Tuareg rockers Imarhan have shared a pair of new singles, "Tadalat" and its English interpretation "The Distance." The latter features Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys, who says, "We recorded it for fun at the end of a session, live at the band’s Aboogi studio in the desert. Sonically, I think it channels the desolation of the desert well—with very little common language beyond music, my interpretation was based more on feeling than an attempt at direct translation. 'The distance is long—the longing is longer.'”

"Tadalat" is a b-side to Imarhan's great 2022 album Aboogi. The band say, "'Tadalat' is a simple love song. From as far as you are you will see the green, the monsoon arrives and you will dive into the waiting, here you are, here is the longing dive…" Listen to both "Tadalat" and "The Distance" below.

In addition to the singles, Imarhan have announced fall North American shows, their first since 2018. The dates follow their appearance at Desert Daze, with stops in Seattle, Portland, Santa Fe, Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto, Amherst, Brooklyn, Austin, Los Angeles, and more. Ahead of that, they have shows in Europe and the UK in August, including London with Gruff Rhys. See all dates below.

The Brooklyn show is on October 21 at the Sultan Room, and also features Jonathan Toubin's NY Night Train. Tickets are on sale now.

Imarhan tour 2022

Aug 18 London, UK – MOTH Club*
Aug 25 Amsterdam, NL– Paradiso
Aug 26 Brussels, BE – Koekelberg Plazey
Aug 28 Saint Cloud, FR – Rock en Seine 2022
Sep 30 Lake Perris, CA – Desert Daze 2022
Oct 03 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
Oct 04 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Oct 07 Santa Fe, NM – Tumbleroot
Oct 08 Taos, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing
Oct 09 Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque Folk Festival
Oct 11 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
Oct 12 Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk
Oct 13 Indianapolis, IN – Square Cat Vinyl
Oct 14 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
Oct 15 Toronto, ON – Revival
Oct 16 Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz
Oct 19 Portsmouth, NH – The Press Room
Oct 20 Amherst, MA – The Drake
Oct 21 Brooklyn, NY – Sultan Room
Oct 24 Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor
Oct 25 Asheville, NC – Gray Eagle
Oct 27 Austin, TX – Levitation Festival
Oct 29 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
Oct 30 Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
* w/ Gruff Rhys

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