Bad Brains Build a NationThe above MP3 is off the brand new Bad Brains album "Build a Nation" out June 26, 2007 on Megaforce, and produced by Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys ("It also represents the first studio album, outside Beastie Boys albums, to be recorded at the Beastie Boys’ Oscilloscope Laboratories and Studio compound in New York City.") You can listen to the whole new Bad Brains album at MySpace. You can listen to the whole new Beastie Boys album on BrooklynVegan.

Bad Brains are playing The School of Rock Festival in Asbury Park, NJ today (June 24). Tomorrow is their sold out NYC concert cruise aboard The Temptress. I rode the Temptress just this past Friday for the also-sold-out Weakerthans show which also the first show of the Rocks Off season. Not only were the Weakerthans great - so was the weather and the view. Here are two pictures I took off the side of the boat:

The Statue of Liberty from a Rocks Off CruiseThe Statue of Liberty from a Rocks Off Cruise

More, and larger, photos @ my Flickr.

Do you want to see Bad Brains on the boat on Monday (June 25), but don't have tickets? Now you have one more chance. I have one pair of tickets to give away, and I'm going to split that pair in half - so instead of one prize, I now have two. To win one of these two tickets Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Bad Brains), and let me know your favorite album of 2007 so far. Include your first and last name for guestlist. Two winners will be picked at random, and contacted. Contest ends Monday at noon - seven hours before the voyage starts boarding.

BB tour dates & stuff below....

Bad Brains - 2007 Tour Dates
6/24 -- NY School Of Rock Festival, Asbury Park NJ
6-25 -- NY Boat Ride, New York NY
7/29 -- The Rogers Picnic, Toronto CANADA
8/05 -- Virgin Festival, Baltimore MD

Build a Nation tracklist
1. Give Thanks And Praises
2. Jah People Make The World Go Round
3. Pure Love
4. Natty Dreadlocks 'Pon The Mountain Top
5. Build A Nation
6. Expand Your Soul
7. Jah Love
8. Let There Be Angels (Just Like You)
9. Universal Peace
10. Roll On
11. Until Kingdom Comes
12. In The Beginning
13. Send You No More Flowers
14. Peace Be Unto Thee

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