Published Oct 25, 2012Yeasayer/Of Montreal collaborator Ahmad Gallab struck out on his own this week via the release of his Sinkane project's debut disc Mars. Now, the artist is highlighting funk-flecked album opener "Runnin'" with a tense, politically motivated video.
The clip features red-hued shots of revolutionaries protesting in the streets in favour of peace and freedom, only to have a group of military men in fatigues hunt them down. While some escape in a car to reflect on the goings-down, others aren't so lucky, as the authorities capture, beat and even shoot others involved in the demonstration. Sinkane's fiery falsetto and a steady wah-wah guitar rhythm imported from the early '70s serve to make the gritty clip even tenser.
You can check out the ordeal down below.
Sinkane has also rolled out a pile of tour dates. You can see all his North American stops below, which mainly find him opening for Yeasayer and Toro y Moi.
10/26 New York, NY @ Hudson River Park Pier 57 DJ Set *
11/1 New York, NY Bowery Electric ^
11/6 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub #
11/7 Boston, MA - House of Blues Boston #
11/8 Montreal, QC - Cabaret du Mile End #
11/9 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall #
11/10 Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall #
11/11 Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel #
11/13 Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre #
11/15 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
11/16 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer #
11/17 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater #
11/18 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle #
11/19 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle #
12/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg %
2/19 Chicago, IL - Metro $
2/20 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe $
2/21 Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre $
2/23 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater $
2/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge $
2/26 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret $
2/27 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile $
2/28 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom $
3/3 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre $
* with Albert Hammond, Caveman
^ with ESG
# with Yeasayer
% with !!!
$ with Toro Y Moi