Tinariwen's 'Inside / Outside: Joshua Tree Acoustic Sessions' EP

Download the lead single off Tinariwen's upcoming 'Inside / Outside: Joshua Tree Acoustic Sessions' EP

During the recording of this year's Emmaar LP in California's Joshua Tree desert, Tinariwen would stay up and jam around a campfire outside their studio well into the night. Inside / Outside: Joshua Tree Acoustic Sessions EP, the fruit of those moonlit improvisations, will feature 5 stripped-down, transcendental new hymns in the hypnotic style of the Northern Malian desert blues outfit. Watch a video trailer for the EP and grab "Iljaych Tareq," the lead single off the release below (via Aquarium Drunkard). Inside / Outside: Joshua Tree Acoustic Sessions will be out October 7 from Anti-. Catch Tinariwen live on their North American fall dates listed below.

[audio:|titles= Tinariwen "Iljaych Tareq"]

>>>Download: Tinariwen "Iljaych Tareq"

Inside / Outside: Joshua Tree Acoustic Sessions Tracklist

Adounia ti- Chidjret

Imidiwan sadjdàt Tislim

Iljaych Tareq

Inàr Tissanàm



Oct 18 "Moon Block Party Festival" Pomona, CA

Oct 21 The Bunkhouse Salon Las Vegas, NV

Oct 22 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA

Oct 25 Luckman Fine Arts Complex Los Angeles, CA

Oct 26 Campbell Hall Santa Barbara, CA

Oct 27 The Chapel San Francisco, CA

Oct 28 John Van Duzer Theatre Arcata, CA

Oct 29 City Winery Napa Napa, CA

Oct 30 Loma Vista Gardens-Big Sur Big Sur, CA

Nov 01 191 Toole Tucson, AZ

Nov 02 The Orpheum Flagstaff, AZ

Nov 03 Skylight Santa Fe, NM

Nov 06 Granada Theater Dallas, TX

Nov 07 The Studio @ Warehouse Live Houston, TX

Nov 09 FUN FUN FUN FEST Austin, TX

Nov 10 Brooklyn Masonic Temple New York, BROOKLYN

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