Out September 2 on Yep Roc Records
Photo Credit: York Wilson
“Perennial garage rockers” (SPIN), The Fleshtones – Keith Streng, Peter Zaremba, Bill Milhizer, and Ken Fox – will celebrate their 40th anniversary with the release of their 21st album, The Band Drinks For Free. Out September 2 on Yep Roc Records, the album is now available for pre-order with an instant download of “Love Like A Man.”
Listen and Share “Love Like A Man” HERE
Recorded at Florent Barbier’s CCP Sound Studio in Brooklyn, New York, The Band Drinks For Free features 12 songs that take stock in the band’s remarkable career, and is a testament to surviving with a great attitude at great odds.
Dubbed “America’s Garage Rock Band” and “The Kings Of Garage Rock,” The Fleshtones debuted at CBGB in May 1976, and were the first band to play at Irving Plaza and Danceteria in Manhattan, Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey, and the first to be booked at the original 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
The album’s opener sets the tone, a groovy update of Ten Years After’s “Love Like A Man,” confident and swingin’, riff-driven and churning with eighth-note organ blasts and gang vocals, featuring the Bellrays’ remarkable singer Lisa Kekaula in an epic fadeout. The Fleshtones aren’t going anywhere any time soon and are planning to last for a long, long time. They’ve learned plenty along the way, too, like how to respect love, hold on to a dream, and play the Hondells’ “The Gasser.” If it all gets too heavy and you need to get off the numbing suburban roulette, just slip on “Rick Wakeman’s Cape” and hit the town.
The Fleshtones are back again, and they’re drinking for free. Care to join them?
The Band Drinks For Free Tracklisting:
1. Love Like A Man
2. Love My Lover
3. Rick Wakerman’s Cape
4. Suburban Roulette
5. Respect Our Love
6. Living Today
7. Too Many Memories
8. The Gasser
9. Stupid Ol’ Sun
10. The Sinner
11. How To Make A Day
12. Before I Go