Today, New Orleans favorites Galactic have released their latest studio album, Already Ready Already, via Tchoup-Zilla Records. Produced by the band’s own Robert Mercurio and Ben Ellman, Already Ready Already marks Galactic’s 10th studio LP. In addition to featuring Erica Falls, the new album welcomes guest appearances from Princess Shaw, Miss Charm Taylor, David Shaw (The Revivalists), Nahko, and Boyfriend. Already Ready Already hears Galactic taking a more contemporary approach, connecting elements of modern rhythms and electronic instrumentation with their Crescent City funk roots.
“Trust me, I loved having Macy Gray and Mavis Staples on our last record,” Mercurio said of their latest release. “It was an honor to work with them. But there’s something fun about making music with someone not everybody has heard of and end up getting a great reaction to it. There are no preconceived thoughts as to what the song should be like because the listener doesn’t know the artist as well.”
Luckily for fans, the recent recording sessions that yielded Already Ready Already generated enough material for another LP which is due out later in 2019, one which Ellman described in the album’s announcement as, “possibly more of a throwback thing,” but which will almost certainly morph into something new and wonderful via Galactic’s evolutionary musical vision.
Ellman also noted, “I’ve never been able to put a label on what we do. I could say it’s funk or I could say it’s R&B or jazz or whatever else, but really, it’s all of that.” Added Robert Mercurio, “It’s not that we’re always trying to push boundaries, but we definitely take influence from our hometown and try to do something new with it. We tour all around the world and we’re exposed to tons of elements that filter their way into our consciousness and come out through our music.”
Listen to Galactic’s new album Already Ready Already below:
Galactic – Already Ready Already
For tickets and a full list of Galactic’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.