Adult Swim have started rolling out new music as part of their 2017 singles series, which is set to feature artists from the likes of Brian Eno, Explosions in the Sky, Julian Casablancas, Thundercat and Run the Jewels, to name but a few. We’re in for a treat with their latest instalment coming from the hands of Tanya Tagaq, whose latest album Retribution was one of our 15 Album Picks last year. Entitled ‘Frostbite’, the new single is both otherworldly and delicate and you can listen to it below.
Tanya Tagaq‘s Retribution was one of our 15 Album Picks last year, an album to be treasured evermore, portraying and protesting environmental and human rights violations and abuse. Tagaq has unveiled a video for the album track ‘Ajaaja’, “a song that connects people across families and generations” as she put it herself. The video was directed by Light Echo Productions and you can watch it below.
Tanya Tagaq has recently released her album Retribution, a tremendous record that portrays and protests environmental and human rights violations and abuse. Fresh off the back of the album’s release, the mesmerizing Inuit artist has shared a fittingly powerful and striking video for the song ‘Sulfur’. Watch it now if you haven’t yet.
We’re getting excitingly close to the release of Retribution, Tanya Tagaq‘s hugely anticipated new album. Last week she offered the third single off it, the tremendous and compelling title track ‘Retribution’. Tagaq is now pairing the track with a video directed by Brian Johnson. Fellow Inuk performance artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, also featured in the video, described the effort:
“For me, the ‘Retribution’ video is an exploration of the eccentric, the stomach lining of reality. It’s about the cross-pollination of Tanya’s voice and uaajeerneq—my mask work, a denial of the linear progression of past, present and future, a reminder that the earth’s strength is a part of our culture. It’s about feminism and Inuit women.”
Watch the video below and watch out for the release of Retribution on November 18th Six Shooter.
We’re only three weeks away from the release of Tanya Tagaq’s highly anticipated new album, Retribution, an effort that portrays and protests environmental and human rights violations and abuse. When you’re itching with anticipation like we are, three weeks can seem like an eternity. Luckily she is offering the tremendous title track as a third single, following the mind-blowing ‘Centre’ featuring Shad and the poignant and intense ‘Aorta‘.
What’s more, Tagaq has announced a string of UK/European dates for early 2017 in support of the album. Starting off with a date in Brussels and wrapping up with a show in Berlin, the tour includes two London shows, on January 24th at Cafe Oto and January 26th at Corsica Studios. We caught her utterly mesmerizing, powerful and visceral performance at The Forge last June to accompany the 1922 silent film Nanook of the North, and we just can’t wait to see her bring Retribution to life.
Listen to ‘Retribution’ below and straight after check out Tagag’s full run of European dates.
Tanya Tagaq’s 2017 European tour:
January 20th – Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium
January 21st – 4AD, Diksmuide, Belgium
January 23rd – Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds UK
January 24th – Cafe Oto, London, UK
January 26th – Corsica Studios, London, UK
January 28th – C T M Festival @ HAU1 Festival Opening Show, Berlin, Germany
January 29th – C T M Festival @ HAU1, Berlin, Germany
Retribution is out now in North America and on November 18th in Europe via Six Shooter.