Tank and The Bangas Release New Single “Spaceships,” Breaking Down Genre and Injecting Their Signature Poetics

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Tank and The Bangas Release New Single “Spaceships,” Breaking Down Genre and Injecting Their Signature Poetics

Tank and The Bangas just released their latest single “Spaceships,” which will appear on their forthcoming album due out in 2019.

The New Orleans-based fivesome are celebrated for their expertise in seamlessly defying genre, combining hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul and R&B with slam poetry in all their work. Most recently, Tank and the Bangas unanimously won NPR’s Tiny Desk contest with their single “Quick,” released in 2017.

There’s more new music to come as Tank and The Bangas work on the follow-up to their debut album, 2013’s Think Tank. In the meantime, jam out to “Spaceships” below and watch the group perform the then-unreleased track in the Paste Studio last September.

Tarriona “Tank” Ball (lead vocalist, songwriter), Norman Spence (synth keys, bass), Merell Burkett (keyboards), Joshua Johnson (drums) and Albert Allenback (alto saxophone, flute) will also be touring around North American this fall. The shows—alongside co-headliner Big Freedia and featuring Naughty Professor—include stops in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and more. For a full list of tour dates, keep scrolling.

Tank and The Bangas Tour Dates:

October
18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
19 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
20 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of Living Arts
21 – New York, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
23 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
25 – Toronto, Canada @ Danforth Music Hall
26 – Chicago, Ill. @ Concord Music Hall
28 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
30 – Maquoketa, Iowa @ Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
31 – Kansas City, Mo. @ The Truman

November
02 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
03 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot
05 – Vancouver, Canada @ Commodore Ballroom
06 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune
07 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
09 – Berkeley, Calif. @ The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
10 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Regent Theater DTLA