Boss Hog – Brood X (LP, EUROPE)

24 March 2017 Bronze Rat BR51LP
Exuvia:
01. Billy
02. Black Eyes
03. Ground Control
04. Shh Shh Shh
05. Signal

Creature:
01. Rodeo Chica
02. Elevator
03. Formula X
04. Sunday Routine
05. 17

VIEW:
NOTES:
European vinyl release of Brood X, issued on black vinyl with wrap-around card outer-sleeve, download card and stickered cover.

Commercially released in the US by In The Red Records on CD, vinyl and limited colour vinyl and in Europe on CD and vinyl.

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.”

News:

17 May 2016: Pitchfork announces the release of ‘Brood X‘ (pitchfork.com)

04 January 2017: BrooklynVegan.com posts artwork, tracklisting and a stream of ‘17‘ (BrooklynVegan.com)

05 January 2017: Pre-orders for the UK release were available from Bronze Rat Records on LP and CD with an official release date of 24 March 2017.

20 January 2017: Battle Hymns protest compilation available for download featuring brand new track ‘Save Our Soul

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.

30 March 2017: Brood X is available from the merch table at Boss Hog live shows

Press Release:

“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.

xxx”

SONG CREDITS:
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

SLEEVE NOTES:
“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”
DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Creature Photographs: Doerte Fitschen-Rath
Pavement Photographs: Dan Wonderly
Fly photograph: Angel Zayas
Design: Erin Jang

BARCODE: 5 051083 116107

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
A: “153766E1/A MORE BAD NEWS”
B: “153766E2/B MORE NASTY GROOVES”

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