in exile fell into the hands of an American filmmaker, the resulting recording sessions would turn into Bombino's proper debut album, 2011’s Agadez, which debuted at #1 on the World iTunes chart.

Deran tracklist:

1. Imajghane

2. Deran Deran Alkheir

3. Tehigren

4. Mikiwan

5. Tenesse

6. Ouhlin

7. Adounia Idagh

8. Tamasheq

9. Takamba

10. Adouagh Chegren




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