New Music Tuesday: SSSC

If there’s something—anything—that Tom Morello has ever done in his career that I haven’t fallen completely and madly in love with, then I have no idea what that thing is. Unless he’s murdered kittens at any point in his life. Does anybody know if Tom Morello ever murdered any kittens?

sssc2We’ll work under the assumption that he hasn’t and just stick with his work as part of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and most recently, the Street Sweeper Social Club, which releases their new seven-song EP, “Ghetto Blaster,” today. After putting out a full-length record with The Coup’s Boots Riley in 2009, SSSC has come back with a collection of new songs, covers, and a hot remix to “Promenade,” originally featured on the group’s self-titled debut.

Riley is himself a musical legend, and as far as live shows go these two guys know how to make it rain. The two covers on the EP, M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” and LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” are on the record by popular demand because they’ve been so successful performing those songs live.

Look, if you’re going to drop ten bucks for seven songs, those seven songs better be damn good, right? These are. Every last one of them. Morello’s creativity on the guitar is unparalleled by anyone in the business today short (maybe) of Jack White. He has done nothing in his life but rock, and the new songs from SSSC are no exception.

Just keep him away from your kittens.

Check out “Paper Planes” here:

And grab the album, out in stores, iTunes, and Amazon today!

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Joel Brigham writes about stuff. It’s pretty much all he cares about. Stuff like music and more music. But he mostly cares about music. And also music.

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