Posted in music | tour dates on June 21, 2012

Fleshtones

The fabulous Fleshtones, NYC's progenitors of "super rock," will release a new EP in August titled Los Fleshtones Quatro x Quatro via Yep Roc records. Maybe they'll play some of it tonight (6/21) at Bowery Electric. The line-up for tonight's show is actually pretty cool all-around, with Steve Wynn & the Miracle Three, former Voidoid Ivan Julian, Swedish garage rockers Stupidity and Palmyra Delran. Tickets are still available.

The EP was recorded while on tour in Gijon, Spain and all four songs are in Spanish, including covers of two songs by Mexican rock band Los Johnny Jets. Says frontman Peter Zaremba:

The story of this record goes way back to our original bass player, Marek Pakulski, finding a bunch of albums including 'Los Johnny Jets A Go Go' in the trash in front of Joey Ramone's Lower Eastside tenement one night in 1977. Johnny Jets were a typical Mexican '60s rock and roll group -covering top-ten hits of the time like 'Wooly Bully' in Spanish with varying degrees of competence -- just the thing to appeal to The Fleshtones. Rather than the Spanish language versions of overly-familiar tunes like 'Hang On Sloopy', what really caught our ears were two more-or-less original tracks 'No Tengo Dinero' and 'Todos Queremos A Lupe' (which seemed to at least be inspired by Johnny Thunder's 1962 hit 'Loop De Loop'). We decided we would record these two songs ourselves as soon as possible. If nothing else, The Fleshtones are good for their word!
In other news, The Fleshtones' record label, Yep Roc, turns 15 this year and they're throwing a three-day celebration at The Cat's Cradle in Carboro, NC on October 11, 12 and 13. No word on whether The Fleshtones will go down for it but confirmed YR15 artists include Dave Alvin, Chatham County Line, John Doe, Liam Finn, Fountains Of Wayne, Robyn Hitchcock, Los Straitjackets, Nick Lowe, Chuck Prophet, Eleni Mandell, Mayflies USA, Cheyenne Marie Mize, The Sadies, Sloan, Jim White and Master of Ceremonies John Wesley Harding. While three-day passes are sold out, you can still buy individual tickets to each night.

YR15 Flyer is below, along with a list of Fleshtones tour dates.

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The Fleshtones - 2012 Tour Dates
June 21 - Bowery Electric, New York, NY
June 22 - Dogfish Head Brewery, Rehoboth Beach, DE
June 23- North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA

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Comments (8)

Wow, great lineup. Too bad it's in Inbred, NC. And just a little after the DNC comedy show down the road!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 1:27 PM

my skin flute has great fleshtone

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 1:37 PM

pathetic

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 1:58 PM

The triangle isn't so inbred

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 2:17 PM

Fleshtones were a great band in the 80s and 90s. Saw them a ton of times at Brownies, but not since that place closed. Are they still decent?

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 2:45 PM

They put on a great show but if you have the displeasure of dealing with Streng or Zaremba at the merch booth you'll learn that they can be condescending and arrogant.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:29 PM

Actually, The Fleshtones are scheduled to play at the pre-YR15 show on 10/10/12 at Local 506, with Los Straitjackets and Southern Culture On The Skids. The tickets are sold-out, however and were only available as part of the YR15 Premium Fan Bundle.

Posted by Eric Enriquez | August 26, 2012 12:39 AM

I love the fleshtones.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 4:54 PM

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