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Immigrance

Immigrance, the new Snarky Puppy studio album, is all about movement. “The idea here is that everything is fluid, that everything is always moving and that we’re all in a constant state of immigration,” explains Michael League.

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Bonus Track, "Chrysalis," Available Now

Bob Reynolds - ”Chrysalis” was born out of frustration. In the weeks leading up to recording Immigrance, I was trying to write a song to contribute. It wasn't going well. The day before leaving I still had nothing I liked.

In the same weeks all this "writing" was going on, my kids were tending to a butterfly garden in our backyard. If you've never seen one (I hadn't), it's incredible. You watch caterpillars become butterflies in the span of a couple of weeks.

But the most magical part of the transformation is invisible to the outside world. It occurs inside a hard skin called a chrysalis.

It seemed an appropriate metaphor for the experience of composing music. Lots of internal work the world never sees and at the end, if you're lucky, a song emerges. The contrasting sections and modulations in "Chrysalis" reminded me of that metamorphosis. My own as well as the butterflies.

Our song is available now on all digital platforms: https://orcd.co/chrysalis

P.S. We released our butterflies the same day I wrote the song.


First Immigrance Bonus Track, "Embossed," Out Now

Michael League Plays Music - Surprise! We have previously unreleased bonus tracks from the "Immigrance" sessions for you. Here's the first, from the mighty compositional pen of keyboardist Bill Laurance.

Bill Laurance - Embossed is a reaction to the social, political and environmental anxiety of the times. Its a musical call to arms, asking the listener to engage both as an individual and as a member of larger movements for change.

Below is our performance of Embossed live from Melbourne just a few hours ago.

Listen to "Embossed" on the platform of your choice here
 https://orcd.co/embossed


Justin Stanton Announces Debut Solo Album, "Secret Place"

Justin Stanton announced today that he will be releasing his solo debut album, “Secret Place” on May 3rd through GroundUP Music!

The album features Robert Sput Searight, Maz, Mark Lettieri, Melany Watson, and Domenica Fossati. Mixed by Nic Hard.

Tune in to Highbreedmusic - The Artists That Artists Love on 4/4 where he’ll be talking with Snarky Puppy cohort Maz about his record, as well as premiering the video to “What Do You Want,” the first single of the album.


"Immigrance" Is Here!

It's heeeeeeere! "Immigrance" is now out worldwide (Japan, we got you on April 3) digitally and on CD with vinyls shipping out next Friday. A lot of people put a lot of love into making this album, and I hope you feel it. Big shout out to Zeycan Alkis and Amalia Drewes for their work on the art and layout, Nic Hard and Dave McNair on making it sound pretty, Stella K for running the cameras, Rosanna Freedman for handling all the ugly details, the whole Sonic Ranch posse for their hard work and beautiful space, Mike Chadwick and Sue Handley for managing it all, and last but certainly not least, the dudes who wrote and played their little tukkies off for ten days on the Texican border. 


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Liner Notes

Tour Dates


"Bad Kids To The Back" Premieres On Rolling Stone

In an obvious departure from the live-in-the-studio video format we've used for so many years, we asked the great French animator Michaël Alcaras to cook up something weird for us. Using studio footage from the Immigrance sessions on the Texas/Mexico border at Sonic Ranch Recording Studio (shot by Stella K), I'd say he succeeded. Special shout out to rollerblades, eyeball lasers, drum trades, Kubrick, and cows in space. Enjoy our second single “Bad Kids To The Back” written by Justin Stanton.

-Michael League


Check out the premiere here!


Pre-order "Immigrance" here!




Video

Bad Kids To The Back (Official Video)

The hit music video for Bad Kids To The Back, from the new album Immigrance.

Xavi (Official Audio)

"Xavi" is the fifth track on the all-new album Immigrance, available worldwide this March.

Culcha Vulcha (Official Trailer)

Trailer for the pups' ninth album, recorded in the studio at The Sonic Ranch in Texas.

The pups are going back on tour. Starting in the US in May and June. With a new record dropping this March, you won't wanna miss them when they come to your city.

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  • 1

    Chonks

    8:32
  • 2

    Bigly Strictness

    7:37
  • 3

    Coven

    6:38
  • 4

    Bling Bling

    5:55
  • 5

    Xavi

    9:31
  • 6

    While We’re Young

    2:41
  • 7

    Bad Kids To The Back

    5:45
  • 8

    Even Us

    7:43
  • (Select a track)
  • 1

    Tarova

    3:39
  • 2

    Semente

    7:11
  • 3

    Gemini

    5:15
  • 4

    Grown Folks

    7:57
  • 5

    Beep Box

    4:01
  • 6

    8:53
  • 7

    The Simple Life

    4:01
  • 8

    Palermo

    6:37
  • 9

    The Big Ugly

    9:09
  • (Select a track)
  • 1

    I Asked (featuring Becca Stevens & Väsen)

    6:54
  • 2

    Molino Molero (featuring Susana Baca & Charlie Hunter)

    5:30
  • 3

    Liquid Love (featuring Chris Turner)

    6:36
  • 4

    Soro (Afriki) (featuring Salif Keita, Carlos Malta, & Bernardo Aguiar)

    8:17
  • 5

    Sing to the Moon (featuring Laura Mvula & Michelle Willis)

    5:51
  • 6

    Don't You Know (featuring Jacob Collier & Big Ed Lee)

    10:44
  • 7

    I Remember (featuring Knower & Jeff Coffin)

    6:34
  • 8

    Somebody Home (featuring David Crosby)

    6:30
  • (Select a track)

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Jazz + Funk + World + Soul + Pop


Snarky Puppy is truly a different kind of musical animal.

The once Texan, now New York-based quasi-collective Snarky Puppy has gone from the best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Although still "underground" in many respects, the band earned its first Grammy Award in early 2014 (for Best R&B Performance), followed by two more in the subsequent years, and has earned high praise from critical stalwarts like the BBC, Village Voice, The Guardian, New York Times, and Washington Post, as well as the world’s most respected musicians, from Pat Metheny to Prince. Since 2014, their albums have topped Billboard Jazz, Billboard Contemporary Jazz, Billboard Heatseeker, and iTunes Jazz charts. The band has always used live performance as its chief form of evangelism, and over the last 8 years has maintained a more intense tour schedule than almost any band in the idiom with over 1,200 performances.