Friday, May 20, 2022

Listen to new Mdou Moctar song “Nakanegh Dich” / “Afrique Victime”

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Matador will release a deluxe digital edition of Mdou Moctar’s Afrique Victime, which expands the album with nine previously unreleased songs, including the studio outtake, “Nakanegh Dich.” “These are a mix of demos from Niger and some live tracks from touring around the world, when we were still working out the songs together as a band,” says bassist and producer Mikey Coltun. “These are fun and different early versions of the songs.”

Today, you can listen to “Nakanegh Dich,” which was recorded in Los Angeles with Rob Schnapf during sessions for the album. “This is Mdou’s very first time using a wah pedal,” explains bassist and producer, Mikey Coltun. “At some point, Mdou called Rob into the studio and asked him to control the wah with his foot while Mdou shredded a solo.”

This month, Mdou and band will embark on a North American tour, which includes headline shows, support dates with Parquet Courts, and an appearance at Big Ears Festival in Tennessee. In April, the band will travel across the pond for an extensive UK/EU tour. A full list of upcoming shows can be found below.

Released last spring, Afrique Victime swept the Best of 2021 lists, attaining high placements from The New York Times, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, The Guardian, NPR, Rolling Stone, Variety, Esquire and many others. Moctar recently made his TV debut as a guest on PBS Newshour. Watch the interview HERE.

AFRIQUE VICTIME DIGITAL DELUXE TRACK LIST

1.   Chismiten

2.   Taliat

3.   Ya Habibti

4.   Tala Tannam

5.   Untitled

6.   Asdikte Akal

7.   Layla

8.   Afrique Victime

9.   Bismilahi Atagah

10. Chismiten (Demo)

11. Taliat (Live)

12. Ya Habibti (Demo)

13. Tala Tannam (Demo)

14.  Asdikte Akal (Live)

15.  Layla (Live)

16.  Afrique Victime (Live)

17.  Bismilahi Atagah (Demo)

18.  Nakanegh Dich (Demo)

ON TOUR

2.24.22 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre

2.25.22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Academy of Music

2.26.22 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre

 2.27.22 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel %

2.28.22 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre %

3.02.22 ­– Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse %

3.03.22 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn %

3.04.22 ­– Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom %

3.05.22 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant %

3.07.22 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall %

3.08.22 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room % 

3.10.22 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue %

3.11.22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom %

3.12.22 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre %

3.13.22 – Detroit, MI @ MOCAD %

3.15.22 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre %

3.16.22 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

3.17.22 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre %

3.18.22 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre %

3.19.22 – Lyndon, VT @ Northern VT State

3.20.22 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

3.21.22 – Woodstock, NY @ Colony

3.22.22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

3.24.22 – Winston-Salem, NC @ The Ramkat

3.25.22 – Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival

4.01.22 – Antwerp, BE @ Het Bos

4.02.22 – Brussels, BE @ AB-club SOLD OUT

4.03.22 – Köln, DE @ Bumann

4.04.22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord SOLD OUT

4.05.22 – Eindhoven, NL @ Effenaar

4.06.22 – Brighton, UK @ Komedi

4.07.22 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds

4.08.22 – Dublin, IE @ The Sugar Club SOLD OUT

4.09.22 – Belfast, UK @ Ulster Sports Club

4.10.22 – Glasgow, UK @ Drygate

4.11.22 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

4.12.22 – Manchester, UK @ YES

4.14.22 – London, UK @ Earth Theatre SOLD OUT

4.15.22 – Roubaix/Lille, FR @ La cave aux Poètes

4.16.22 – Paris, FR @ Le Hasard Ludique

4.17.22 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje SOLD OUT

4.18.22 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow

4.19.22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Alice SOLD OUT

4.20.22 – Gothenburg, SE @ Nefertiti

4.21.22 – Oslo, NO @ Blaa

4.22.22 – Stockholm, SE @ Fasching SOLD OUT

4.23.22 – Malmö, SE @ Plan B

4.24.22 – Berlin, DE @ Frannz Club

4.25.22 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz

4.26.22 – Prague, CZ @ Meetfactory

4.27.22 – Linz, AU @ Kapu

4.28.22 – Zurich, CH @ Fabrik

4.29.22 – Mannheim, DE @ Feuerwache

5.01.22 – Oostende, BE @ De Post

7.14.22 – Pori, FL @ Pori Jazz Festival

8.06.22 – Mysłowice, PL @ Off Festival

8.10.22 – Oslo, NO @ Øyafestivalen

8.19.22 ­­– Powys, UK @ Greenman Festival

 8.27-28.22 – Pasadena, CA @ This Ain’t No Picnic

% w/ Parquet Courts

Greg Kinne
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Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.

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