NEW ALBUM RETRIBUTION DUE 10/21.
“Morse code from a dimension we exist in but can’t sense.” – The FADER
The first new music from Inuk punk Tanya Tagaq’s forthcoming album Retribution is now available, and it’s a hip-hop song about metaphysics, molecular biology and menstruation.
“Centre” features rapper Shad, raucous ravens recorded in Nunavut, trombones and rare lyrical moments from Tagaq. The song – danceable and playful – might surprise those bracing for Retribution’s wrath and doom (although the album contains plenty of that too).
As told to The FADER, Tagaq says, “Our lyrics are about electrons, gravity, the fundamental forces, looking at how physical laws can be applied spiritually and emotionally, and how to centre yourself. As a woman, I know my centering happens where I make my babies, it’s not in my head, it’s in the cavities of my body where I hold blood. It’s where we create.” Read Tagaq’s full comments here.
You can now pre-order Retribution and download “Centre” instantly here.
LISTEN TO “CENTRE” HERE.
MONTREAL, QC: Red Bull Music Academy, Sept 28 w/ Fucked Up
LOS ANGELES, CA: The Broad, Oct 1
ST. JOHN’S, NL: St, John’s Arts & Cultural Centre, Oct 10
CORNER BROOK, NL: Corner Brook Arts & Cultural Centre, Oct 12
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE: Confederation Centre for the Arts, Oct 15
MONCTON, NB: Capitol Theatre, Oct 19
SAINT JOHN, NB: Imperial Theatre, Oct 20
FREDERICTON, NB: The Playhouse, Oct 21
FAIRBANKS, AK: Hering Auditorium, Nov 10
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, Nov 17 & 18
OTTAWA, ON: National Arts Centre, Nov 26