Irreversible Entanglements share “Protect Your Light,” the title track/visualizer from their new album, Protect Your Light, out today on the legendary Impulse! Records. Over the course of Protect Your Light, Irreversible Entanglements —poet/vocalist Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother), bassist Luke Stewart, saxophonist Keir Neuringer, drummer Tcheser Holmes, and trumpeter Aquiles Navarro unite to deliver an unconditional statement of intent and rhythm. Those dance-rhythms emanate from “Protect Your Light,” which is based on a riff from Navarro, and which the album’s liner notes (written by Washington, DC poet, historian, and alter-destiny prophet Thomas Stanley) say are charged with “the triumphant swagger of a Haitian rara band” and a myriad of Carnival-ing voices.
“‘Protect Your Light’ is a celebratory evocation of communal gathering as spontaneous parade,” says the band. “It is also a sound amulet, the proper way to deploy it is to be with the people.”
Irreversible Entanglements will celebrate the release of Protect Your Light with a string of performances this weekend. Tonight, they’ll play Hopscotch Music Festival at Raleigh, NC before heading north for special performances at Hudson’s Basilica SoundScape on Saturday and Philadelphia’s Solar Myth on Sunday. A full list of tour dates is below with tickets on sale now.
Irreversible Entanglements Tour Dates:
Fri. Sept. 8 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
Sat. Sept. 9 – Hudson, NY @ Basilica SoundScape Presents
Sun. Sep. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Solar Myth
Sat. Nov. 4 – Berlin, DE @ Jazzfest Berlin
Mon. Nov. 6 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
Fri. Nov. 10 – Paris, FR @ Festival d’Automne à Paris
Sat. Nov. 11 – Rotterdam, NL @ LantarenVenster
Sun. Nov. 12 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
Tue. Nov. 14 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans
Wed. Nov. 15 – London, UK @ EFG London Jazz Festival