Photo by Michael Weintrob
The Pimps of Joytime announce a string of April 2014 tour dates in honor of their new single “Booty Text” and forthcoming 2014 studio album, Jukestone Paradise.
The exotic five-piece will bring their all-analog dance tunes up the East Coast to Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA; Burlington, VT; Syracuse, NY; Fairfield, CT; Boston, MA and New York, NY before Midwest performances in Columbus, OH; Chicago, IL; Omaha, NE and Minneapolis, MN.
The road warriors are currently charging the West Coast leg of their winter tour, which kicked off over Valentines’ weekend with two sold-out shows in San Francisco, CA at the Independent.
Before heading out west, on Jan. 28, 2014, the Pimps of Joytime proudly announced their first single in more than two years, releasing “Booty Text” as a free fan download on their website, pimpsofjoytime.com. The clever holler back anthem is available on limited-edition vinyl 45s that feature a bonus “dubby mix” of the song, for sale exclusively on tour.
The vinyl release is the band’s first, a nod towards the remix culture of their native Brooklyn. “Remixes are a huge part of the club culture because they reinterpret and often times revitalize the original. A song comes alive when you’re on the floor experiencing it with your people,” said lead vocalist and guitarist Brian J.
“Booty Text” was also produced by Brian J, who has produced all of the band’s albums as well as Cyril Neville’s last solo record and Galactic trombonist Corey Henry’s forthcoming work. In the past he’s recorded most of the Pimps’ instrumental parts himself, including percussion. But with the addition of new drummer John Staten, Brian J dabbles with live percussion in the studio for the first time on the group’s forthcoming album, Jukestone Paradise. “[Staten] brings a lot of fire into the drums, he’s a huge part of this record,” Brian J explained. “Percussion is really important to me, and with him I’m able to mix them loud and powerful.”
Set for release in 2014, Jukestone Paradise will usher the Pimps’ most focused groove to date, threading heavy delta blues riffs with intoxicating rhythms and clever songwriting throughout. It will also feature an electrifying collaboration with Alex Toth of Rubblebucket. [Note: “Booty Text” not featured onJukestone Paradise, single only]
The Pimps of Joytime perform next in Eugene, OR Thursday, Feb. 20 at Cozmic Pizza with special guest Myron & E.
Feb. 19: Hood River, OR – River City Saloon +
Feb. 20: Eugene, OR – Cozmic Pizza +
Feb. 21: Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios +
Feb. 22: Seattle, WA – Neumos Crystal Ball Room +
Feb. 25: Jackson Hole, WY – Pink Garter Theater
Feb. 26: Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
Feb. 27: Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater *
Feb. 28: Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater *
Mar. 1: Steamboat Springs, CO – Gondola Plaza
Mar. 4: Snowmass, CO – Snowmass Village
Mar. 5: Telluride, CO – Fly Me To The Moon Saloon
Mar. 7: Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
Mar. 8: San Diego, CA – Mustache Bash Music Festival
Apr. 3: Baltimore, MD – 8×10
Apr. 4: Washington, DC – Gypsy Sally’s
Apr. 5: Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
Apr. 8: Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Apr. 9: Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Apr. 10: Fairfield, CT – StageOne
Apr. 11: Boston, MA – The Church
Apr. 12: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Apr. 16: Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern
Apr. 17: Chicago, IL – Cubby Bear
Apr. 18: Omaha, NE – The Hive
Apr. 19: Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
For more information, visit www.pimpsofjoytime.com.