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Devil’s Halo, the new release from Meshell Ndegeocello

Meshell Ndegeocello: Devil's HaloBassist Meshell Ndegeocello has just released Devil’s Halo through the Downtown record label. This is Ndegeocello’s eighth album to date and features live music energy, but thematically resting on loneliness and alcohol.

Ndegeocello has explained part of her muse: “I live in Hudson, N.Y., and you can walk the whole town in about 10 minutes. The unifying factor is the watering hole, and I sit and watch people.”

This album is a return to musical roots for Ndegeocello, there is no click-track or synthesized sound, just an exploration of raw music with influences ranging from The Human League to Wu Tang to Yes.

Preview and download Devil’s Halo

Devil’s Halo track list:

1. Slaughter
2. Tie one On
3. Lola
4. Hair of the Dog
5. Mass Transit
6. White Girl
7. Love You Down
8. Devil’s Halo
9. Bright Shiny Morning
10. Blood on the Curb
11. Die Young
12. Crying in Your Beer

Ndegeocello is on tour this month. Dates include:

  • Oct 7 2009 8:00P The Middle East – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 8 2009 8:00P Black Cat – Washington, Washington DC
  • Oct 15 2009 8:00P Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts – Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 16 2009 7:00P Old Town School of Folk Music – Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 16 2009 10:00P Old Town School of Folk Music – Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 18 2009 7:00P Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Oct 18 2009 9:30P Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Oct 19 2009 7:00P World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 21 2009 8:00P Boulder Theater – Boulder, Colorado
  • Oct 22 2009 8:00P El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 23 2009 8:00P The New Parish – Oakland, California
  • Oct 24 2009 9:00P The Independent – San Francisco, California
  • Oct 27 2009 7:30P The Triple Door – Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 28 2009 9:00P Nightlight Lounge – Bellingham, Washington

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