The brand new 12-track album includes a trove of original recordings and remixes from the band’s Temple sessions at Gee Jam Studios in Jamaica with vocal appearances by Mr. Lif, Sitali, Racquel Jones, Natalia Clavier, LouLou Ghelichkhani, and Notch. And in true Thievery Corproation-style they blend their signature sound with classic dub, dancehall and roots vibes.
The news arrives through the release of the official music video for the album’s first single ‘Voyage Libre’ directed by Tina Rivera. The journey to the ‘Treasures from the Temple’ begins by wandering through Thievery vocalist LouLou Ghelichkhani’s psyche in a surreal monochromatic visualization of emotional space.
How many highly successful musical artists do you know that have thrived for 20 years without a radio hit, a big budget video, or major label backing? Moreover, have managed to do high-profile TV appearances, own and operate their own independent label since day one, sell several million albums and continue to expand their fan base across the globe each year. They’ve collaborated with such uniquely famed artists David Byrne, Perry Farrell, The Flaming Lips, Anushka Shankar, Femi Kuti, Seu Jorge, Bebel Gilberto, and been featured on major film soundtracks such as Garden State. They’ve headlined top music festivals, such as Coachella and Lollapalooza, and have influenced a whole generation of electronic producers and DJs. If you add these elements together, you can arrive at only one conclusion: Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, aka: Thievery Corporation.
Treasures from the Temple
1. San San Rock
2. History ft. Mr. Lif & Sitali
3. Music to Make You Stagger
4. Letter to The Editor ft. Racquel Jones (Thievery Remix)
5. Destroy the Wicked ft. Notch
7. Water Under the Bridge ft. Natalia Clavier
8. Voyage Libre ft. LouLou Ghelichkhani
9. Road Block ft. Racquel Jones (Thievery Remix)
10. Joy Ride ft. Mr. Lif
11. La Force de Melodie ft. LouLou Ghelichkhani
12. Waiting Too Long ft. Notch