Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation CD

Thievery Corporation, comprised of the highly regarded DJ and production duo Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, are best known for fusing a vast array of cultural influences in their music. This record takes their trademark "outernational" aesthetic to the next level with inspiration from sounds from Jamaica, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The album was recorded in the band's hometown of Washington, DC and the vibe is decidedly political, which is no surprise given the high profile presidential campaign happening this year.

"Radio Retaliation is definitely a more overt political statement," says Garza of Thievery Corporation. "There's no excuse for not speaking out at this point, with the suspension of habeas corpus, outsourced torture, illegal wars of aggression, fuel, food, and economic crises. It's hard to close your eyes and sleep while the world is burning around you. If you are an artist, this is the most essential time to speak up."

With Radio Retaliation Thievery Corporation raise the bar with a new cast of musical collaborators including Nigeria's afro-beat heir Femi Kuti, Brazilian star vocalist and guitarist Seu Jorge, Indian sitar virtuoso Anushka Shankar, Slovakian chanteuse and violinist Jana Andevska, and Washington DC's own go-go originator Chuck Brown. Also returning are long time co-conspirators Sleepy Wonder, LouLou, Notch, Zee, and Verny Varela.

1. Sound The Alarm 3:41 mp3 sample
2. Mandala 4:00 mp3 sample
3. Radio Retaliation 3:26 mp3 sample
4. Vampires 4:57 mp3 sample
5. Hare Krisna 3:35 mp3 sample
6. El Pueblo Unido 3:29 mp3 sample
7. (The Forgotten People) 3:47 mp3 sample
8. 33 Degree 3:10 mp3 sample
9. Beautiful Drug 3:27
10. La Femme Parallel 4:29
11. Retaliation Suite 2:53
12. The Numbers Game 3:03
13. The Shining Path 3:38
14. Blasting Through the City 3:33
15. Sweet Tides 4:48

Released Sept. 23, 2008