Toronto’s politically charged, electronically driven LAL are touring the country this summer. LAL will be promoting their third studio album Deportation which was inspired by the events surrounding 9/11 and its fallout -- the rise of a cloaked surveillance state, thicker lines drawn around who is “legal” and who is “not” and most particularly by the fate of several deported friends.
Deportation stands to be their most provocative and fully-realized album to date. “We wanted people to sit up and think about this word [Deportation] and what it meant, to read it aloud. So much music doesn’t provoke you to think, so it was important that we named this CD something that get people thinking,” explains lead vocalist Rozina Kazi. Deportation also hosts some of Toronto’s finest including Zaki Ibrahim, Ian Kamau, Montreal’s Moonstarr and more. Post-tour, LAL will present their new media project ‘zero cluster’ with Faisal Anwar and Jose Garcia at the Art Gallery of Ontario (August 2009/January 2010) before heading to India in September to work on their 4th record due out September 2010.
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