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Ibibio Sound Machine Announce New Album & Share Lead Single (Merge Records)

Doko Mien: Ibibio for “tell me,” and the title of the dazzling new album from London’s genre-bending, culture-fusing Ibibio Sound Machine. The follow-up to their Merge debut Uyai is out everywhere on March 22. The album’s title track—a song that features disco beats colliding with polyrhythm and pizzicato guitar—can be heard HERE. Check out “Tell Me (Doko Mien)” and pre-orderDoko Mien on CD, LP, and white Peak Vinyl in the Merge store or wherever you buy music.

Listen to & share Ibibio Sound Machine’s “Tell Me (Doko Mien)” now.

“Music is a universal language, but spoken language can help you think about what makes you emotional, what makes you feel certain feelings, what you want to see in the world,” says Eno Williams, frontwoman of Ibibio Sound Machine. When Williams uses both English and Ibibio—the Nigerian language from which her band’s name is derived—on Doko Mien, the group somehow produces a world of both entrancing specificity and comforting universality, a language entirely of their own.

DOKO MIEN TRACK LISTING

1 – I Need You to Be Sweet Like Sugar (Nnge Nte Suka)

2 – Wanna Come Down

3 – Tell Me (Doko Mien)

4 – I Know That You’re Thinking About Me

5 – I Will Run

6 – Just Go Forward (Ka I So)

7 – She Work Very Hard

8 – Nyak Mien

9 – Kuka

10 – Guess We Found a Way

11 – Basquiat*

Album Pre-Order: http://smarturl.it/DokoMien

*Appears on CD/digital/LP download but not on the physical LP/PV

IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE TOUR DATES

Mar 05 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2

Mar 09 Bristol, UK – Colston Hall

Mar 13 London, UK – 100 Club [SOLD OUT]

Mar 14 London, UK – 100 Club

Mar 15 Manchester, UK – YES

Mar 16 Manchester, UK – YES

Mar 18 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

Mar 20 New York, NY – Brooklyn Bowl

Mar 22 Montreal, QC – L’Astral

Mar 23 Toronto, ON – Mod Club

Mar 25 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Mar 27 Oakland, CA – New Parish

Mar 28 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

May 04 Leeds, UK – Live at Leeds

May 05 Leicester, UK – Handmade

May 24 London, UK – All Points East

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