The eternally badass Toureg desert-blues band Tinariwen is set to follow up their 2011 album Tassili early next year with the just-announced new album Emmaar. To escape the political chaos of their native Mali, the nomadic members of the band recorded the album in Joshua Tree National Park, possibly the best possible non-African location for a band like this to operate. The video for first single “Toumast Tincha (The People Have Been Sold Out)” is full of dunes and desert shrubs zipping past car windows, presumably a familiar sight for these guys. Watch it below.
Emmaar is out 2/11 on Anti-.