Posted in music | tour dates on September 30, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit - The Very Best Mixtape (ZIP)
DOWNLOAD: The Very Best - Warm Heart Of Africa (w/ Ezra Koenig) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa (Metronomy remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa (Architecture in Helsinki rmx) (MP3)

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The Very Best

The Very Best ("European production duo Radioclit and Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya") are holding a remix contest for their song "Julia." It's the seventh track on their debut full-length, Warm Heart of Africa, which is out now digitally and out on CD October 6th on Green Owl Records. The raw files are hosted HERE and you can send your submission to tvbrmxcomp@gmail.com. Brooklyn's Javelin remixed the song, and you can check out their version on Green Owl's site.

The Very Best will play Green Owl's CMJ showcase on October 21st at (Le) Poisson Rouge. They share a bill with Theophilus London, Violens, Grandchildren, Ninjasonik and Nat Geo Music. Tickets are on sale, or you can try and get in with your CMJ badge.

Violens are also playing a CMJ showcase at Bowery Ballroom on October 24th.

Ninjasonik just posted a small tribute to Beau Velasco of TheDeathSet who recently passed away. "NY ceremonies for Beau will be this Fri & Sat". Stay tuned for more details.

Following their CMJ show, The Very Best has a short string of dates around North America. Album art, tracklist and all tour dates are below...

The Very Best
Warm Heart of Africa tracklist
1. Yalira
2. Chalo
3. Warm Heart Of Africa (Featuring Ezra Koenig)
4. Mwazi
5. Nsokoto
6. Angonde
7. Julia
8. Mfumu
9. Ntdende Uli
10. Rain Dance (Featuring M.I.A.)
11. Kamphopo
12. Kada Manja
13. Zam'dziko

The Very Best - 2009 Tour Dates
Oct 02 Dj Set @ Secousse (notting hill arts club) London
Oct 18 Lake Of Stars Festival near by the beaach!
Oct 21 CMJ Showcase @ Le Poisson Rouge NYC New York
Oct 23 103 Harriet - San Fran SAN FRANCISCO
Oct 24 LOS ANGELES Echoplex W/ Kid Sister L.A
Oct 29 Bottom Lounge - Chicago CHICAGO
Oct 30 WRONGBAR - Toronto Toronto
Nov 01 Great Scott - Boston Boston
Nov 02 DC9 - Wash, DC WASHINGTON
Nov 03 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia Philadelphia
Nov 06 Dj Set @ Secousse (notting hill arts club) London
Dec 04 Dj Set @ Secousse (notting hill arts club) London

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Comments (7)

The really are the very best.
I was watching them as the lips were closing p4k fest.

They were so good, certainly going to try and see them at LPR.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 12:15 PM

great, another world music band i have to pretend to like because all my friends do. Thanks Pitchfork!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 12:26 PM

12:26 Why do you feel like you "have to pretend"?
(not dissing you)
I'm sure you are cool just the way you are.

Thanks for the info! I am very psyched for this show and for the stem files for remixing!

Posted by Burg | September 30, 2009 2:10 PM

They're playing Cleveland too....secret show!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 5:58 PM

douches "pretend"

Posted by nick | October 1, 2009 12:33 AM

great, another world music band i have to pretend to like because all my friends do. Thanks Pitchfork!

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Posted by lv | October 17, 2009 9:23 PM

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