10 inch vinyl, cut at 45rpm. Comes with download code included. Conceived in Johannesburg in February during the band’s sell-out debut South Africa tour, the tourmates recorded these songs over two all-day-and-all-night sessions, with production handled by Mumford & Sons and The Very Best’s Johan Hugo.
Here’s a note from Ted on the inspiration behind the songs:
“Since day one, we have been proactive in touring places that most bands don’t often get to. It keeps us from the monotony. I think the road could easily feel like Groundhog Day but whether it’s the Scottish Highlands, India, or a tour on barge boats, our travels still feel fresh and exciting.
Going to South Africa felt to us to be an adventure into a continent that none of us knew well. The appetite for live music is huge and the youth culture is exploding with energy and rejuvenation.”
By now you may have already heard the first track, There Will Be Time with Baaba Maal. When the bands took to the stage in Pretoria to perform it live, a storm raged overhead and the thunder seemed to crack with percussionist Mamadou Saar’s every other beat. In the rain the good people of Pretoria danced and embraced the moment as their own. [info from label]