Exciting news from London’s The Very Best; their debut record will be coming in 2009. The group, formed by DJs/producers Radioclit and Malawi-born vocalist Esau Mwamwaya, have been sitting on the completed album since last year and had to deal with some sample clearance issues, but it seems that all is well now. Warm Heart of Africa, named for a phrase often used to describe Malawi and their hospitable countrymen and women, will feature guest spots from M.I.A. and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and comes out in the fall on Green Owl.
You can stream “Ntende Uli” from the album down below.
July 16 — Los Angeles, CA — The Echoplex
July 17 — San Francisco, CA — Mighty
July 18 — New York, NY — Le Poisson Rouge
July 19 — Chicago, IL — Pitchfork Music Festival