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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
ZZ Top: "Texicali" EP Out On June 4; Gang of Outlaws Footage Posted
Top fans will get a generous preview of the band's forthcoming album
next week, when the group releases "Texicali", a four-song digital
collection, on 5 June.
four tracks that comprise "Texicali", like the forthcoming album (to be
issued via American Recordings in late summer or early fall), were
produced by Rick Rubin and Billy F Gibbons and include "I Gotsta Get
Paid", "Chartreuse", "Over You" and "Consumption". These songs are the first
new studio recordings from "That Little Ol' Band From Texas"
in nine years.
couple of weeks ago, listeners were able to sample "I Gotsa Get
Paid" in a campaign for the Jeremiah Weed line of malt beverages
that has generated tremendous on-line buzz for the video that depicts
Billy, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard performing - to the delight and
amazement of the patrons of a convenience store - in a walk-in
on the visibility of the `Gotsta Get Paid' song, we decided to make
available more of a taste of the album than just the one song,"
said American's Rubin. "That's the beauty of the new digital
landscape; we can put out what we want when we want, in the best
service of the artist."
Gibbons, "We were itching to get some new music out before the
full album release. Making available these four tracks seems like a
good way to accomplish that most expeditiously. Dusty, Frank and I
are happy with what's been accomplished in the studio, so we figured
we'd provide some hot and tasty 'hors d'oeuvres' before the main
course is served this fall."
who purchase "Texicali" will benefit from a pro-rated discount on the
purchase of the full album when it is released. All four tracks will
be previewed through an audio stream at Rollingstone.com for one day
only, Monday 4 June.