Yeasayer’s Ahmed Gallab has an incredibly colorful back story, one that starts in Sudan before Omar El-Bashir took over and has since made stops in Provo, Boston and Ohio. Though he’s contributed to the live performances and tours of bands like Caribou and of Montreal since the age of 19 — currently, he serves as Yeasayer’s resident multi-instrumentalist — he has always been Sinkane. Though Sinkane’s new record will include contributions from the likes of Twin Shadow’s George Lewis and Yeasayer’s Ira Wolf and Mary J. Blige/Beyoncé collaborator Casey Benjamin, Gallab’s sonic ideas constitute the core of Sinkane’s sound. Download a track from his forthcoming release, Mars, after the jump.
Sinkane – “Jeeper Creeper”
Mars is out soon. Catch Ahmed on tour in Europe with Eleanor Friedberger and Caribou Vibration Ensemble this month and next. Follow him @sinkane.