Thievery Corporation’s fifth album, “Radio Retaliation,” will emerge Sept. 23 on CD via the duo’s own ESL Music, with a digital release scheduled for two weeks earlier.
That version will include the bonus track “Philosopher’s Stone” through Sept. 23. Among the album’s guests are world music all-stars Femi Kuti, Seu Jorge, Anushka Shankar and Jana Andevska, as well as Go-Go pioneer Chuck Brown.
Group member Rob Garza says the project is a “more overt political statement,” with colleague Eric Hilton adding that it’s “about an exodus of conscious people who are willing to acknowledge something is wrong with the ‘official version’ in news and culture.”
Thievery Corporation will embark on an international tour with a 15-strong backing band, with dates set to begin Oct. 10 in Greece.
“Radio Retaliation” is the follow-up to 2005’s “The Cosmic Game,” which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Electronic Albums chart and has sold 151,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.