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.

(via GvsB)

Warm Heart Of Africa is out this fall via Green Owl. Hear more at MySpace. See them live at:

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…

The Very Best – Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit Are The Very Best (.zip)

Comments (6)
  1. Everything is faster  |   Posted on Jun 18th, 2009 0

    Ezra Koenig is rapidly becoming the Sting of the new millenia.

  2. This really is great. I’ve listened to it about 500 times.

    This is not just a summer song… it’s a song for summer.

    And I’m in love with summer. And Africa. And The Smiths.

    “To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die…”

  3. Pop music is not a crime and that’s why I have fallen in love with this song.

  4. i quite liked the earlier mixtape, but my enjoyment of this track is spoiled by my love for the incredible song it samples/interpolates, “Guitar Boy” by Sir Victor Uwaifo.

  5. the night ear man  |   Posted on Jul 18th, 2009 0

    I hear Ezra will be performing tonight with Esau at LPR…

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