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New Gang Of Four Song (!?)

Nick Nicoludis :: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 1:25 pm

That’s right, those hip English post-punk rockers are back with a new song after what seems like a  million years. I’ve always loved their mix of funk, punk and minimalism, and the fact they rhyme leisure and pleasure (see: “Nature’s Not In It”), something only a Brit can do. I know what you must be thinking: Great, another band I love from the ’70s is putting out new songs and touring just cause they’re running out of money and their kids are about to head off to college. Don’t be discouraged! The new track is reminiscent of their old bangers. Click through to hear the new jam.

The song has all the elements that made Gang Of Four so amazing: driving bass, minimal guitar work, and trance-inducing repetitions and vocal call-backs. I was actually surprised when I first listened to the track — I thought that you could fool someone into thinking it comes from an early album. So, check out the song below and be thankful that at least one kick-ass band is still pretty kick ass.

“You Don’t Have To Be Mad”