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Sudanese multi-instrumentalist Sinkane Mars debut full-length combines influences from bandleader Ahmed Gallab‘s vast indie résumé


Sinkane's debut full-length Mars combines influences from bandleader Ahmed Gallab's vast indie résumé (he's previously played with Yeasayer, Caribou, and Of Montreal) and music from his Sudanese birthplace. While we've previously featured singles "Jeeper Creeper" and "Runnin'" — which we premiered — you can now stream the entire release over at NPR.

Mars features contributions from "Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr., Ira Wolf Tuton of Yeasayer, members of the Afrobeat band Nomo, flautist stutzmcgee and singer Roberto Carlos Lange." Stream the album below, pre-order it from iTunes and look for the official release Oct 23 on James Murphy's DFA Records. If you live in the NY area RSVP for Sinkane's free record release show at BK Bowl and catch the band on tour with Yeasayer, dates below.

>>>Stream: Sinkane 'Mars' LP (via NPR)

Update: Grab album single "Runnin'" for free from DFA below.

SINKANE TOUR DATES W/ YEASAYER

Tue 11/06 Pearl Street Nightclub Northampton MA

Wed 11/07 House of Blues Boston Boston MA

Thu 11/08 Cabaret Mile End Montreal QC

Fri 11/09 Danforth Music Hall Toronto ON

Sat 11/10 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park NY

Sun 11/11 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Providence RI

Tue 11/13 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester NY

Wed 11/14 9:30 Club Washington DC

Thu 11/15 9:30 Club Washington DC

Fri 11/16 Union Transfer Philadelphia PA

Sat 11/17 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville VA

Sun 11/18 The Tabernacle Atlanta GA

Mon 11/19 Cats Cradle Carrboro NC

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