Galactic Release New Single TOUCH GET CUT (feat. Erica Falls) From New Album Out 2/8

Galactic Release New Single TOUCH GET CUT (feat. Erica Falls) From New Album Out 2/8

Galactic are thrilled to share the blistering feminist anthem "Touch Get Cut (feat. Erica Falls)", from their forthcoming album Already Ready Already due out February 8th, 2019 on Galactic's own Tchoup-Zilla Records through Thirty Tigers. "Touch, touch get cut / Back off me daddy leave the girl alone / Vixen sistas rolling in my crew / Rusty switch pointed dead at you" sings Falls as a warning to any "drunken fools" shooting "slick lines" and working on "borrowed time". The new single follows the release of "Going Straight Crazy (feat. Princess Shaw)" described by Relix as sounding like "an homage to Sharon Jones and Daptone Records," and the previously released "Clap Your Hands feat. Miss Charm Taylor", which The New York Times lauded as "a euphoric three-minute New Orleans funk romp from one of the city's long-running bands."

Stream "Touch Get Cut (feat. Erica Falls)" on YouTube

Galactic kick off their national "Already Ready Already" tour on February 7th in Boston, cruising down the East Coast with a stopover in NOLA for a Mardi Gras residency at Tipitina's before heading out west in March. Later in the spring and summer, the band find themselves performing at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest, High Sierra Music Festival, and Red Rocks among other dates, with more to be announced in the future. All tour dates below and at GalacticFunk.com.

Stream "Going Straight Crazy Feat. Princess Shaw" on YouTube

Stream "Clap Your Hands (feat. Miss Charm Taylor)" on YouTube

Pre-Order Already Ready Already via

https://ffm.to/alreadyreadyalready

The renowned genre-bending New Orleans band's 10th studio LP features guest appearances from Princess Shaw, Miss Charm Taylor, David Shaw, Nahko, Erica Falls, and Boyfriend. Already Ready Already sees Galactic taking a distinctly contemporary approach towards their own progressive sound, interpolating modern rhythms and electronic instrumentation within the house-shaking framework of Crescent City funk pop 'n' roll. Produced by ?the band's Robert Mercurio and Ben Ellman, the new LP finds Galactic once again enlisting a diverse array of vocal collaborators to assist in their musical exploration, each of whom lend lyrical flavor and individualistic personality to the band's multi-faceted sonic grooves.

The sessions that yielded Already Ready Already will generate still another LP due later in 2019, one which Ellman describes as "more of a throwback thing" but will almost certainly morph into something altogether new and wonderful via Galactic's evolutionary musical vision.

"I've never been able to put a label on what we do," Ellman says. "I could say it's funk or I could say it's R&B or jazz or whatever else, but really, it's all of that."

"It's not that we're always trying to push boundaries," says Mercurio, "but we definitely take influence from our hometown and try to do something new with it. We tour all around the world and we're exposed to tons of elements that filter their way into our consciousness and come out through our music."

For Already Ready Already, Galactic brought in a diverse array of predominantly young female singers, each of whom brings their own disparate musical tastes and cultural flavor. Working with artists lesser known on the national stage but beloved in their own community enables Galactic to evince a kind of sonic truth about their hometown, putting its multifaceted underground to the fore.

"Trust me, I loved having Macy Gray and Mavis Staples on our last record," Mercurio says. "It was an honor to work with them. But there's something fun about making music with someone not everybody has heard of and end up getting a great reaction to it. There are no preconceived thoughts as to what the song should be like because the listener doesn't know the artist as well."

As if their perpetual tour and recording schedule weren't enough, Galactic have also announced the band's purchase and future stewardship of New Orleans' legendary Tipitina's nightclub.

"We're so incredibly honored to be part of the team tasked to be the current caretakers of such a historic venue," says Ellman. "My connection with the club started way before I was lucky enough to take the stage. My first job in New Orleans was at Tipitina's as a cook in the (now defunct) kitchen. The importance of respecting what Tips means for musicians and the city of New Orleans is not lost on us. We're excited for the future of the club and look forward to all the amazing music and good times ahead."

Stay tuned for future news and announcements from Galactic in the coming months.

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Upcoming Tour Dates:

FEBRUARY 2019

07 - Boston, MA - House of Blues

08 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore

09 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel

10 - Fairfield, CT - The Warehouse

11 - Albany, NY - Jupiter Hall

13 - Buffalo, NY - Iron Works

14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater

15 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

16 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

17 - Blacksburgh, VA - Lyric Theatre

MARCH 2019

01 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's

02 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's

04 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's

15 - Frisco, CO - 10 Mile Music Hall

16 - Frisco, CO - 10 Mile Music Hall

17 - Telluride, CO - Sheridan Opera House

18 - Telluride, CO - Sheridan Opera House

20 - Victor, ID - Knotty Pine

21 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma

22 - Seattle, WA - Showbox

23 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom

24 - Crystal Bay, NV - Crystal Bay Club

26 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

27 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre

28 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern

29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre

30 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield

APRIL

13 - Dale, TX - Old Settler's Music Festival

27 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's

MAY

04 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

04 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's

23 - Martinsville, VA - Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival


JULY

04 - Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival
12 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks

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