As we find ourselves inching towards the light at the end of this pandemic, of course still hurdling over omicron, many shows have returned to in-person performances. Yet, Consider the Source will return back to a live stream performance for the debut of their album to cater to their worldwide fanbase on December 15 at 8pm EST.
Choosing a single city to debut the album would be selfish to Sourcerors from all over the world, we should consider ourselves lucky to hear the entirety of Hybrid Vol. 1 | Such As A Mule two full days before its official release. The stream will involve a unique collection of acoustic and electric instruments used on the album in a beautiful church converted venue, 5 Points Music Sanctuary in Roanoke, VA. A new single from the album will also be available this Friday December 5th.
What started as just one tour has led to a total of 15 years of traveling the globe sharing their unique style in hard to reach places evolving with a multitude of new diverse sounds gathered from each country visited. Today, CTS’ music is defined as soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, but this December 17th we may hear styles from beyond where their tour has taken them to Germany, Israel, Turkey, and India. Because CTS may never subject themselves to the status-quo, this makes the band that much more intriguing where each record serves us something different every time.
Their true roots grew from the underbelly of NYC performing improvisational heavy sets. Judging from the sixth studio release You Are Literally a Metaphor or even considering the first two singles on the album “There Was Time Now” and “Rock, Flag, Eagle” their unbelievable releases are only a faint whisper of what this album can amount to. The album brings the full CTS exploration, with an additional host of instruments – Uyghur Dutar, Banjo Bass, Dabuka, Dombra, Ukulele Bass, Djembe and more. Cultural fusion might be a good descriptor for CTS, but in the end falls short in describing the power and creativity at play here.
12.02 Putnam Place – Saratoga Springs, NY *
12.03 State Theater – Portland, ME
12.04 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
12.05 Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT
12.09 Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY *
12.10 Brooklyn Made – Brooklyn, NY *
12.11 Sinclair – Boston, MA
12.12 Gateway City Arts – Holyoke, MA
12.15 Special Hybrid Album Release Live Stream
* Supporting Moon Hooch
Buy tickets Here, $12 in advance and $15 day of show.