Earlier today we posted a link to “Ntende Uli,” the first single Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit’s post-mixtape debut full-length Warm Heart of Africa. A few hours later, here’s the album’s title track, featuring Ezra Koenig. Of course Koenig and his band’s interest in African music (and people who like African music) is well known. If you recall Esau’s reworking of “‘Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa,” the association should make extra sense. The results? Good balm on another rainy rainy rainy day, warm heart of the Upper West Side.
- The Very Best (Feat. Ezra Koenig) – “Warm Heart Of Africa”Download
07/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
07/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Mighty
07/18 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
07/19 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
And, if you don’t have that mixtape yet…