Round here we don’t like to call something a World Premiere unless it somehow encompasses a truly global vision. Its just our little way of avoiding the ‘world famous italian eatery’ syndrome (“like people over in Kathmandu are really going crazy for these calzones”). Can’t think of a better example than this World Premiere of Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Barbaro. Their new project Look Around the Corner was recorded in Colombia and the UK and incorporates Caribbean folk and American soul and gospel with the Afro-Colombian roots of Combo Bárbaro. Like the video for the title track, “I’ll Keep My Light in My Window” (made famous by The Temptations) was recorded at a direct-to-disc session at The Carvery Studios, Hackney, London, in August 2011 in the middle of the London Riots and is approached as a documentary of that particularly soulful moment rather than a conventional video. Look Around the Corner is out April 3rd on Tru Records in the US, April 2nd in the rest of the world. Pre-order it here. UPDATE: Quantic & crew are also bringing the world to your doorstep with a grip of US dates, starting next week March 14th. Find the full listing along with the LP art and tracklist after the jump.
2. Here Again
3. Travelling Song
5. I’ll Keep My Light At My Window
6. Una Tarde en Mariquita
8. Su Suzy
9. Boogaloo 33
10. Road To Islay
12. I’d Cry
13. Magdalena (Reprise)
14. Look Around The Corner (Reprise)
US Tour Dates
Couch Sessions Showcase (Alice Russell Live)
Time: 7:30PM – 8:00PM
Location: The Gypsy Lounge 1504 E. 6th St.
Sounds Of Colombia (Quantic DJ Set)
Time: 10:00PM – 10:45PM
Location: Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave.
KCRW Showcase (Quantic & Alice Russell Live)
Time: 8:45PM – 9:15PM
Location: The Parish 214 E. 6th St. Austin, TX 78701
Wax Poetics Showcase (Quantic & Alice Russell Live)
Time: 12:15AM – 12:45AM
Location: Barbarella Patio 615 Red River St.
Puma Showcase (Quantic DJ set + Alice Russell)
Time: 3:30PM – 4:00PM
Location: Puma Social Club 1309 E. 7th St.
National Geographic Showcase (Quantic & Alice Russell Live)
Time: 9:00PM – 9:40PM (TBC)
Location: The Stage On Sixth Patio 508 E. 6th St.
3/20 Los Angeles
KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic
3/22 Los Angeles
EVFA & ArtDontSleep present: The Robert Glasper Experiment / Quantic & Alice Russell Live
Time: 8:00PM – 2:00AM
Location: Exchange LA
3/24 San Francisco
Sunset Promotions present: Quantic & Alice Russell Live
Time: 8:00PM – 2:00AM