Snarky Puppy Releases Groove-Oriented Album, “Immigrance”

Snarky Puppy: ImmigranceSnarky Puppy has returned with a new studio album called Immigrance. The new record lets the 19 band members let loose in places, but bassist and bandleader Michael League says their focus this time around was on the groove.

“You risk alienating people who love the big, exciting moments,” League told Rolling Stone. “But as we get older, the guys are into the idea of nice grooves and sounds, especially the farther away they get from being young! Those things appeal to you more than crazy licks. We’re more into setting up nice grooves that we like and sitting with things a bit longer.”

Hear that groove exploration on “Xavi”:

Snarky Puppy will be on tour for the rest of the year starting next month in support of the album. Immigrance is available now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Immigrance Track List:

  1. Chonks
  2. Bigly Strictness
  3. Coven
  4. Bling Bling
  5. Xavi
  6. While We’re Young
  7. Bad Kids to the Back
  8. Even Us

Snarky Puppy 2019 Tour Dates:

Feb 24UC Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA
Apr 11Club QuattroOsaka, Japan
Apr 12Club CittaKawasaki, Japan
Apr 15PowerstationAuckland, NZ
Apr 16Opera HouseWellington, NZ
Apr 18Byron Bay BluesfestByron Bay, AUS
Apr 19Byron Bay BluesfestByron Bay, AUS
Apr 21Enmore TheatreSydney, AUS
Apr 24HQ ComplexAdelaide, AUS
Apr 26The ForumMelbourne, AUS
May 10The Strand BallroomProvidence, RI
May 11The Music HallPortsmouth, NH
May 12House of BluesBoston, MA
May 14Town BallroomBuffalo, NY
May 15Roxian TheatrePittsburgh, PA
May 16Masonic ClevelandCleveland, OH
May 17The VogueIndianapolis, IN
May 18The RivieraTheatre Chicago, IL
May 19Atomic Cowboy PavillionSt. Louis, MO
May 23Pabst TheaterMilwaukee, WI
May 24OrpheumMadison, WI
May 25Palace TheatreSt. Paul, MN
May 28The ParamountSeattle, WA
May 29Roseland BallroomPortland, OR
May 30Paramount TheatreOakland, CA
May 31Orpheum TheatreLos Angeles
Jun 1House of BluesSan Diego, CA
Jun 3Brooklyn BowlLas Vegas, NV
Jun 4The CommonwealthSalt Lake City, UT
Jun 7Red Rocks AmphitheatreMorrison, CO
Jun 8Mishawaka AmphitheaterMishawaka, CO
Jun 11Kauffman Center for the Performing ArtsKansas City, MO
Jun 12Minglewood HallMemphis, TN
Jun 13Pisgah Brewing CompanyBlack Mountain, NC
Jun 14DC Jazz Festival at The AnthemWashington DC
Jun 15Brooklyn SteelBrooklyn, NY
Jun 24Vienna Jazz FestivalVienna, Austria
Jun 26Leopolis Jazz FestLviv, Ukraine
Jun 28Rock Werchter 2019Werchter, Belgium
Jul 6Love Supreme FestivalGlynde, UK
Jul 11Parco delle RoseUdine, Italy
Jul 12Anfiteatro RomanoAvella, Italy
Jul 14Arena DerthonaTortona, Italy
Jul 16Parque Marechal CarmonaCascais, Portugal
Jul 18Antiche Terme RomaneFordongianus, Italy
Jul 19Umbria Jazz / Arena Santa GiulianaPerugia, Italy
Jul 20Pori Jazz FestivalPori, Finland
Jul 23Noches del BotánicoMadrid, Spain
Oct 24Falkoner TheaterCopenhagen, Denmark
Oct 25TrainAarhus, Denmark
Oct 26Grosse FreiheitHamburg, Germany
Oct 29Columbia HalleBerlin, Germany
Oct 30E-WerkCologne, Germany
Oct 31CapitolHannover, Germany
Nov 1TivoliVredenburgUtrecht, Netherlands
Nov 4De RomaAntwerp, Belguim
Nov 11Ulster HallBelfast, Ireland
Nov 12OlympiaDublin, Ireland
Nov 18Zenith ClubNantes, France
Nov 19Le ZenithToulouse, France
Nov 20Cenon Le Rocher de PalmerBordeaux, France
Nov 22Salle PleyelParis, France
Nov 23Théâtre Municipal Raymond DevosTourcoing, France
Nov 25RockhalLuxembourg City, Luxembourg
Nov 26BatschkappFrankfurt, Germany
Nov 27MuffathalleMunich, Germany
Nov 28Volkshaus ZürichZurich, Switzerland
Nov 29Im WizemannStuttgart, Germany
Nov 30LöwensaalNuremberg, Germany

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