Waiting For My
[BossTon Communications; 04/12/2011]
MuthaWit Releases "Waiting For My ..." Ahead Of New Album
New York’s MuthaWit is a multicultural/multitalented musical collective that has been led by composer Boston Fielder since 1989. The group’s sound runs from jazz experimentation, to avant garde musical theater, to indie rock.
Their latest album, men & women (la Revenge de Uncle Baldy), is a complex brew of African-American musical traditions (basically, all of them), pop, and classical arrangements. It’s done in a way that reveals the connections between supposedly disparate elements like the blues and, say, minimalist composers. Fans of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group and TV on the Radio die-hards will want to pick this disk up. Actually, this one’s for anyone who thinks getting an intellectual and spiritual challenge from a recording is money well spent.
Men & women comes out April 20, but the band has put out “Waiting For My …” as a single from the album. If post-punk soul is a genre, then that’s what Muthawit is doing on this track. It sounds like Sam Cooke is collaborating with The English Beat, only they’ve been heavily influenced by TV on the Radio. You don’t know whether you want to rock out or slow dance. While you’re sorting yourself out about that, it’s still very nice in the headphones. Try it.
“Waiting For My …” – MuthaWit