Meat Beat Manifesto To Emit Actual Sounds

The electronic dance group Meat Beat Manifesto are set to release

their new album, Actual Sounds and Voices, on Aug. 28. The album

features MBM's trademark loops and breakbeat samples as well as outtakes

from 64 hours of studio improvisation with reed player Bennie Maupin

and synth programmer/keyboardist Pat Gleeson, both of whom were

members of Herbie Hancock's influential '70s group the

Headhunters. The first single from the album, "Acid Rain," with remixes

by Freddy Fresh and Depth Charge, hits stores on June 30.

MBM's North American tour continues with a show in Seattle's Mercer Arena on

June 18, Chicago's Riviera Theatre on June 22 and dates in Detroit, Atlanta and

Miami before wrapping up with two shows in New York's Hammerstein

Ballroom on June 29 and 30.