Today, acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas unveil a remix of their previously released track “Black Folk” with additional verses from Kota the Friend, Rapsody, Orleans Big, Dee-1 and Alex Isley. Listen to the track HERE.
Of the remix, Tank states that the song is, "FOR THE CULTURE."
Additionally, the band will be playing several festivals this fall as well as four nights at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club in November. See below for a complete tour routing.
Most recently, the band’s third studio album, Red Balloon, received a nomination for “Best Progressive R&B Album” at the 2023 Grammy Awards. This milestone follows the band’s “Best New Artist” nomination in 2020.
The album is available on the artist store including an exclusive ‘Black Folk’ t-shirt HERE.
Red Balloon was released last May on Verve Records to widespread critical praise. Predominantly produced by Tank and the Bangas, the 16-track album includes contributions from Big Freedia, Alex Isley, Masego, Lalah Hathaway, Jacob Collier, Questlove, Trombone Shorty, Jamison Ross, The Ton3s, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Wayne Brady. The latest work has evolved and pushes the band to a new level, shedding light on their unique observations and songwriting reflecting on the ills of America, while also celebrating the beauty of Black life.
New Orleans-based Tank and the Bangas rose to prominence in 2017 following their unanimous NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest victory. In 2019, the band released their major label debut, Green Balloon, on Verve Forecast to widespread critical praise.
Throughout their career, the group has performed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Austin City Limits” and “The Today Show.” Tank and The Bangas have toured non-stop, selling out venues both stateside and abroad including festival appearances at Coachella, Glastonbury, Bonnaroo and the Newport Jazz Festival.