You almost instantly have to like Street Sweeper Social Club based on the rap-rock group’s very makeup: Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine brings the shredding magic to back up the in-your-face flow of The Coup’s Boots Riley. Plus, if its first album didn’t give you more reason to love them, then how do covers of M.I.A. and LL Cool J on a brand new release sound? That’s what we thought.
SSSC’s followup to its first LP will be called The Ghetto Blaster EP and, in addition to a remix of its single “Promenade”, the effort includes covers M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” and LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out”, both of which have been previously performed live. The rest of the seven-track EP will be filled up with new songs.
The Ghetto Blaster EP is out July 27th via Warner Music Group. About a month later, they’ll support the release by appearing on at this year’s Rock The Bells music festivals.
The Ghetto Blaster EP Tracklist:
01. Ghetto Blaster
03. Paper Planes (M.I.A. Cover)
04. The New Fuck You
05. Scars (Hold That Pose)
06. Mama Said Knock You Out (LL Cool J cover)
07. Promenade (Guitar Fury Remix)