Juno Award-winning trio Bedouin Soundclash — known for their innovative fusion of reggae, rock, punk and soul — has set the U.S. physical release date for their latest album “Light the Horizon” as Tuesday, June 7. Recorded via the band’s own label Pirates Blend Records, the new album, which was released digitally in October 2010, is available in the United States through Nat Geo Music.
“Light the Horizon,” the band’s fourth studio album, has received critical acclaim both in their native Canada as well as in the U.S. The Toronto-based trio–founding members Jay Malinowski (vocals, guitar) and Eon Sinclair (bass) along with new addition Sekou Lumumba (drums)–recorded “Light the Horizon” in Philadelphia with famed DJ/producer King Britt, a member of the groundbreaking alt ‘90s hip-hop act Digable Planets who has worked with Macy Gray and Santigold and remixed tracks by everyone from Miles Davis to Everything But the Girl. The producer and City of Brotherly Love inspired the band to dig into their soul/R&B roots to evolve their sound and create something a little more urban. Of the recording process, King Britt has said, “Working with Bedouin Soundclash has been a breath of fresh air in our crazy music business. They are a killer band, who actually play their instruments, know their history and respect the architects!”
In 2010, Bedouin Soundclash performed all over the world including Shanghai, China, Perth & Melbourne, Australia, Bombay, India, and the United Kingdom as well as their native Canada and the United States. To support the album’s physical release, the band will return to the U.S. in June for a select run of headlining dates anchored by shows in New York City and Los Angeles.