|07 April 2017||In The Red Records||ITR311|
02. Black Eyes
03. Ground Control
04. Shh Shh Shh
|Limited US release on clear vinyl, with outer saloon-door style cover, download card and stickered PVC sleeve. First available via pre-order on the In The Red Records site at Noon PST, 27 March 2017. Also issued on black vinyl, CD and issued in Europe by Bronze Rat on vinyl and CD.
Cristina Martinez discussed the artwork during an interview filmed at Album de la Semaine, Saint-Denis, France (7 February 2017):
“The idea of this record is that there is an insect in Washington DC, where I grew up, called the Cicada which burrows underground for 17 years and then it comes up and then it makes this incredibly beautiful noise in the summer. So that is like Boss Hog, we went underground for seventeen years and now we come up, we make this beautiful noise and then we go underground.
The actual record will have a shell, like the Cicada, but it’s made out of New York City pavement. And then when you open it there’ll be the creature which is me and it’s my back on one side and it’ll be my face on the other.”
26 January 2017: Formula X posted online as a streaming track
27 March 2017: Pre-orders for the US were available from Noon PST on the In The Red official site and they were due to start shipping in April with an official release date of 21 April 2017 for the CD and 7 April 2017 for the vinyl.
“BOSS HOG’S NEW LP BROOD X — THE RHYTHM, THE REBEL!
A REVOLUTION OF THE MIND, ROCK’N’ROLL FOR BODY AND SOUL!
TIME TO STAND UP!!
HERE COME THE WOLVES —ARE YOU READY FOR THE REVOLUTION???
BOSS HOG returns from the wild with their most subversive record yet — this is the seductive soundtrack for the second coming of militant rock’n’roll, and the groove has never been stronger.
BROOD X — emerging from the dirty streets of New York City after 17 years gestation — is a futuristic brew of 21st Century blues, toxic punk rock beat music, and hyper-focused, outer-space psycho assaults. Thermo-nuclear chanteuse CRISTINA MARTINEZ blisters the hypocrites, the haters, the heartless, and the clueless hangers-on with a full-tilt microphone attack. A sex-bomb salvo for troubled times, Martinez give’s voice to America’s pain while pulling no punches.
BOSS HOG does not negotiate. This is scorched earth rock’n’roll for the resistance, barbed-wire blues battling for the future of the planet. Recorded & mixed at the fabled Key Club, using Sly Stone’s legendary There’s A Riot Going On console, BROOD X channels the subversive mojo of the underground and brings next-level sonics to save your very soul.
Tired of feeling sad? Tired of feeling beat-down? Tired of feeling used, abused, lied to, and shamed? Remember what it was like when rock’n’roll made everything all right??
BOSS HOG has heard your call.
BROOD X is the change you have been waiting for.
Let BOSS HOG lift you up.
BROOD X is a party you can believe in.
|All Songs by Boss Hog|
(Madam’s Organ Music, BMI)
Recorded by and mixed with Bill Skibbe at Key Club Recording Company
Mastered by Dave Gardner and Daniel Krieger
Additional backing vocal and bongos by M. Sord
Additional synthesizer by Bill Skibbe
The Boss Hog All Stars: Cristina Martinez, Jon Spencer, Jens Jurgensen, Hollis Queens, and Mickey Finn
|“With gratitude to our family & friends: Thomas Malone, Ali Messina, Charles Spencer, Jessica Stankowski, Jon Barry, Loren Chodosh, Jennifer Czin, Dave Viecelli & The Billions crew, Mike Edison, Alap Momin, Brian Fox, Phil Large, Olympia & Jessica Ruffins, Marco & Fern, Tom Pisano, Betsey Barnum, GHS & Shure”|
Creature Photographs: Doerte Fitschen-Rath
Pavement Photographs: Dan Wonderly
Flyer photograph: Angel Zayas
Design: Erin Jang
BARCODE: 7 59718 53111 4
RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING: