World-renowned trio, Balkan Beat Box are happy to announce the forthcoming release of their 5th full length, Shout It Out on November 11th.
A pre-sale campaign for the album kicks off today! Shout It Out, can be purchased by visiting:
Shout It Out Album iTunes
Shout It Out Album Amazon
Also, great bundles are available for fans on the artist’s store at www.balkanbeatbox.com
This includes limited edition orange vinyl, ltd edition prints and t-shirts, too.
In addition to a short stint of successful stateside dates in June that included packed out shows at both DC’s 9:30 Club and at NYC’s Irving Plaza, as well as points north and west, BBB have thus far dropped two singles in advance of the fall album release: “I Trusted U,” which has enjoyed some substantial fanfare as it recently scaled 655K YouTube views (https://youtu.be/IUwM5d3qvUY), and 1.5 million Facebook views; and more recently, the album’s title track, “Shout It Out,” which was accompanied by a nifty skate n’ spray lyric video: https://youtu.be/LDYlMsGhdi8
Shout It Out features the world class trio of Tomer Yosef, Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat in classic form—their collective heart, less on the sleeve than it is in the chest— with a clear mandate to move folks on a global front, both physically and emotionally.
“The album themes are more about interpersonal relationships, not as much of a macro-political viewpoint,” says Kaplan, “It's back to the beginning, how we deal with each other leads and the personal search within ourselves lead to how communities relate to one another. Stylistically, we are incorporating a lot of other influences from music that we love such as African ghettotech, folk, bluegrass, folk, funk and hip hop, different genres. As we evolve, we let more influences in and are always searching for inspiration."
For some history, it’s been 4 albums and a decade worth of touring for Balkan Beat Box who have garnered a worldwide fanbase. The band emerged from New York City’s underground in the mid- 2000s, introducing to the world a distinctive sound and setting their reputation as a formidable live act. They became a favorite of audiences and critics alike the world over, combining a solid rhythm section of hip hop, funk, eastern Europe, and reggae influences with exotic brass, earth shattering bass and experimental electronics.
Upcoming Tour Dates (more TBA)
8/13 Musicalarue Luxey, France
8/14 No Logo Festival, BESANÇON, Fraisans, France
9/17 Music Midtown Atlanta, GA
9/23 Arcata Theater, Arcata, CA
9/24 Symbiosis Fest, Oakdale, CA
10/22 Leaf Festival, Black Mountain, NC
11/16 Bikini Toulouse, France
11/17 Le Tétris. Le Havre, France
11/19 One Love Sound Fest, WROCLAW, Poland