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THE CONGOS to release new ‘collaborative’ album and film

Legendary Jamaican band THE CONGOS have teamed up with US psychedelic musicians SUN ARAW and M. GEDDES GENGRAS on new album Icon Give Thank.

The ‘collaborative’ album will be released as the latest in NY label RVNG's FRKWYS series, which pairs up current artists with their predecessors and inspirations.

Here’s “Happy Song” from the upcoming album:

Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, & The Congos - Happy Song by RVNG Intl.

The tracklisting is as follows:

  1. New Binghi
  2. Happy Song
  3. Food Clothing and Shelter
  4. Sunshine
  5. Jungle
  6. Invocation
  7. Thanks and Praise
The musicians were filmed at the Lion's Den studio in St Catherine, Jamaica, by Tony Lowe and Sam Fleischner as they recorded the album. Icon Give Thank will be released alongside the documentary film, 'Icon Eye' on 10 April.

Here’s a teaser clip from 'Icon Eye':

ICON EYE (teaser) from RVNG Intl. on Vimeo.

Since reuniting in 2006 THE CONGOS have worked again with LEE PERRY on their 2009 album Back In The Black Ark and in 2011 with Belgian band PURA VIDA.