A Tribe Called Red Unite with Tanya Tagaq, Yasiin Bey, Shad for 'We Are the Halluci Nation'

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Jul 12, 2016

Coming off of A Tribe Called Red's recent "Stadium Pow Wow" single, the electronic trio have announced plans to release their third full-length album. A guests-loaded journey that features appearances from Tanya Tagaq, Shad, Yasiin Bey and more, We Are the Halluci Nation arrives September 16 via Pirates Blend.

A press release explains that the latest effort from DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman is an "intense, incendiary collection" — one that continues the band's blend of electronic music with a "deep sense of heritage and cultural identity. " It's the first full-length release from the group since 2oolman joined the lineup in 2014, following the exit of co-founder DJ Shub.

The record includes multiple appearances from feted throat singer Tanya Tagaq and Toronto's Lido Pimienta, as well as guest spots from rappers Yasiin Bey and Shad. Indigenous artists who contributed to the 15-song release include Black Bear, Northern Voice and the Chippewa Travellers. The album title is a reference to the work of late poet/activist John Trudell, who recorded a few recitations for A Tribe Called Red ahead of his passing at the end of 2015.

You'll find all of the tracklisting details down below.

We Are the Halluci Nation does not include the recent "Stadium Pow Wow" single with Black Bear, though the group are teasing the album with a video for its powerful title track. You'll find the clip below, where you'll also find the breakdown of A Tribe Called Red's summer/fall tour plans.

We Are the Halluci Nation:

1. We Are the Halluci Nation (ft. John Trudell, Northern Voice)
2. R.E.D. (ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy, Black Bear)
3. The Virus (ft. Saul Williams, Black Bear)
5. (Sila) (ft. Tanya Tagaq)
6. The Light (ft. Lido Pimienta)
7. Maima Koopi (ft. OKA, Chippewa Travellers)
8. JHD (ft. Junior Ottawa)
9. Eanan (ft. Maxida Marak)
10. The Muse (ft. Jen Kreisberg)
11. Indian City (ft. Northern Voice)
12. How I Feel (ft. Leonard Sumner, Shad, Northern Voice)
13. For You (The Light Part II) (ft. Lido Pimienta)
14. ALie Nation (ft. John Trudell, Lido Pimienta, Tanya Tagaq, Northern Voice)
15. SOON

Tour dates:

07/15 Yellowknife, NWT - Folk on the Rocks Music Festival
07/23 Oro-Medonte, ON - Way Home Festival
07/31 Banff, AB - The Banff Centre – Shaw Amphitheatre
08/15 Moncton, NB - Festival Acadie Rock – Riverfront Park
08/18 Fredericton, NB - Boyce Farmers Market
08/19 Halifax, NS - The Marquee Ballroom
08/20 Membertou, NS - 2016 Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw Summer Games
08/31 Vancouver, BC - Pacific National Exhibition
09/02 Brooklyn, NY - Chevrolet Courts - New York State Fairgrounds
09/21 Syracuse, NY - Baby's All Right
09/23 Costa Mesa, CA - The Wayfarer
09/24 San Diego, CA - The Hideout
09/26 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
10/04 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
10/06 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
10/07 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
10/10 Durango, CO - Ft. Lewis College
11/15 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11/16 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
11/17 Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo
12/06 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater (Studio B)
12/07 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

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