Balkan Beat Box are returning this March for select tour dates including a Webster Hall show on March 17th. You can catch Balkan Beat Box this March with Delhi 2 Dublin opening and special guests for the East Coast leg, DJ Joro Boro and DJ Who Am I!
Influenced by the polarizing experience of being new fathers in a world recently made chaotic by economic protests in Europe, Israel, Arab countries, and the Occupy Movement in the United States, Balkan Beat Box released, Give – their most musically intense and lyrically explosive album yet. Like all great protest music, the record is equal parts angry and hopeful, and a commentary for the world today.
Brimming over with handcrafted beats and samples, Give yields up BBB’s the most textured sonic palette of their career. “This is our most hardcore album so far,” says Tamir Muskat. “Definitely musically — there’s more of a harder-edged, electronic sound. The songs and their subjects are also kind of darker and more political.”
For the uninitiated, Balkan Beat Box first burst out of New York City’s underground music scene in 2005, with a self-titled debut that introduced the world to their Mediterranean-inflected, globalized electronica sound. Founded by Israeli-born ex-pats Ori Kaplan (ex-Gogol Bordello), Tamir Muskat (ex-Firewater), the band built their reputation on explosive live shows, becoming an audience favorite and a critic’s darling. BBB soon added frequent collaborator Tomer Yosef as frontman — his wild onstage energy galvanizing live audiences ever since.
3/14 Boston, MA – Paradise
3/15 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
3/16 N. Adams, MA – MASS MOCA
3/17 New York, NY – Webster Hall
3/19 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
3/20 Philadelphia, PA – Blockley
3/22 Phoenix, AZ – McDowell Mtn Fest
3/23 Denver, CO – Summit Music Fest
For more information, please visit http://www.balkanbeatbox.com