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    Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:39:53

    Luscious Jackson Releases New Song "Are You Ready?" - It's the first new song in 13 years

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    13 years is a long time to wait for new music, but somethings are worth waiting for. Are you ready? Luscious Jackson are ready.

    Alt rock band Luscious Jackson have released their first new song in 13 years. It's called "Are You Ready?" and you can hear it here, and get a download over at the LJ site.

    Singer/bassist Jill Cunniff elaborated on the music, saying, "Our mission is still the same - to mix up our favorite music - hip hop, '70' punk and soul, dance pop and anything we feel like. The new song 'Are You Ready?' is stylistically classic LJ with some new twists. Lyrically it's about coming back together as a band, as well as a motivational song. It's about revolution, personal or political." The track is produced by Luscious Jackson and recorded by Cunniff.

    Like many artists nowadays, Luscious Jackson are forgoing the label world and going the direct-to-fan route, releasing their new album exclusively through PledgeMusic. All "pledges" will receive a copy of the upcoming album as well as exclusive content including updates and videos from the band. It's a great business model.

    Fans will also have the chance to get involved in multiple premium offers - from Jill's paintings, Kate's painted drum heads, Gabby DJing your party, signed tour books and laminates, an NYC walking tour, music lessons, Skype and Google Plus chats, a private house show (better save up for that one) and many interactive experiences the band has never made available before. How awesome? The Jacksons are making it worth a fan's while to pledge.

    In addition, the Pledge campaign will also donate a portion of the pledges to the Child Welfare League of America, a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families, helping improve the lives of millions of children in all 50 states. You can pledge here.

    "We disbanded in 2000, knowing that having families and touring wouldn't mix," continues Cunniff. "We had a great final run of shows. We have been friends since high school and there was always room for reinvention. We have an opportunity to become an independent band right now and it's really exciting."

    Did you like "Are You Ready?"

    —Maggie Pannacione

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