Thievery Corporation returns with their sixth original studio album Culture of Fear.
Following up their incendiary and bombastic call to arms Radio Retaliation from 2008, this time around Eric Hilton and Rob Garza craft a simmering and hazy collection of atmospheric gems that recalls their early production work but reflects a thoroughly contemporary zeitgeist of socio-political angst and unease. Utilizing a team of skilled session players from their acclaimed live show and beyond, Culture of Fear finds the duo easing into expansive multipart space-jams like 'Tower Seven' and jazzy instrumental b-boy breaks like 'Light Flares.' Not only are usual suspects like multilingual chanteuse Lou Lou and dancehall toaster Sleepy Wonder back to lend their haunting vocals, but several new contributors also join the Corporation.
Renowned hip-hop MC Mr. Lif blazes the microphone on the title track 'Culture of Fear' with a scathing flow that aims to uplift and enlighten as it does burn down Babylon. Rising star Ras Puma also drops mystic incantations on 'False Flag Dub' and the slow burning roots reggae throwback 'Overstand.' It's not all fire and brimstone however, as Shana Halligan of Bitter:Sweet coos sultrily over booming tribal rhythms on 'Is it Over?.' and newcomer Kota lends angelic and sprightly verses on album closer 'Free.'
- 1. Web Of Deception
- 2. Culture Of Fear
- 3. Take My Soul
- 4. Light Flares
- 5. Stargazer
- 6. Where It All Starts
- 7. Tower Seven
- 8. Is It Over?
- 9. False Flag Dub
- 10. Safar (The Journey)
- 11. Fragments
- 12. Overstand
- 13. Free
Nov 14Dallas, TX, US Thievery Corporation at House of Blues Dallas presented by Cricket Wireless
Nov 15New Orleans, LA, US Thievery Corporation at House of Blues - New Orleans
Nov 16Houston, TX, US Thievery Corporation at House of Blues - Houston
Nov 22San Diego, CA, US Wonderfront Festival 2019
Nov 26Vancouver, BC, Canada Thievery Corporation at Commodore Ballroom
Nov 27Vancouver, BC, Canada Thievery Corporation at Commodore Ballroom
Nov 29Seattle, WA, US Thievery Corporation at The Showbox
Nov 30Portland, OR, US Thievery Corporation at Roseland Theater
Dec 01Seattle, WA, US Thievery Corporation at The Showbox
Dec 11Oakland, CA, US Thievery Corporation and Brazilian Girls at Fox Theater
- Thievery Corporation Live @ The 9:30 Club (DVD) (ESL)