New Release: Hiatus Kaiyote – ‘Tawk Tomahawk’ + US Tour Dates


Hiatus Kaiyote is the sound of serendipity. On their debut album Tawk Tomahawk, the band strikes the perfect note merging poetry and polyrhythms.

Singer songwriter Nai Palm was the gravitational force that crystallized the vision for Hiatus Kaiyote’s brand of future soul, and this influence is evident on the track “Nakamarra,” which references the majestic red earth that Nai Palm roamed as a child. “Lace Skull” explores what it is to be vulnerable. “To have courage to share is a powerful thing,” says Palm, and “that song lyrically was about the celebration of showing flaws and inner most vulnerability.” Q-Tip lends his voice for a collaborative verse on the track that is featured exclusively on the re-released album.

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Catch Hiatus Kaiyote at Giant Step’s SummerStage show in Central Park on August 11th, or at one of their upcoming US dates