Street Sweeper Social Club Debut New Songs

posted August 2, 2010

Street Sweeper Social Club Debut New Songs

Street Sweeper Social Club, the band comprised of Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave/The Nightwatchman) and Boots Riley (The Coup), return with "The Ghetto Blaster EP," out August 10th on SSSC/ILG. It's the follow-up to their 2009 critically acclaimed, self-titled debut. Morello recently chatted with about the EP, check out the feature along with an exclusive stream of SSSC's new song "Scars."

The lead single off the seven song EP is a cover of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" which the band just posted to their MySpace page. Also, Hot 97's Miss Info has an exclusive stream of SSSC's cover of LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out." Fans have the opportunity to pre-order "The Ghetto Blaster EP" at SSSC's own webstore. They'll be able to choose from autographed CD's, vinyl and bundles that include both, plus a limited edition t-shirt. A digital download of "Paper Planes" is available as an instant gratification track with any pre-order.

After their Coachella performance in April, the LA Times gushed "The Social Club proved something important: that rap and rock, such a treacherous pairing given its history of appealing to the testosterone-heavy, shirtless frat-dudes, can be strong and beautiful, smart and angry." SSSC will be out on the road in support of the EP playing select Warped Tour dates and all of the Rock The Bells Festival in August with Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest & Wu-Tang Clan among others. Dates below.

Tour Dates

  • 8/10 - Vans Warped Tour - San Diego, CA
  • 8/21 - Rock The Bells - NOS Events Center - Los Angeles, CA
  • 8/22 - Rock The Bells - Shoreline Amphitheatre - San Francisco, CA
  • 8/28 - Rock The Bells - Governors Island - New York, NY
  • 8/29 - Rock The Bells - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Washington, DC
  • 10/29-31 - Voodoo Festival - New Orleans, LA