New Orleans-based funk outfit Galactic recently announced a new album, Already Ready Already, due out on Friday, February 8th via Tchoup-Zilla Records.

On the heels of their recently announced purchase of New Orleans’ legendary Tipitina’s nightclub, Galactic has shared the lead single “Clap Your Hands (featuring Miss Charm Taylor)”, off of their forthcoming studio effort.

Produced by the band’s Robert Mercurio and Ben Ellman, Galactic’s 10th studio LP features guest appearances from Princess Shaw, Miss Charm Taylor, David Shaw, Nahko, Erica Falls, and Boyfriend. Already Ready Already sees Galactic taking a contemporary approach towards their own progressive sound, connecting elements of modern rhythms and electronic instrumentation.

Luckily for fans, the recent recording sessions that yielded Already Ready Already generated enough material for another LP due later in 2019, one which Ellman describes as “possibly more of a throwback thing” but will almost certainly morph into something new and wonderful via Galactic’s evolutionary musical vision.

“I’ve never been able to put a label on what we do,” Ellman says. “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 “Clap Your Hands” featuring Miss Charm Taylor below:

Galactic ft. Miss Charm Taylor – “Clap Your Hands”

[Audio: GalacticYakamay]

Head here to pre-order your copy of Already Ready Already.

For tickets and more information on Galactic’s upcoming tour and album, head to the band’s website here.

Galactic 2019 Winter Tour Dates:

2.07 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*
2.08 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore*
2.09 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel*
2.10 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse
2.11 – Albany, NY – Jupiter Hall
2.13 – Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
2.14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
2.15 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
2.16 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
2.17 – Blacksburg, VA – Lyric Theatre
3.15 – Frisco, CO – 10 Mile Music Hall
3.16 – Frisco, CO – 10 Mile Music Hall
3.17 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House
3.18 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House
3.20 – Victor, ID – Knotty Pine
3.21 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
3.22 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
3.23 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
3.24 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club
3.26 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
3.27 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre
3.28 – Solana Beach, CA – Bell Up Tavern

* w/ The Motet