Bonobo reveal <em>The North Border</em> details; Erykah Badu to feature

More details about the forthcoming fifth album from lush Ninja Tune producer Bonobo. 

As per 2010’s Black Sand, The North Borders will see Simon Green recruit a host of guest vocalists, including one very big star indeed. Erykah Badu, heard gracing albums by Flying Lotus and Wu-Block in the last 12 months, contributes vocals to ‘Heaven For The Sinner’; the result is apparently “a transcendental, incanted vocal masterclass married to a brilliant two-step glitch and a yearning melody.”

Swedish singer and DVA collaborator Cornelia will appear, as will NYC folk singer Grey Reverend and Ninja Tune signing Szjerdene. The full tracklisting has also been confirmed, and is available to peruse below.

The North Borders is out on April 1 on Ninja Tune. Chiming lead track ‘Cirrus’ is below, as are Bonobo’s upcoming tour dates. Badu was recently cannibalised by Seattle duo TheeSatisfaction on the free THEESatisfaction Loves Erykah Badu EP.

1. First Fires (feat. Grey Reverend)
2. Emkay
3. Cirrus
4. Heaven For The Sinner (feat. Erykah Badu)
5. Sapphire
6. Jets
7. Towers (feat. Szjerdene)
8. Don’t Wait
9. Know You
10. Antenna
11. Ten Tigers
12. Transits (feat. Szjerdene)
13. Pieces (feat. Cornelia)

04.10 Black Cat: Washington DC
04.11 Theatre of Living Arts: Philadelphia, PA
04.12 Webster Hall: New York, NY
04.13 Paradise: Boston, MA
04.14 Higher Ground: Burlington, VT
04.16 Telus Theatre: Montreal Canada
04.17 Babylon: Ottawa, Canada
04.18 Danforth Music Hall: Toronto, Canada
04.19 Crofoot Ballroom: Pontiac, MI
04.20 House of Blues: Chicago, IL
04.21 Majestic Theatre: Madison, WI
04.24 The Granada Theatre: Lawrence, KS
04.25 Fox Theatre: Boulder, CO
04.26 Ogden Theatre: Denver, CO
04.27 Urban Lounge: Salt Lake City, UT
04.30 Commodore Ballroom: Vancouver Canada
05.1 Showbox at Market: Seattle, WA
05.2 Crystal Ballroom: Portland, OR
05.3 Warfield: San Francisco, CA
05.4 The Fonda: Los Angeles, CA
05.6 Belly Up: Solana Beach, CA
05.9 Emo’s: Austin, TX
05.10 House of Blues: Dallas, TX
05.11 Tipitinas: New Orleans, LA



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