ASKO ANNOUNCES UPCOMING ALBUM VIA DINE ALONE, SHARES NEW SINGLE, “nikâwîs”

ASKO, THE NEW PROJECT FROM MAREK TYLER (nêhiyawak, WAYFINDING) ANNOUNCE NEW SELF-TITLED LP VIA DINE ALONE RECORDS, OUT SEPTEMBER 9, 2024

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Today, ASKO, the new project from Marek Tyler, is announcing his upcoming, self-titled album, set for release via Dine Alone on September 9, 2024. Following lead single “nisis”, Tyler is sharing “nikâwîs”, of which he says: “nikâwîs (aunt) câpân Harper told a story about family responsibilities. This summer, we lost our late aunt on Mom’s side. As our uncle explains, to help our mom’s sister take the next step, we refer to her not by name but by kâkî-kahwîsiyan (our late aunt on mom’s side). Mom noted that after someone’s passing, we don’t refer to individuals by their name at all because kinship terms are used regularly. But nowadays, people will, after one year, preface the person’s name with ‘late-…’.”

“Two years ago, kâkî-kahwîsiyan shared her story of dancing Fancy with me. She said, ‘When I danced, I tried to carve through the air like an eagle.’ This song is for the aunties and nieces and their courage to dance, to be seen, be okimâw (the boss).”

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ASKO TRACKLIST

01 nôkosiw

02 nikâwîs

03 nisis

04 wâhkôhtowin

05 sîsîkwan

06 enoksasant

07 pimohtêwin

08 sôhkisiw

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