by Bill Pearis
Beastie Boys cohorts and funky/rad band in their own right, Luscious Jackson called it quits at the dawn of the new century. There was talk of a kids album a few years ago that never quite materialized but Jill Cunniff, Gabrielle Glaser and Kate Schellenbach reformed Luscious Jackson for real in 2011 (keyboardist Vivian Trimble left the band in 1998) and they are set to release their first new album in 14 years, titled Magic Hour, on November 5 via their own City Song imprint. The group produced the record themselves, with a little help from Adam Horovitz on track "So Rock On." You can check out the video for first single, "Show Us What You Got" (directed by old pal/collaborator and Breeders bassist Josephine Wiggs) below.
Luscious Jackson will be playing live too and have announced their first dates in over a decade. There's just two at the moment: November 23 at Philadelphia's Union Transfer and December 7 at NYC's Webster Hall. Tickets to the Webster Hall show are on sale now.
"Show Us What You Got" video, plus a couple other classic LJ clips, below...
Luscious Jackson - "Show Us What You Got"
Luscious Jackson - "Citysong"
Luscious Jackson - "Naked Eye"