Premieres \

Yonatan Gat Travels the Globe in the Dynamic Guitar-Showcase ‘North To South’

The former Monotonix guitarist's frantic new song has lyrics in three languages

Yonatan Gat’s latest track from his upcoming release Director is hard to classify. Even from just a casual listen you can tell that “North to South” draws on a lot of different influences — there are hints of a Middle Eastern melody, a dash of a surf groove, and a bit of blues riffing for good measure. As if that weren’t enough, the distant-sounding lyrics come in three languages; English, Portuguese, and the backing vocals are in Hebrew. Yet the former Monotonix guitarist’s work is by no means a hodgepodge or culture clash. It’s a high-energy foot-tapping ride from start to finish. It’s less of a trip around the world with defined individual stops and more of a delightful, non-stop blur using the best influences all at once. Stream it below, and check out Director when it comes out on March 3. You can also find his tour dates below.

Yonatan Gat tour dates:

March 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (Record Release)

March 4 – Charlottesville, VA @ Tea Bazaar
March 5 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt *
March 6 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
March 7 – Washington, DC @ Club 9:30 *
March 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
March 9 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s * ^
March 10 – Boston, MA @ Paradise * ^
March 11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
March 16 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
March 17 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
March 18 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown * ^
March 19 through 21 – SXSW
March 22 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
March 23 – Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room 
March 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
March 25 – San Diego, CA @ Hideout
March 26 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
March 27 – Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
March 28 – Oakland, CA @ Night Light
April 1 – Portland, OR @ The Know
April 3 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon &
April 4 – Boise, ID @ Neurolox
April 5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
April 6 – Denver, CO @ Glob
April 7 – Lincoln, NE @ Vega
April 8 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
April 9 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
April 10 – Sudbury, ON @ Townehouse
April 11 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar
April 12 – Hamilton, ON @ This Is Hollywood