October 20, 2008

Matisyahu: Shattered

Matisyahu
photo: Soja Music Productions / Jamie Soja

Brooklyn Hassidic rap reggae man Matisyahu is busy recording a new album that will be released in 2009. His new 4 track EP Shattered serves as a taster for that album. He has just started a massive USA tour playing the new songs. Several guest artists contribute to the four-song EP, including Jamaican reggae rhythm section Sly & Robbie (drums and bass) on Two Child One Drop and I Will Be Light.

Nobody sounds like Matisyahu, who mixes traditional Jewish music with a contemporary backbeat. Recommended if you are into the Red Hot Chlli Peppers and Michel Franti.

Matisyahu:
Matisyahu Miller: vocals/beatbox
Aaron Dugan: guitar
Jason Fraticelli: bass
Rob Marscher: keyboards
Daniel Sadownick: percussion
Skoota Warner: drums

Matisyahu: Shattered

Shattered is released on Epic Records. Release date: October 21st.

Tracks:
  1. Smash Lies
  2. So Hi So Lo
  3. Two Child One Drop
  4. I Will Be Light
Live dates:
  • 10/22 Egyptian Room at Murat Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • 10/23 The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI
  • 10/25 Mr/ Smalls Theatre, Millvale, PA
  • 10/26 Magic City Music Hall, Johnson City, NY
  • 10/28 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI
  • 10/29 Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
  • 10/30 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
  • 11/01 Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore, MD
  • 11/02 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
  • 11/03 Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, Washington, D/C/
  • 11/04 Virginia Tech University—Burruss Hall, Blacksburg, VA
  • 11/06 Norva Theater, Norfolk, VA
  • 11/08 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
  • 11/09 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
  • 11/10 House of Blues, Houston, TX
  • 11/11 Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin, TX
  • 11/13 Palladium Ballroom, Dallas, TX
  • 11/15 Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
  • 11/17 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
  • 11/18 Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
  • 11/19 Bell Memorial Union Auditorium, Chico, CA
  • 11/20 Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
  • 11/22 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
  • 11/23 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
  • 11/24 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 11/26 Harry O’s, Park City, UT
  • 11/29 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
  • 11/30 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
  • 12/06 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY
  • 12/07 Cannery, Nashville, TN
  • 12/09 Blue Note, Columbia, MO
  • 12/11 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
  • 12/14 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
  • 12/16 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON
  • 12/17 Metropolis, Montreal, QC
  • 12/18 Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
  • 12/21 Webster Hall ((w/ DJ set)) New York, NY
  • 12/22 Webster Hall ((w/ The Leevees), New York, NY
  • 12/23 Webster Hall ((w/ U Melt), New York, NY
  • 12/25 Webster Hall (w/ Easy Star All-Stars), New York, NY
  • 12/27 Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Asher Roth), Brooklyn, NY
  • 12/28 Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Assembly of Dust), Brooklyn, NY
  • 12/29 Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Little Jackie), Brooklyn, NY
  • 12/30 Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Brett Dennen), Brooklyn, NY

» matisyahuworld.com
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