Galactic Releases Details And Release Date For New Album May 7, 2015 08:16

One of New Orleans' finest, Galactic, will release their new album, Into The Deep, on Friday, July 17th.  Galactic's Robert Mercurio and Ben Ellman both produced and arranged the new album, due out on Provogue Records in just two months.  Into The Deep will be the band's 10th studio release, and the first since 2012's Carnivale Electricos.  

A number of special guests, including Macy Gray, Mavis Staples, JJ Grey, Maggie Koerner, David Shaw (The Revivalists), Ryan Montbleau, Brushy One String, and Charm Taylor linked up with the band for the new album.  “We look for uniqueness and a quality that makes the people we collaborate with distinctively who they are,” Mercurio said of their collaborations on the album.

(Galactic feat. David Shaw and Maggie Koerner - "Dolla Diva" - Bear Creek Music Fest 2013)

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The band has developed a unique sound as a result of their influences, including: hip hop, electronic, world music, rock, blues and jazz. Many of their songs include performances by other artists of various styles of music, like hip-hop artists Boots Riley (of The Coup), Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious) and Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5). 

Over the years, the band's sound has evolved from organic New Orleans funk to a more modern style, incorporating elements of hip hop, electronica, fusion, and jazz. This change has been largely characterized by the increased use of electronic effects on guitar, bass, saxophone, and drums. Drummer Stanton Moore uses phrase samplers to sample a rhythm which he can then play over, producing intricate and layered drum sounds. Ben Ellman, saxophonist and harmonica player, often distorts his instruments to the degree that they sound similar to an electric guitar.

Galactic - Into The Deep Tracklist

1. Sugar Doosie
2. Higher And Higher [ft JJ Grey]
3. Into The Deep [ft Macy Gray]
4. Dolla Diva [ft David Shaw and Maggie Koerner]
5. Long Live The Borgne
6. Right On [ft Ms. Charm Taylor]
7. Domino [ft Ryan Montbleau]
8. Buck 77
9. Does It Really Make A Difference [ft Mavis Staples]
10. Chicken In The Corn [ft Brushy One String]
11. Today's Blues

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