The Vermont-based Barika is a powerful six-piece band with a soulful West African-inspired sound — and that hardly describes it. Previously an all instrumental band with booming horns and groovy guitar and keys, the group's leader, Craig Myers, decided Barika's new album needed a voice. "When The Time Comes" includes trance-y, rhythmic guest vocals by Kat Wright and Craig Mitchell, adding to the already funky dub-soundscape. Thunder Body's Matt O'Brian is also featured on the album's track "Sekou Blues," a track that will send goosebumps down your body. If you dig Big Mean Sound Machine and Rubblebucket, this band is definitely for you.