Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Matisyahu "Spark Seeker" Album Review & Giveaway

Check it Out!  Music is amazing and I love that it invokes so many feelings, memories and emotions.  I pretty much like a little of all music although I have my faves, but I was so intrigued with the song "Sunshine" by Matisyahu that when offered the opportunity to check out the new Album "Spark Seeker", I just had to take it. 
Spark Seeker which will be available July 17th is Matisyahu's bold new studio album that mixes ancient traditional sounds with futuristic electro beats, rapping with singing, songs of the spirit with songs of the body.

"This album is about seeking that spark within.”

Just check out the music video for Sunshine and get a little taste..

So when I first started listening to Spark Seeker, I wasn't sure I was going to like the album and I will be totally honest in that there are some songs I do not care for, but there are more I love than don't.  Songs like Breath Easy and Shine On and Sunshine are all so amazing, but it is Live Like a Warrior that I absolutely love and just cannot get enough of!  It may just be my new life theme!  I love the message and I love the beat.

The collection of music is so diverse, it's all just a wonderful mix of musical instruments and vocals.  From futuristic to traditional and all mixed in together, there is an element of rap and reggae also.  This is unlike any music I have ever listened to before and I kinda like it!

This is Matisyahu's fourth album and he has also announced an extensive summer tour with co-headliners Dirty Heads. 

**Denotes show w/Dirty Heads
6/16 - Thackerville, OK - Winstar World Casino
7/3 - Del Mar, CA - Del Mar Fairgrounds
7/5 – Quincy, CA High Sierra Music Festival
7/8 - Vienna, VA - The Wolftrap **
7/9 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live **
7/10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues **
7/11 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom **
7/12 - Stamford, CT - Alive at Five
7/14 - Philadelphia, PA - XFINITY Live!
7/15 - Costa Mesa, CA - OC Fair and Event Center
7/18 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel **
7/19 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights **
7/21 - Atlantic City, NJ - Showboat Atlantic City House of Blues **
7/22 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summerstage **
7/23 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount Theatre **
7/25 - Portland, ME - State Theatre **
7/26 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom **
7/28 - Floyd, VA - Floydfest
7/29 - Randall's Island, NY - Catalpa Festival
7/30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead **
8/4 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room **
8/5 – Detroit, MI Fillmore Auditorium**
8/7 - Chicago, IL - The Congress Theatre **
8/8 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave **
8/9 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave **
8/12 - Des Moines, IA - Simon Estes Amphitheatre **
8/14 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Pavilion *Supporting Sublime
8/15 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion *Supporting Sublime
8/16 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless *Supporting Sublime
8/18 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre Outdoors**
8/19 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore **
8/20 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa**
8/21 - Chesterfield, VA - Pocahontas State Park Amphitheatre **
8/22 - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29 **
8/23 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Music Park**
8/25 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues **
8/27 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen **
9/4 – Austin, TX Austin Music Hall**
9/5 – Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom**
9/6 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Casino at Stir Cove**
9/8 – Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium**
9/9 – Aspen, CO The Belly-Up**
9/10 – Salt Lake City, UT The Rail**
9/11 – Albuquerque, NM The Sunshine Theater**
9/12 – Phoenix, AZ The Marquee**
9/15 – Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel Pool Stage**
9/22 – Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom**
9/23 – Seattle, WA The Moore Theater**
9/26 – Boise, ID Knitting Factory**
9/27 – Lake Tahoe, CA MontBleu**

I am so excited that I get to share this amazing music with ya'll and thanks to Sneak Attack Media, 1 lucky Check it Out! with Dawn reader will win a copy of Spark Seeker once it is released!
Time for...

*This Giveaway is Closed*

Enter via Rafflecopter form below.  US residents only. 
Prize to be shipped the week of release date.

*I received information and a digital copy of Spark Seeker via Sneak Attack Media for purposes of this post, however all opinions are my own.


  1. I thought I had heard the name before but Sunshine does not sound familiar to me. I like it, very catchy and upbeat! Thanks for the giveaway.


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