Escort are back, and they're gonna fight for your right to party. New York's premier modern disco ensemble returns with new single "Barbarians," out June 25 via Escort Records, and it's a righteous blast of expertly engineered soul, funk, and, yes, disco — Daft Punk fans just getting into the stuff would do well to make Escort their next checkpoint. "Stand up, stand up / Bang your drum," lead vocal chameleon Adeline Michèle belts, and the 17-piece band snaps right to attention. They already know she wants more cowbell, so she doesn't have to ask.
Escort will hit the road for a handful of U.S. and international dates this summer. "Barbarians" marks their first release since last year's Escort Remixed, and their first all-new material since their SPIN Essential debut.
Escort's "Barbarians" single track list:
2. "Barbarians (CSS Remix)"
3. "Barbarians (Rance Muhammitz Remix)"
4. "Barbarians (Extended Dub)"
Escort tour dates:
May 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 14 - Chicago, IL @ Taste of Randolph Street
June 15 - Chicago, IL @ The Hideout, Chicago (DJ Set)
July 19 - Linz, Austria @ Castle Clam
July 20 - Vienna, Austria @ Nova Jazz & Blues Night
July 21 - Oeiras Portugal @ Cool Jazz Fest
July 26 - Toronto, CA, Toronto's Festival of Beer w/De La Soul
August 9 - Claverlack, NY @ The Big Up Festival
August 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Check Yo Ponytail, The Echoplex