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Indian Yard

Ya Tseen

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1.1
Knives (feat. Portugal. The Man)
Ya Tseen; Portugal. The Man
4:28
1.2
Light the Torch
Ya Tseen
3:16
1.3
Born into Rain (feat. rum.gold & Tunia)
Ya Tseen; Tunia; rum.gold
4:11
1.4
At Tunagi
Ya Tseen
2:17
1.5
Get Yourself Together
Ya Tseen
3:30
1.6
Close the Distance  EXPLICIT
Ya Tseen
3:46
1.7
We Just Sit and Smile Here in Silence
Ya Tseen
3:13
1.8
A Feeling Undefined (feat. Nick Hakim & Iska Dhaaf)
Ya Tseen; Iska Dhaaf; Nick Hakim
3:54
1.9
Synthetic Gods (feat. Shabazz Palaces & Stas THEE Boss)  EXPLICIT
Ya Tseen; Shabazz Palaces; Stas THEE Boss
3:41
1.10
Gently to the Sun (feat. Tay Sean)  EXPLICIT
Ya Tseen; Tay Sean
5:57
1.11
Back in That Time (feat. Qacung)
Ya Tseen; Qacung
2:15
Total Playing Time    40:28
Nicholas Galanin is one of the most vital voices in contemporary art. Born in Sheet’ka (Sitka, Alaska), Galanin is Tlingit and Unangax̂; he creates from his perspective as an Indigenous man. His work calls for an accounting of the damages done to land and life by unfettered capitalism while envisioning and advocating alternate possibilities. His work spans sculpture, video, installation, photography, jewelry and music; advocating Indigenous sovereignty, racial, social and environmental justice, for present, and future generations. His debut as Ya Tseen (“be alive,” and a reference to his Tlingit name Yeil Ya Tseen) is Indian Yard, his first album for Sub Pop. Rich with emotional range and sharp awareness, Indian Yard explores love, desire, frustration, pain, revolution, and connection through the magnetic expressions of an Indigenous mind. The lusty electro-soul cascade of “Close the Distance,” the lithe funk frolic of “Get Yourself Together,” the insistent weight of “Back in That Time,” sung in Yupik: These 11 tracks put Galanin, Ya Tseen, and Indigenous art at large in a current musical conversation with the likes of Moses Sumney and TV on the Radio, FKA Twigs and James Blake. Indian Yard is a profound record of liberation and an implicit act of protest, making its case by facing the intersection of past, present, and future realities. In a nod to Sun Ra, “Gently To The Sun” mentions “meds for a nightmare”—an apt description for a record that offers a much-needed antidote for what now ails us personally and universally.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Sub Pop Records Studio Masters

Tracks 1, 3-5, 10, 11 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 48 kHz / 24-bit

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