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    Fri, 24 Apr 2009 10:20:46

    Boots Riley, Tom Morello Form New Project - Playing 'revolutionary party jams'

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    Rage Against the Machine's guitarist (Tom Morello), The Coup's frontman (Boots Riley), and Galactic's drummer (Stanton Moore) have announced a new project called Street Sweeper Social Club. While they've only been together for a minute, the trio will release their self-titled debut on June 16 through Warner's Independent Label Group. They'll also open the Nine Inch Nails/Jane's Addiction tour this summer.

    "It's revolutionary party jams," Morello explained in a statement. "It's got huge steamroller riffs combined with depth charge funk, while Boots unloads clip after clip of incendiary rhymes rich with satire and venom."

    "This is a time when the working class is being fleeced left and right," added Riley. "More families will be homeless and more people will be jobless. They'll need something to listen to on their iPods while storming Wall Street."

    To preview three Street Sweeper songs, check out their MySpace here.

    Street Sweeper Social Club:
    1. Fight! Smash! Win!
    2. 100 Little Curses
    3. The Oath
    4. The Squeeze
    5. Clap for the Killers
    6. Somewhere in the World It's Midnight
    7. Shock You Again
    8. Good Morning, Mrs. Smith
    9. Megablast
    10. Promenade
    11. Nobody Moves (Til We Say Go)

    Tour dates with NIN and Jane's Addiction:
    5/8 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
    5/9 Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
    5/10 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
    5/12 Austin, TX - Frank Irwin Center
    5/14 Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
    5/15 Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
    5/16 Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
    5/18 Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
    5/20 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
    5/21 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
    5/22 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
    5/24 George, Washington - The Gorge (Sasquatch Festival)
    5/26 Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
    5/27 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
    5/29 Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
    5/30 Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
    5/31 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Center
    6/2 Toronto, Ontario - Molson Amphitheatre
    6/3 Darien Lake, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheatre
    6/5 Camden, NJ - Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
    6/6 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
    6/7 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
    6/9 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
    6/10 Burgettstown, PA - Post-Gazette Pavilion
    6/12 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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