London-based duo The Very Best, whose members Johan Hugo and Esau Mwamwaya hail from Sweden and Malawi, are set to welcome their new album, MTMTMK, on July 17 via Moshi Moshi. If you'd like to take a listen, the LP began streaming via NPR today. You can also stream the album track "We OK," which features K'Naan, at the bottom of this post.

As mentioned, The Very Best are playing the Mumford & Sons-curated Dixon, IL - Gentlemen of the Road Stopover on August 18. One day before that happens, they'll play Lincoln Hall with support from Seye, who is featured on their track "Kondaine." Advance tickets are on sale.

All The Very Best dates are listed below, along with streams of "We OK" and "Kondaine."


August 10 Rock N Roll Hotel Washington, DC*
August 11 101 Lee Street Bristol, VA†
August 12 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA*
August 13 Irving Plaza New York, NY*
August 16 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI*
August 17 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL*
August 18 Page Park Dixon, IL
August 20 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO*
August 22 The Crocodile Seattle, WA*
August 23 Holocene Portland, OR*
August 24 Mezzanine San Francisco, CA*
August 25 Monterey County Fairgrounds Monterey, CA§
August 27 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA**
August 28 The Casbah San Diego, CA*

* with Seye
† with Mumford & Sons, Dawes, JEFF The Brotherhood, Apache Relay, Simone Felice and Haim
‡ with Mumford & Sons + Gogol Bordello, Dawes, Abigail Washburn, Apache Relay and Haim
§ with Mumford & Sons + Gogol Bordello, Apache Relay and Haim
** with MNDR