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The Thing Announce New LP
The Quietus , August 21st, 2013 13:28

BOOT! to be released on new label The Thing Records in November

Scandinavian free jazz trio The Thing have announced the impending release of their sixth studio album, following last year's collaborative release with Neneh Cherry, The Cherry Thing. Titled BOOT!, the album will be released through via their new label The Thing Records on November 5.

Formed in 1999 as a Don Cherry recording project, the trio have performed 600 live shows to date and performed with an impressive roster of names including Peter Brötzmann, Sonic Youth, Jim O’Rourke, and Thurston Moore. We're told that the new album was recorded over three intense days and will 'mark an important development in the trio’s endless search of musical poetic meltdowns with its definite rock sound and open playing. Throughout, they transform their roots, combining their own free jazz and punk aesthetics with elements of Ethiopian music, soul, funk and noise, and re-work album-oriented material by jazz icons, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington.'

Pre-order the album from the band's website.

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