Matisyahu to Release "Spark Seeker" on July 17
Fri, 11 May 2012 12:17:02
Matisyahu will drop his fourth album, Spark Seeker, produced by Kool Kojak (Nicki Minaj, Travis Barker, Ke$ha) via his own label, Fallen Sparks Records via Thirty Tigers/RED, on July 17.
He recorded the 13-track album in Los Angeles, New York and Israel. Get the first single, "Sunshine" in iTunes now.
As one of America's most successful touring artists, Matisyahu has also announced the first leg of an extensive summer tour supporting the new release with co-headliners Dirty Heads.
Now based with his family in Los Angeles, Matisyahu blasts off yet again with Spark Seeker, a bold new studio album that finds the one-of-a-kind vocalist and songwriter exploring uncharted territory with help from an expansive cast of collaborators from around the globe. The album mixes ancient traditional sounds with futuristic electro beats, rapping with singing, and songs of the spirit with songs of the body.
The album has a depth to it as well as a lightness, which alludes to the most essential theme of the record--that everything in life, especially music, exists in mixtures and blends. "Things are not as black and white as we would like to think. Not everything can be oversimplified," says Matisyahu.
The first single, "Sunshine" rides what might be the most uplifting groove in Matisyahu's catalog. In the hard-hitting "Live Like A Warrior," Matisyahu describes feelings of frustration and desperation, while; elsewhere, "Searchin" pairs a gritty digital-dancehall beat with chanted lyrics and "I Believe in Love" exemplifies the album's deep melodic streak.
1. Crossroads (Feat. J. Ralph)
4. Buffalo Soldier (Feat. Shyne)
5. Fire of Freedom
6. Bal Shem Tov
7. I Believe In Love
8. Breathe Easy
9. Summer Wind
10. Live Like A Warrior
11. Tel Aviv'n
12. King Crown of Judah (Feat. Shyne and Ravid Kahalani)
13. Shine On You
**Denotes date w/Dirty Heads
6/1 - Kansas City, MO - Dancefestopia
6/3 - Ozark, AK - Wakarusa 2012
6/16 - Thackerville, OK - Winstar World Casino
7/3 - Del Mar, CA - Del Mar Fairgrounds
7/8 - Vienna, VA - The Wolftrap **
7/9 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live **
7/10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues **
7/11 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom **
7/12 - Stamford, CT - Alive at Five
7/14 - Philadelphia, PA - XFINITY Live!
7/15 - Costa Mesa, CA - OC Fair and Event Center
7/18 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Hearbreak Hotel **
7/19 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights **
7/21 - Atlantic City, NJ - Showboat Atlantic City House of Blues **
7/22 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summerstage **
7/23 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount Theatre **
7/25 - Portland, ME - State Theatre **
7/26 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom **
7/28 - Floyd, VA - Floydfest
7/29 - Randall's Island, NY - Catalpa Festival
7/30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead **
8/4 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room **
8/7 - Chicago, IL - The Congress Theatre **
8/8 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave **
8/9 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave **
8/12 - Des Moines, IA - Simon Estes Amphitheatre **
8/14 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Pavilion *Supporting Sublime
8/15 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion *Supporting Sublime
8/16 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless *Supporting Sublime
8/18 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore **
8/19 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre Outdoors
8/21 - Chesterfield, VA - Pocahontas State Park Amphitheatre **
8/22 - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29 **
8/25 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues *
* 8/27 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen **
Are you a Spark Seeker?